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Me too! I must say that before buying, I was skeptical of how I would fare in these vs linen (visiting the Caribbean). The open weave is brilliant. To top it off, they were virtually wrinkle free after 12+ hours in my carry on. I'll probably not bother with linen again.


Yep. The airflow from the wool and lightness of the trousers make them perfect.

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The mid gray lambswool flannel has been my go-to trouser this winter. They're brilliant. Pretty much the perfect trouser.

 

Can't wait for the tropicals in the American cut, I'm sure I'll pick up at least one pair! That said, I love the texture of linen, and the wrinkles don't bother me, so I'm never going to give those up.

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The mid gray lambswool flannel has been my go-to trouser this winter. They're brilliant. Pretty much the perfect trouser.

+1. I love mine, I wear them more than any other trouser.
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The mid gray lambswool flannel has been my go-to trouser this winter. They're brilliant. Pretty much the perfect trouser.

Can't wait for the tropicals in the American cut, I'm sure I'll pick up at least one pair! That said, I love the texture of linen, and the wrinkles don't bother me, so I'm never going to give those up.

Lucky for you, we're carrying linen as well, a beautiful Irish linen in gray and blue. The tropical is going to be in six colors (light, mid, dark gray, navy, tan, brown), and there will also be two colors of a nice wool fresco (brown, gray).
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Sounds like an awesome lineup. My tailor is going to be very happy. biggrin.gif

Here's a question: there is rather a lot of "transitional" weather in Portland, say 50-65 F. So too warm for flannel but too cool for linen. What trouser fabrics would you recommend for those days? Like you, I'm most partial to seasonal fabrics—flannel, tweed, linen, moleskin—because they have such fantastic textures.
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Sounds like an awesome lineup. My tailor is going to be very happy. biggrin.gif

Here's a question: there is rather a lot of "transitional" weather in Portland, say 50-65 F. So too warm for flannel but too cool for linen. What trouser fabrics would you recommend for those days? Like you, I'm most partial to seasonal fabrics—flannel, tweed, linen, moleskin—because they have such fantastic textures.

From our current fabrics, I'd recommend the Moon tweed for sure. You could also wear (in the Italian cut) the VBC super 120s flannel. I think of that as a spring/fall weight, and they are phenomenally soft. In more basic fabrics, the four season (lighter) and tasmanian (heavier) could work.
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I plan on taking my most recent HY trouser purchase to the tailor tomorrow for hemming. I'm a little torn on cuff measurements. I'm 6' with a 30" inseam...all torso! Should I go with 1.75" or 2"?
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I plan on taking my most recent HY trouser purchase to the tailor tomorrow for hemming. I'm a little torn on cuff measurements. I'm 6' with a 30" inseam...all torso! Should I go with 1.75" or 2"?

Larger cuffs are going to break up the line of your trousers and make your legs look shorter. I'd stick with the smaller cuffs.
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Larger cuffs are going to break up the line of your trousers and make your legs look shorter. I'd stick with the smaller cuffs.

Should I stick with 1.75" or drop down to 1.5"?
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Larger cuffs are going to break up the line of your trousers and make your legs look shorter. I'd stick with the smaller cuffs.

Yeah, but if he's 6 feet tall, then the cuffs would balance out his already long legs. I'd say go for a 2-inch cuff. I'm 5'10" and I'll be getting cuffs on my next ones.
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Never go smaller than 1.75".
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Agree with Jet. I think that anything smaller on any height gentleman looks silly. Im 5'8" and when I first started suiting up I would wear a 1" cuff and it looked horrible. 2" or plain bottom
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Yeah, but if he's 6 feet tall, then the cuffs would balance out his already long legs. I'd say go for a 2-inch cuff. I'm 5'10" and I'll be getting cuffs on my next ones.

He's six feet tall but with short legs--a 30" inseam on a 6 foot guy? Christ, I'm 5'8" and *I* have a 30" inseam. I have cuffs on many of my trousers, but not 2"--1.5" is about the norm. 2" is Spoo-level large, which looks fine, if a bit ostentatious on him, but he's also tall and with long legs.
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Agree with Jet. I think that anything smaller on any height gentleman looks silly. Im 5'8" and when I first started suiting up I would wear a 1" cuff and it looked horrible. 2" or plain bottom

Justin, a 1" seam would look bad on just about anyone, but 2" definitely does not flatter someone of our stature IMO. Definitely shortens the leg line, which is not something I need help with smile.gif
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Do you guys think it would be advisable to go up to a size 34 waist and have the waist taken in if the thighs and seat are too tight on the size 32 trousers (both USA and Italian made)? I'm worried that this is too much to take in given that my waist measurement is about 31" and there is already some room in the waist (about an inch) with the size 32 trousers.
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Do you guys think it would be advisable to go up to a size 34 waist and have the waist taken in if the thighs and seat are too tight on the size 32 trousers (both USA and Italian made)? I'm worried that this is too much to take in given that my waist measurement is about 31" and there is already some room in the waist (about an inch) with the size 32 trousers.

4.5" is far too dicey IMHO.
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