The world of online tailoring...
... is quite a tricky one. I think I've found one who will do anything I want, although it wasn't without trial and error.
I'm currently looking to get a suit similar to the one modelled by designer Thom Browne to the left, though the jacket will only be slightly short and the trousers won't be high watered (hitting above the ankle, as he prefers them). I'm finalising some last little tidbits with their representative regarding arm scyes, fit and cut, etc. Hopefully this will turn out okay. The fabric will be most wonderful, having handled it in person. A 10 oz worsted wool in grey that drapes very well.
Yes, the trousers will go to my navel like his. That's where they're supposed to be. I've gotten a little tired of all these hipbone-hugging waistbands on most trousers made today, even supposedly "normal" rise ones. They're not even comfortable! So many kids claim that low rise trousers are comfortable. I don't really see that. They're uncomfortable for me, and I hate having to pull them up all the time since they aren't resting where most people are naturally smallest on their torso. All the jeans I'm buying from now on must have a mid to normal rise. I just... can't wear the jeans I used to anymore without feeling discomfort, having worn proper ones. What will probably get me the most flak is that I think low rise jeans on women are getting a bit stale. It was different, cool at first, but now everyone's doing it. And frankly, it does not look good on everyone. If you even have the slightest bit of love handles (which I don't mind) it accentuates them in a very unflattering way. So, I hate to say this but it seems the low rise jean was designed for rail thin men with 28" waists and very slender women who wear a size 0. Which is fine... as long as you fit into that category. Contrariwise, I can't think of a single person who doesn't look good in "ribcage-grazing" trousers and jeans. Call me insane if you will, but it's true. Those same ectomorphs that are the only ones who can work low rise will look good in them, as well as the guy who wears a 50" jacket size and an even bigger waist. That's why it was around for so long! Do the math, people. Some things will never go out of style for a reason. Some things -- yeck -- do.