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post #2731 of 4498
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Two things:


1. Wore an HY tie to class today and a student liked it so much she decided she was going to buy one for her father's birthday.

2. The back seam shows through in the knot. Is this avoidable at all (I don't think I'm tightening it too much). Perhaps a different knot than half-windsor?


I would go with a four in hand here--that knot is a little big tied in a half-windsor.
post #2732 of 4498
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


That's pretty hot. I would stick with four season, tropical, nailhead. I think four season is going to have a re-stock soon. The other two probably in 2013.

 

 

Thanks for that - yeah, that's summer in Melbourne smile.gif

post #2733 of 4498
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Two things:


1. Wore an HY tie to class today and a student liked it so much she decided she was going to buy one for her father's birthday.

2. The back seam shows through in the knot. Is this avoidable at all (I don't think I'm tightening it too much). Perhaps a different knot than half-windsor?


That's a lovely tie colour - good choice!

The seam issue is one that you will get with most knit ties, regardless of the knot. I've got knit ties from Kent Wang (made by Gallo, I believe), Ascot, Nick Bronson and a few others.

The Ascot ties are a very dense, springy knit and so the seam perhaps shows a bit less than others.

Zegna also makes a knit tie that doesn't have a back seam, but they are costly and I haven't seen them around much.

I don't mind the seam issue as knit ties are inherently more casual, anyway.
post #2734 of 4498

That said, the Henry Carter knit tie I have doesn't have a back seam. http://henrycarter.com.au/products-page/knit-ties/ It's the only one of mine that doesn't - even my Drake's knit tie has one.

post #2735 of 4498
Looking for my first pair of HY gray flannels and am considering ordering a pair of both the lambswool and classic flannels to compare the American vs. Italian cuts with the idea that I'll keep only the pair that fits the best. I'm Looking for the most versatile gray and the colors available for each are quite different. In other words, the shades are much lighter in the lambswool than in the classic given the same description (e.g. light, mid, dark/charcoal), so I'm looking for recommendations for both. Thanks for any input.
post #2736 of 4498

What are the best HY trousers for super hot weather?

post #2737 of 4498
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Originally Posted by JugglEvan View Post

What are the best HY trousers for super hot weather?

You should probably try a "tropical wool." Also, you can use the weight of the fabric to help pick a lighter weight for hot weather.
post #2738 of 4498

There needs to be a temperature scale for the range of HY trousers. Something like:

Linen > Seersucker > Cotton Chinos > Tropical Wool > Wool Twill > Cotton Moleskin > Classic Flannel > etc.

going from coolest to warmest. But with information that I didn't pull out of my ass and all of the fabrics.

 

Let's start one now. I'll go first, got the most difficult ones out of the way...

Cooler

-100% Linen

-VBC Super 100s Winter Flannel

Warmer

post #2739 of 4498
When can we expect restock of Super 120s Wool Pants - Light Gray?

Also, I was at this place today getting a few custom shirts and the guy there couldn't believe how nice my Howard Young brown twill trousers were. He was surprised how well they fit me and when I told them I ordered online he said that was gutsy smile.gif. He did tell me the rise is actually not that low.
post #2740 of 4498
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Originally Posted by JugglEvan View Post

There needs to be a temperature scale for the range of HY trousers. Something like:
Linen > Seersucker > Cotton Chinos > Tropical Wool > Wool Twill > Cotton Moleskin > Classic Flannel > etc.
going from coolest to warmest. But with information that I didn't pull out of my ass and all of the fabrics.

Let's start one now. I'll go first, got the most difficult ones out of the way...
Cooler
-100% Linen
-VBC Super 100s Winter Flannel
Warmer

dude are you serious? Its pretty much self explanatory.

not to mention, 100% linen in cooler weather?

what?
post #2741 of 4498
Quote:
Originally Posted by JugglEvan View Post

There needs to be a temperature scale for the range of HY trousers. Something like:
Linen > Seersucker > Cotton Chinos > Tropical Wool > Wool Twill > Cotton Moleskin > Classic Flannel > etc.
going from coolest to warmest. But with information that I didn't pull out of my ass and all of the fabrics.

Let's start one now. I'll go first, got the most difficult ones out of the way...
Cooler
-100% Linen
-VBC Super 100s Winter Flannel
Warmer

We have such a scale. It's called lurk moar.
post #2742 of 4498
just ordered the navy silk knit tie based on the pics from Claghorn.

Looks awesome and no square bottom!
post #2743 of 4498
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

dude are you serious? Its pretty much self explanatory.
not to mention, 100% linen in cooler weather?
what?

I think what he meant was that wear linen to keep cooler and wear the flannels to keep warmer.
post #2744 of 4498
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I think what he meant was that wear linen to keep cooler and wear the flannels to keep warmer.

i see.

either way, pretty self explanatory based on the weight of the fabric, the name (tropical wool) and the description.
post #2745 of 4498
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Originally Posted by Berob View Post

Looking for my first pair of HY gray flannels and am considering ordering a pair of both the lambswool and classic flannels to compare the American vs. Italian cuts with the idea that I'll keep only the pair that fits the best. I'm Looking for the most versatile gray and the colors available for each are quite different. In other words, the shades are much lighter in the lambswool than in the classic given the same description (e.g. light, mid, dark/charcoal), so I'm looking for recommendations for both. Thanks for any input.

 

In the lambswool, you can't go wrong with charcoal and/or dark gray. I own them both, and the colours are true to what you'd expect. The charcoal is definitely charcoal--and not a lighter shade or a dark gray. The dark gray is maybe a bit light, but the pictures on the website aren't exactly what you'll get when you hold the pants in your hand.

 

This has probably already been said before, but if you're going to order the Italian-made pants in your actual waist size (rather than sizing up and getting the waist taken in), run your hands over your abs. and ass first. The pants are amazing, but they're not forgiving.

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