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2014/12/25 09:45:13 (permalink)
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Business idea - am I wasting my time?

Hi all,
 
Just came across this business idea and not sure if its a hit or a miss at the moment. Its basically trousers for men that are wider from the legs. Don't know about you guys but I know I can never find trousers that fit. I also don't know how much of an issue it is but would be interested to hear your thoughts. It's obviously targeting a very small market.  I'm trying to do a little bit of research and would appreciate if you guys can answer the below questions.
 
Do you currently find it hard to find a pair of trousers that fit around your legs?
If you answered yes please answer the questions below. If you answer no, thank you for taking part in this survey.
How many waist sizes to you need to go up by for the trousers to fit?
Do you wear a belt or tailor your trousers to get them to fit?
How much do you pay for a pair of trousers?
How much more would you be willing to pay for a pair of trousers that fit?
 
Hopefully this post isn't against forum rules.
 
Thanks
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    phil3030
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    Re: 2014/12/25 10:18:32 (permalink)
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    Without going into your business, I will answer for you.

    Yes
    1-2 sizes brand dependent
    Avg £30-40
    Maybe £60, but very infrequently

    When it comes to clothing I don't like spending fortunes
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    chris182
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    Re: 2014/12/25 10:54:14 (permalink)
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    Don't jacamo already do this? Not always easy finding 34 waste 34 leg it's not a common size
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    Boss Redd
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    Re: 2014/12/25 14:28:54 (permalink)
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    chris182
    Don't jacamo already do this? Not always easy finding 34 waste 34 leg it's not a common size



    That doesnt mean he shouldnt bother.

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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    chris182
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    Re: 2014/12/25 14:40:08 (permalink)
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    Didn't say he shouldn't, just asking if jacamo already do this... I've seen the adverts I've never looked.
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    chris182
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    Re: 2014/12/25 14:43:24 (permalink)
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    But unless you can compete with such a big company I wouldn't bother, I do run my own business.
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    Re: 2014/12/25 15:25:20 (permalink)
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    Like barbell aparell?

    I need a 32w 30L but have to wear a 34w 30L

      




     
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    ads1234
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    Re: 2014/12/25 16:34:11 (permalink)
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    Yh so basically like barbell apparel. It more to cater for people that have larger quads/hams and have to buy a larger size to get a good fit. Exactly like what dazzz said - needing a 32w 30L but wearing a 34w 30L.
     
    Chris182 - would you be able to send the link to the pants at jamaco's. I had a look on their website and couldn't find them..
     
    Thanks
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    Re: 2014/12/25 17:53:51 (permalink)
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    Sorry ads I wasn't sure about jacamo I was just wondering myself if jacamo already did this, I've seen the tv advert that advertise clothes for odd sizes that are apparently exclusive to jacamo.
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    Roger Mellie
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    Re: 2014/12/25 19:12:45 (permalink)
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    H mate. Made to measure trousers can be ordered online from the likes of tailorstore, which is a Swedish company, or makeyourownjeans, which is Indian and does tailored fits - I'm not sure how good they are. A few years back I went to a talk on business startups and a couple of guys working in fashion said it was barely worth doing and they would advise against it. They seemed to be struggling to keep the business ticking over and said it was a lot of work for not much reward.
     
    I am not saying it isn't possible. I guess the best way would be if you had a label that made people want / desire your trousers or if you could market in an efficient way on bodybulding sites.
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    Re: 2014/12/25 21:24:46 (permalink)
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    The market is tiny and the manufacturing industry is brutal. Wouldn't touch it with the proverbial barge pole.
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    Re: 2014/12/26 09:28:18 (permalink)
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    ^^ as above, sorry mate
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    Re: 2014/12/27 08:53:03 (permalink)
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    Www.gasp.nu

    Www.betterbodies.se

    They already have jeans and gym pants, but not smart trousers..
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    Re: 2014/12/27 09:36:13 (permalink)
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    chris182
    Don't jacamo already do this? Not always easy finding 34 waste 34 leg it's not a common size

    I'm 34 - 34.
    GAP have these in decent styles imo. But obviously try them on as some fit better than others even though they're the same size on the label. Often on offer too - as low as £20 sometimes.
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    Re: 2014/12/27 09:39:39 (permalink)
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    I hate trying clothes on in shops I've got about five pairs of jeans 34/34 that are almost skin tight I can't even get into them and I enter took them back.

    It's a strange size to get rite they can either be too baggy or too tight
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    WhiteSnake
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    Re: 2014/12/27 12:12:13 (permalink)
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    The chances of me getting a good fitting pair of jeans in the post is minimal.
    Most waist to thigh sizes catered for here though:
    Ignore that photo lol it's a generic one
    http://www.gap.co.uk/browse/product.do?cid=57531&vid=1&pid=000808494000
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    gym3timesaweek
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    Re: 2014/12/27 13:49:17 (permalink)
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    wear leggins simple :)
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    NotForTheWeak
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    Re: 2014/12/27 13:51:18 (permalink)
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    to be honest, if you have to ask the question, then you know the answer!
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