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Subject: Replacing Favourite Trousers
Category: Sports and Recreation > Outdoors
Asked by: probonopublico-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 31 Aug 2003 06:02 PDT
Expires: 30 Sep 2003 06:02 PDT
Question ID: 250728
I have a pair of Mens' Lowe Alpine trousers, size L, light beige
colour that I would like to replace.

They are VERY old, possibly 7 years or more. 

I've been to all the local 'Outdoor' shops without success.

They were made in Thailand.

Any ideas?

I would consider shipping the trousers to someone who could make me
some more pairs if the price was right, etc.
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Subject: Re: Replacing Favourite Trousers
Answered By: byrd-ga on 03 Sep 2003 08:00 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Why Bryan, you truly *are* a very clever boy indeed to have solved
your problem so neatly!  You have not only found your trousers, but
saved yourself the possible grief of dealing with international mail
order, which can be a very daunting prospect - yes, yes, very clever
indeed.  I am most impressed.

Thank you for accepting my efforts, however, and be sure to hold onto
the information about contacting Lowe Alpine just in case you should
ever need to find something else of theirs (oh yes, and in future
might I recommend that if the style number is not imprinted somewhere
upon an article, that you write it down somewhere before discarding
the paper tags?  One never knows... ).

Lowe Alpine Group (UK) Limited 
Ann Street 
Kendal 
Cumbria 
LA9 6AA  
Tel. 01539 740840 
Fax. 01539 726314 
e-mail: info@lowealpine.co.uk 
UK enquires only 


Warmest regards and many thanks for being such a great GA customer! 
Byrd
probonopublico-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, Byrd

Many thanks for everything!

However, I have had to spend £60 (Sterling, not Turkish) on the new
trousers. I do hope that you will find it in your heart to reimburse
me for this expenditure?

YES, I do take PayPal.

Kindest regards

Bryan

Comments  
Subject: Re: Replacing Favourite Trousers
From: byrd-ga on 31 Aug 2003 09:24 PDT
 
Since I can't possibly tell exactly which variety of Lowe Alpine
trousers you have without seeing them, and therefore can't know
whether any supplier(s) has them or even if they're still in
production, I'm posting this as a comment instead of an answer.

If you know the style # and/or name, you might try ordering from a
mail order house.  Here are three that carry Lowe Alpine trousers:

http://www.cotswold-outdoor.com/Cat/7229
http://www.snowdonranger.co.uk/uk2shop-11.htm
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/search/vendor_results.asp?vendor=1280&showImages=yes&mscssid=3A85F30C65E04D12B2A6557FC30D1A1A

Should they not have "your" trousers, you could try contacting Lowe
Alpine itself by phone or email to see if they might direct you to a
store or outlet near you, or one online.  Here's their main website:
http://www.lowealpine.com/

If that should also fail, then certainly, most any good tailor will
have the ability to take apart your trousers and make a custom pattern
for you, which could then be used any number of times to make another
pair(s).  I'd suggest you just go through the list in your phone book
and phone them up to inquire as to willingness, price, etc.

Good luck - I know what it's like to have a favorite article of
clothing wear out and then not be able to find a replacement!  Worth
the search.  And, uh, might I suggest next time you buy two (or three)
pair so as to have one or two in reserve ... I've learned that little
trick the hard way!

Cheers, 
Byrd
Subject: Re: Replacing Favourite Trousers
From: probonopublico-ga on 31 Aug 2003 10:10 PDT
 
Hi, Byrd

Many thanks for taking the trouble.

If no one else comes up with anything better then please post your
comment as an answer.

I have already looked on-line and the model I like seems to have been
superseded. There may have been a model number on the paper tag but
that was thrown away the day I bought them.

Incidentally, I did buy 2 pairs at the time, without then realising
how great they were.

It's not just the style but also the material.

Regards

Bryan
Subject: Re: Replacing Favourite Trousers
From: byrd-ga on 31 Aug 2003 10:30 PDT
 
Thank you, Bryan.  I appreciate your generosity and will be glad to
post my comments as an answer if no one else is able to help you out. 
But we certainly need to make sure the question stays open long enough
to give others a chance.  If you don't get an answer, then you just
let me know when you think it's been long enough and we'll go from
there.

In the meantime, I forgot to mention that I recently contacted the
manufacturer of a particular item that I'd been having trouble
finding, with the result that they told me it was no longer being
made, but they had a few left at the factory and I could order
directly from them if I wished.  I wished!

So, I realize without the # you're a little handicapped in describing
what you have there, but perhaps by giving them a description along
with the name of the store where you originally purchased them as well
as approximately when, they might be able to figure it out.  Also,
sometimes they hide those style #s on a little tag inside the garment
somewhere, like an inside seam or something.  I'm sure you've already
checked but it might be worth having another look-see just in case
it's gotten itself all curled up or something and you overlooked it.
Anyway, should you wish to try contacting Lowe Alpine, here is their
contact information for UK customers:

Lowe Alpine Group (UK) Limited
Ann Street
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 6AA 
Tel. 01539 740840
Fax. 01539 726314
e-mail: info@lowealpine.co.uk
UK enquires only
 
All the best,
Byrd
Subject: Re: Replacing Favourite Trousers
From: probonopublico-ga on 03 Sep 2003 07:42 PDT
 
Hi, Again, Byrd

I've now found some great trousers (although not identical) ... in a
local shop would you believe?

So, problem solved.

Please post your answer and, in order to get a 5 Star rating, you must
tell me (and everybody in GA-GA Land) what a clever boy I am.

Regards

Bryan
Subject: Re: Replacing Favourite Trousers
From: byrd-ga on 03 Sep 2003 09:45 PDT
 
Dear Bryan, 

Oh dear me, um, 60 *sterling* ?  I'm so very sorry to hear of this
empty state of the pockets in your new trousers -- apparently your
local trouser outlet did not see fit to discount a local customer,
tsk, tsk. How sad.  But I'm afraid I must beg your patience on the
reimbursement as I only possess the Turkish variety of pounds and
PayPal seems to have a slight problem with conversion ... However, I
shall be on the lookout for their change of heart, and in the
meantime, seek opportunity to increase your pockets' weight another
way.

   :-) 

Best regards,
Byrd
Subject: Re: Replacing Favourite Trousers
From: byrd-ga on 03 Sep 2003 09:50 PDT
 
Oh yes, I meant to add my heartfelt thanks for the five-star rating! 
It is, as you know, much appreciated!   :-)

Cheers,
Byrd
Subject: Re: Replacing Favourite Trousers
From: probonopublico-ga on 06 Sep 2003 00:25 PDT
 
Just testing

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