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post #181 of 278
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May I suggest 25 pairs of tweed?

You may.
post #182 of 278
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Madame Paulette shrunk two pairs of my Ambrosi/Woodhouse pants so I need new odd trousers. Woodhouse and its whipcord are no more. So, I have a new OneTrouser planned. Five pairs. Same cloth, same color. That is all.

why don't you try drapers' whipcord?
it is almost exactly the same as the previous oneTrouser woodhouse
or have you tired of this oneTrouser?
and this is 1Trouser2
post #183 of 278
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How did you choose on one particular shade of grey? Wouldn't it make more sense to get trousers made in a few shades of grey, spanning from light to dark, without going to the extremes of charcoal or very light grey? They'd still be all grey, but it would be a subtle variety in your clothes that fits well with your philosophy.

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You guys put too much thought into precise shades of things. To my mind, there is light grey, mid grey, and dark grey (charcoal, if you like). Within each category, the cloth's other characteristics are what matter to me.


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I often have five pairs made up in the same cloth ... 5x the charcoal, the mid-grey, the light-grey, the chocolate brown, the mid-brown ...

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Sounds sensible to me. Although, for practical and budgetary reasons, I plan on having a fall/winter OneTrouser, a spring/summer OneTrouser, and a few key one-offs.

I'm just collecting information. That is all.
post #184 of 278
The number 5 (五, Pinyin: wŭ) is associated with the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal) in Chinese philosophy, and in turn was historically associated with the Emperor of China. For example, the Tiananmen gate, being the main thoroughfare to the Forbidden City, has five arches. It is also referred to as the pronoun "I"[citation needed], as the pronunciations of "I" (我, Pinyin: wŏ) and 5 are similar in Mandarin.
post #185 of 278
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The number 5 (五, Pinyin: wŭ) is associated with the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal) in Chinese philosophy, and in turn was historically associated with the Emperor of China. For example, the Tiananmen gate, being the main thoroughfare to the Forbidden City, has five arches. It is also referred to as the pronoun "I"[citation needed], as the pronunciations of "I" (我, Pinyin: wŏ) and 5 are similar in Mandarin.

Clearly my imperial blood is calling out.
post #186 of 278
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Behold, the One(Trouser)Cloth:

post #187 of 278
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Behold, the One(Trouser)Cloth:



Meh. Too light.
post #188 of 278
too light
post #189 of 278
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too light

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Originally Posted by Mildly Consumptive View Post
Meh. Too light.

+1, far too light if that'll be your only trouser.
post #190 of 278
If indeed there is a concept of the 1Trouser and this is not some 'parlour' game he is better with a light grey, as it gives him a greater range of potential colours and shades for his sportcoats. It is not optimal, it is a compromise, but he know doubt knows that. A bit too minimalist an approach for me, but...
post #191 of 278
Looks good Foo. What made you choose flannel over twill?

I have a pair of trousers in a very similar fabric and color from Howard Yount that I got last fall.
post #192 of 278
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It is a tiny bit lighter than I expected, but I think it prove incredibly versatile.
post #193 of 278
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Meh. Too light.
Agreed. A shade (or two) too light. Definitely a good option to have but not the "one."
post #194 of 278
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Agreed. A shade (or two) too light. Definitely a good option to have but not the "one."
Well, you'll only really know when he has it made up and he's wearing them in an ensemble. For what he's trying to achieve I think he's made the correct decision. If that cloth is the 15oz Minnis Flannel I have some trousers made from it. Very nice, but they do have one draw back that I won't go into.
post #195 of 278
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Well, you'll only really know when he has it made up and he's wearing them in an ensemble. For what he's trying to achieve I think he's made the correct decision.

True that. I suppose I am relating this to my own experience/cloth choices, which are similar to many of the ones he has made.
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