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This picture (Forex, from the rock your socks thread) makes it look like fresco and suede would jive, texture wise, and makes me think it would work just as well if the trousers had neither cuff nor crease. But before I drop a bunch of cash on bespoke chinos made up of the fabric, I just wanted more feedback.    Thanks.  
First off, is there anything inherently wrong with having Minnis Fresco made up in a dressier chino configuration (i.e., standard trouser detailing and construction, but cut like I have my chinos made [a bit more relaxed]) and worn without a crease?   I'm looking for something dressier than cotton twill chinos but below most lightweight summer wools in terms of fabric 'roughness', texture, and above all sheen, for 'business casual' (regardless of how dubious a...
Necrothreak, I know, but the most relevant discussion to what I've been considering - lately, for my purposes, cotton twill trousers (in a relatively heavy weight, even in summer, so they resist wrinkling [as much as possible, anyway], drape better, are able to hold a crease) are perhaps the most versatile pants I own (in medium grey, predominantly) and previously vastly underrated by me. As I've moved more towards business casual lately, I find that they're perfect with a...
+1. He speaks the truth. Also, both those shirt collars are simply too small and look out of proportion with everything else. Try a higher collar band and definitely more spread with longer points.
Generally, lapel type (notch vs peak) shouldn't matter with choice of collar. What does matter is lapel size and collar size. You're right that they should generally be *around* the same size, but most importantly they should be in proper balance with your frame, face, and tie width. Point vs spread is a matter of preference (although SF strongly favors a spread with everything, though I don't necessarily agree) - but a semi-spread (or slightly more spread point, however...
 Generally speaking, you want to condition the leather, then use cream first (of similar shade of brown), buff, and then apply a wax polish (how much depending on your tastes, how long since last polish, and - also use of similar shade) and buff it, followed by a a chamois cloth or similar fiber-free cotton to give it a mirror shine (if that's what you're after - a mirror shine, that is). Cream is more for nourishment and color of the leather, and wax more for polish per...
I saw on some thread awhile back that 'front lining (whether to knee or bottom) is not recommended for cotton trousers' - I've searched for that thread and been unable to find it, but I do not recall any rationale being stated for why.   I prefer all my wool and linen trousers lined, but have been moving towards more cotton twill for my bespoke trousers (Luxire) - so far I've heeded this advice, but before I drop $ on replacing them with lined ones - any particular...
I saw on some thread awhile back that 'front lining (whether to knee or bottom) is not recommended for cotton trousers' - I've searched for that thread and been unable to find it, but I do not recall any rationale being stated for why.   I prefer all my wool and linen trousers lined, but have been moving towards more cotton twill for my bespoke trousers (Luxire) - so far I've heeded this advice, but before I drop $ on replacing them with lined ones - any particular...
+1 I think the key is to have any pair of trousers you're going to wear w/o crease and casually be cut like chinos/cords/moleskines should be (whatever that means to you; I use a totally different set of measurements for my MTM casual trousers vs. dress trousers). Simply taking a wool dress pant (regardless of how slim or whatever) and ironing out the crease / giving it a side crease / whatever is not going look right, at least in most cases, by my estimation, as the cut...
I was wondering about this same topic (wearing slim lightweight wool trousers casually w/o crease) and I think it's doable assuming the cut is right, the fabric relatively matte, and some of the other productive suggestions people have made. That said, I'm not responding simply because I agree that it's possible (assuming said variables tuned properly); I found this thread researching said topic and was immediately struck by the same kind of thing I've gotten in some of my...
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