[[SPOILER]] Very nice. The fine twill weave looks crisp and should be pretty durable. Looking forward to when a tan or khaki becomes available. These kind of pants are so helpful for travel or commuting in rain, snow, slush.
Don't settle for skinny lapels. Order a deconstructed jacket from Luxire. That'll be machine washible and have the lapel width and other details you want. I have a couple washable cotton canvas jackets from them. They're unlined (even the sleeves), uncanvased, unpadded, etc. Ask for either preshrunk self-fabric or cotton shirting to be used for inside jacket front and maybe the top of the back, if you want a bit of lining but want to make sure they're washable.
Which seam to you mean, Gus?
High rise, extended waistband tab, and strong taper is Ambrosi's usual look, no? At leastll my pents have that -- and w/ single forward pleats, though single reverse pleat is his default.
D, I like that Lemaire stuff, particularly what looks like a long, hooded raincoat.
Fok tipped me off to jeans w/ high rise and loose upper part w/ strong taper. Got to say I love the look and feel. Levis 522s do it well.
I love hemp blend t-shirts. I like bamboo too, but more for boxer briefs -- at least the ones I have from the dearly departed MichaelJKrell brand are great, the only things I've found comfortable on 24 hour flights. I have one of his t-shirts too, but it's too silky smooth for me. There are hemp t-shirts that are that fine too, but I like less refined, slubby kind. They're ideal for wear w/ jeans or as pajamas imo.
Pleated and full up top but aggressivley tapered seems to be in now, or maybe I'm just starting to like it.
I think designers are nostalgic for the styles of their youth, Girbaud, Z Cavaricci, MC Hammer, or maybe that's just me.
Depends on what the jacket is made of. The main problem is that various parts will be made of different materials that are likely to shrink at different rates.
For example, the outer material may be cotton and the lining rayon (or acetate, nylon, polyester), the undercollar wool, and the inner canvasing cotton, linen, horsehair, and/or wool.
^Very good. I'm guessing they go well w/ heavy fabrics, like corduroy. That'd be an advantage.
But I guess I'd rather a chukka, longwings, etc. when wearing winter pants.
BD22, someone else and I posted recently that we like black w/ blue jeans.
I've never liked the Westons due to their split toe, high toebox, type of vamp stitching, and curved chevron strap cutout (or whatever that shape is best called. I only like the half moon ones of Bass Weejuns, Alden, etc.) Dopey likes them though, and I like dopey.
I think the C&J Harvard would be my second choice after the Alden/BB LHS. Sometimes you can find NOS made in the US models from Sebago, Dexter, etc. under $100 on eBay. Incidentally, Dexter is credited...