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post #16 of 27
I'm interested too, what kind of silk should I be looking for in classic pants? Are they always rough textured with small imperfections?

!luc
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
I'm interested too, what kind of silk should I be looking for in classic pants? Are they always rough textured with small imperfections?

!luc

I own two pair. One pair by Luciano Babera in an espresso brown. This trouser is traditonally tailored in a heavyweight silk with a smooth finish. The second pair is a RLPL raw silk model in cream with a Hollywood waist and side tabs. They serve very different purposes, but I really like them both.
post #18 of 27
I have one pair of medium blue herringbone silk trousers that have an interesting texture. They don't drape particularly well, and all-in-all, I believe I would rather have linen than silk in all instances.
post #19 of 27
I recently saw an old actor in a DB navy gilt button blazer, orange turtleneck and raw silk trousers in yellow. Black bit loafers, navy socks.

He got away with it.
post #20 of 27
I own a pair of vintage navy blue dupioni silk trousers from the 1950s.
post #21 of 27
An occasional suit or jacket in silk. But silk pants? Outside of the odd cream ones for a spring sports jacket, silk isnt that comfortable. Usually when i do up a silk sports jacket, ill make the pants in a wool with a shiny quality like a sharkskin (even a mohair) to complement the sheen of the jacket, but silk pants are just not worth the effort.
post #22 of 27
I used to have 4 suits in silk, sort of matte, which I wore in hot climates. They were actually very durable and very nice. sort of the thick, nobby silk. I only got rid of them when they got a litle tight on me.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
An occasional suit or jacket in silk. But silk pants? Outside of the odd cream ones for a spring sports jacket, silk isnt that comfortable. Usually when i do up a silk sports jacket, ill make the pants in a wool with a shiny quality like a sharkskin (even a mohair) to complement the sheen of the jacket, but silk pants are just not worth the effort.

In what way are they not comfortable? It's difficult to tell from a tiny swatch of fabric and that's one of the reasons I posted the thread. I also ordered a mid-blue, wool and mohair btw.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
I used to have 4 suits in silk, sort of matte, which I wore in hot climates. They were actually very durable and very nice. sort of the thick, nobby silk. I only got rid of them when they got a litle tight on me.

Silk suits are nice, but to go out and get an odd pair of silk trousers is something else. Cream silk pants are sort of traditional with a summer sports jacket or blazer so theyre under the radar.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
In what way are they not comfortable? It's difficult to tell from a tiny swatch of fabric and that's one of the reasons I posted the thread. I also ordered a mid-blue, wool and mohair btw.


Ok, bear in mind I started the fiesta early tonigt and I have to go meet my friends at a blues bar in about 20 minutes.

here goes.

for tailored clothes, silk is primarily a material that has an effect on the viewer. Its not as nice for the wearer. the finer and softer the silk the more comfortable it is, however, if it isnt the best quality duppioni, it will be hot in warm weather, especially in the crotch, and cold in cold weather. Again, if it isnt the best quality, it will be stiff to the feel, and easily damaged or soiled. Thats why i think a semi-shiny wool is a better mate for a silk or silk blend jacket, or a mohair fabric, it matches the sheen but not the discomfort and delicacy.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
if it isnt the best quality duppioni, it will be hot in warm weather, especially in the crotch, and cold in cold weather.

Even the finest Dupioni silk will have these characteristics. I will add that Dupioni silk trousers can be uncomfortable when seated(the fabric has little "give" to it) , I wear mine to events such as cocktail parties where sitting isn't mandatory.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
Silk suits are nice, but to go out and get an odd pair of silk trousers is something else. Cream silk pants are sort of traditional with a summer sports jacket or blazer so theyre under the radar.


I actually don't think that I have bought a pair of odd trousers in 15 years, if you don't count a dozen or so pairs each of khakis and sweat pants. all my real trousers are part of a suit.
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