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Looking at a pair of light to medium gray flannel pants... Thoughts on the lambswool vs. classic flannel vs. vbc super 120's vs. vbc super 100's? I see the lambswool is made in the USA and the others are made in Italy. Are the cuts different?

 

This will be my first HY order. Thanks!

post #2597 of 4526
yes, the cuts are different. Search this thread for the differences.
post #2598 of 4526
Just got a great pair of wool pants in the mail. Sadly (and this is totally my fault), I meant to order a 30, but accidentally ordered a 28. I assume I can just ship 'em back to you and you'll send me the 30? I am happy to pay for shipping, since this is clearly my fault.

Thanks.
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Went back through and decided to go with the VBC Super 100's flannels in light gray. Can't wait!

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I'm looking to order some wool trousers for work in some staple colors such as Charcoal, Dark Gray, Medium Gray, and possibly Dark Navy. What's the difference between Nailhead, Tropical, Tasmanian, Pick & Pick, etc? The amount of selections are a bit overwhelming as this is my first time; sorry for the newbie questions.

 

I'm from the West Coast in Southern California, so the weather isn't too cold over here, what would be a recommended weight?

post #2601 of 4526
I have the Classic Wool and Tasmanian Wool and love both. HY posted the differences between the Wools. Nailhead, Tropical will also work and feel lighter in weight to me, especially the Tropical. Tropical is great for a hot day. Pick and Pick not sure, may be a type of weave, but I dont think you can go wrong with any of them IMHO.
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Can anyone tell me about the sizing of the wool sweaters? I can't seem to get a reply from them.
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

I have the Classic Wool and Tasmanian Wool and love both. HY posted the differences between the Wools. Nailhead, Tropical will also work and feel lighter in weight to me, especially the Tropical. Tropical is great for a hot day. Pick and Pick not sure, may be a type of weave, but I dont think you can go wrong with any of them IMHO.

 

Thanks for your help badsha. I did see a post a few pages back with a short description of each trouser line, but it was mainly regarding the flannels and the weight of them. I read the post, but I don't think it applies to me since the flannels are a thicker fabric? Correct me if I'm wrong in that.

 

What would your recommendations on sizing be? True to size? Do they sit at the true waist 1-2 inches above the navel? or lower under the navel?

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I order 32 and have it taken in slightly. I believe HY said there is room to let out or taken the trousers. My slacks sit right approximately 1" below my navel. If you are unsure, you can order 2 sizes and return 1. Your tailor can be advise you. The Made in America are fuller in the seat and thighs.

HY has many weights of the Flannels. A rundown from HY on Flannels.

Classic flannel, 14 oz, pants made in Italy - a hardier flannel. Available in our widest variety of colors. Heavier weight but not excessively warm. Wears well. We've carried this for years and it is one of our essential fabrics.

VBC s120s flannel, 9.5 oz, pants made in Italy - a light and thinner fabric. Very soft and luxurious. I think this is best as a fall and spring weight, or for warmer climates, or for customers who run warm or who don't spend a lot of time outside. For me, in New York, this is a little light for December or January. I believe this is the third year we've used this fabric; it's great stuff, expensive cloth, and even though it's pricey, it's a real deal at what we charge.

VBC s100s winter flannel, 12 oz, pants made in Italy - a wintery version of the above. Also soft and luxurious, but thicker, more substantial, and spongier. Our Italian manufacturer says he thinks this is the best flannel in the world right now. I'm not entirely sure I'd go that far, but I think it's fantastic stuff.

Lambswool flannel, 12 oz, pants made in America - similar to the VBC s120s, though made by a different Italian mill. The primary difference here is in cut. Our American made pants are a little higher rise, and a bit more forgiving in the thighs, hip, and seat. While customers occasionally size up in the Italian pants, I don't expect that to happen much in the American pants. These are extremely well made and I'm very proud of them. As for the fabric, we're now carrying it in seven colors, and the depth and range of the color in each pair is really gorgeous. Just really rich shades.
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Question for those getting flannels and heavier wools in light grey: the weights of these clothes clearly say fall and winter to me but what about the color? Do you not find it too light for wintery attire? Somehow I have a block in my head that light grey just isn't right...am I off base here? confused.gif
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Light gray flannels look great in winter.
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

Light gray flannels look great in winter.

+1 Especially with chunkier fall / winter shoes / boots

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Any restocks of the navy blazers soon? Need a basic blue and debating between an HY and a Borelli off of eBay.

+1. I desperately need a blazer in size 38.
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Originally Posted by Ebichuman View Post

Question for those getting flannels and heavier wools in light grey: the weights of these clothes clearly say fall and winter to me but what about the color? Do you not find it too light for wintery attire? Somehow I have a block in my head that light grey just isn't right...am I off base here? confused.gif

A light grey wouldn't be my first, second or third colour choice for winter. I'd get a couple darker greys and tweeds first probably.
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^^ Light gray and medium gray trousers are more versatile than dark gray trousers. YMMV.

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