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I am considering the D ring flannels. Until now I had considered this a dressy feature on MTM suit pants. How does this look in a business casual setting?
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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post

Thanks.  In your opinion what different temps do you think the different weights of flannel are comfortable?  Also, do you think the 120's are durable at all?

It's hard to say, but if you work in an climate controlled office, I think they'd all be pretty comfortable. I'd say if you run hot, or like a lighter weight fabric, go for the 120s. If you run cold, or want a more substantial classic flannel, do the 100s or the lambswool. I think with proper care the durability of 120s would be comparable to any premium wool trouser.
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I am considering the D ring flannels. Until now I had considered this a dressy feature on MTM suit pants. How does this look in a business casual setting?

I really like side tabs on odd trousers and they are great in a biz casual setting with just a button down. I've got a pair of grey Epaulet Walts with side tabs and they are one of my favorites. I got a couple pair of the HY flannel D-rings in my last order. They are very nice, but the USA fit doesn't look as good on me in the lightweight 120 flannel … so I think I'm going to return those. I wish HY had side tabs in the Italian fit. The USA fit isn't bad, they're just not as fitted on me. I've got a few pairs of casual HY USA fit pants that look great, but they're madras and cotton which I think are a bit more forgiving when it comes to fit.
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It's hard to say, but if you work in an climate controlled office, I think they'd all be pretty comfortable. I'd say if you run hot, or like a lighter weight fabric, go for the 120s. . I got a couple pair of the HY flannel D-rings in my last order. They are very nice, but the USA fit doesn't look as good on me in the lightweight 120 flannel …

Thanks for the replies.  I have little time to get downtown and shop and dislike this activity any way so I shop on the internet.  Minimizing returns is nice.

 

Do the flannel 120's still have the woolen character of heavier pants?  And in general do they appear more rustic and less dressy than a pair of worsted pants?

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Thanks for the replies.  I have little time to get downtown and shop and dislike this activity any way so I shop on the internet.  Minimizing returns is nice.

Do the flannel 120's still have the woolen character of heavier pants?  And in general do they appear more rustic and less dressy than a pair of worsted pants?

I think the character of the fabrics look the same. The differences for me are more in the drape and feel. The 100s are definitely more substantial and I've heard the term "spongy" used to describe the hand, which is a great descriptor for these … I really like this flannel. The 120s are really nice, they look very similar to the 100s, but the lighter weight makes them drape more like a lighter weight wool, if that makes sense. As far as the rustic vs. dressy, it's hard to say. IMO, flannels are kinda in between dressy and rustic. Tweeds, herringbones and textured weaves are what I'd call rustic.
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Hi Sean, if you are looking for "D-ring" I think that's what in UK we call side adjusters then the following might do the job and available online. They are tailored in Italy so have a lean leg. I have them in all the basic shades navy, black , but the charcoal flannel are the most versatile for me at least, and definitely better for fall than cotton. I don't know the count sorry but I would guess at super 110's.

 

https://www.markmarengo.com/menswear-74/menswear-trousers/blue-label-flannel-trousers-charcoal-with-side-adjusters-802.html

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Oops, apologies I sent the belt loop ones. They do both. These are the D ring version that I have. Sorry about that. 

 

https://www.markmarengo.com/menswear-74/menswear-trousers/blue-label-flannel-trousers-charcoal-with-side-adjusters.html

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Oops, apologies I sent the belt loop ones. They do both. These are the D ring version that I have. Sorry about that. 

https://www.markmarengo.com/menswear-74/menswear-trousers/blue-label-flannel-trousers-charcoal-with-side-adjusters.html

That pic is terrible. The pockets are flaring out, which means that the crotch needs to be let out
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Hi JRD , yes I see what you mean by the photo, that is not me wearing them actually. On me they look good on and are certainly very well made with a good Biella flannel.  I favour the leaner or more tapered legs of the Italian tailoring, although initially I was sceptical   

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Bought these double monks two years ago and been wearing them quite often


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^ looking good. Nice shine
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How do the HY shoes compare quality-wise to other established brands?
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I think they are rebranded meermins.

 

I have those double monks and they put some A Testoni Basics I just bought to shame.

 

The HY shoes are VERY nice.

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Monk shoes..they look a nice quality pair in good quality flame burnished leather and very well cared for if you had them a while.

 

But not sure if they are quite the right shoe to wear with a white trouser and no socks..especially no socks ...?

 

I always thought this closed in semi-formal shoe should require socks, and only a slip-on penny loafer or moccasin something was 

good for the bare ankle look ? 

 

Even the Italian guys who wear their trousers slightly short or rolled to show off a touch of ankle usually combine with a slip on loafer

 

Am I wrong ?

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I think they are rebranded meermins.

I have those double monks and they put some A Testoni Basics I just bought to shame.

The HY shoes are VERY nice.

I've been wondering who makes them as well, don't belive it is meermin though.
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Even the Italian guys who wear their trousers slightly short or rolled to show off a touch of ankle usually combine with a slip on loafer

Am I wrong ?

I'm not Italian bigstar[1].gif
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Originally Posted by westhill View Post

Monk shoes..they look a nice quality pair in good quality flame burnished leather and very well cared for if you had them a while.

But not sure if they are quite the right shoe to wear with a white trouser and no socks..especially no socks ...?

I always thought this closed in semi-formal shoe should require socks, and only a slip-on penny loafer or moccasin something was 
good for the bare ankle look ? 

Even the Italian guys who wear their trousers slightly short or rolled to show off a touch of ankle usually combine with a slip on loafer

Am I wrong ?

I don't think you're wrong so much as... well, that's your opinion (it's my opinion too).

I've found that the fashionable "menswear" thing to do lately (or as far as I've been paying attention for a couple years is to do exactly what we see a few posts above - dub monks, no socks, pants a few inches way too short. The only thing missing is one strap unbuckled. For the complete picture you can check out the Epaulet thread.
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