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post #1 of 38
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Nothing in the world better than quality grey flannel. I don't se alot of it this season in suits. It it no longer en-vougue?

I think one of the last acceptable pleated pant looks is that of a great reverse pleat on with a large 1 3/4 cuff on grey flannel trousers...

thoughts?
post #2 of 38
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Originally Posted by heavyd
Nothing in the world better than quality grey flannel. I don't se alot of it this season in suits. It it no longer en-vougue?

I think one of the last acceptable pleated pant looks is that of a great reverse pleat on with a large 1 3/4 cuff on grey flannel trousers...

thoughts?


I agree that the grey flannel is a beautiful suit. It is becoming scarcer rtw, and that's a reason to break them out of the closet or get one made up.

I dont quite get the second part about the pants, I think a lot of fabrics for pleated pants are acceptable.
post #3 of 38
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Originally Posted by heavyd

I think one of the last acceptable pleated pant looks

post #4 of 38
Gray flannel is timeless, elegant, textural. Fabulous, for accessories. I'm not sure about the pleat issue, either. I think a single pleat looks fine in many different weaves of fabric. Gabardine, would be one.
post #5 of 38
I've actually been considering having a gray flannel suit made up, probably within the next year. What shade of gray is classic? Should I make it a 3-piece suit?
post #6 of 38
I currently have a custom, light grey flannel suit on order, with waistcoat. It should be another couple of weeks...
post #7 of 38
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Originally Posted by thinman
What shade of gray is classic? Should I make it a 3-piece suit?

I find that a flannel vest can get a bit warm in a modern office building but then I tend to run warm.

I don't know that there is a "classic" shade of grey. These all look good to my eye.



post #8 of 38
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Originally Posted by thinman
I've actually been considering having a gray flannel suit made up, probably within the next year. What shade of gray is classic? Should I make it a 3-piece suit?

Get the three. Darker flannel. My 2cents.
post #9 of 38
Grey suits are my favorites. I've not had problems finding them but if I did I would go mtm or bespoke.
post #10 of 38
Tomasso, the top example from your photo is more of a taupe, wouldn't you say? That shade, is my favorite. More complicated than the other two. The woods in your residence, are luscious. So are the shoes.
post #11 of 38
If you don't mind the extra expenditure, get the 3 piece. You don't have to wear the vest every time.
post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
I find that a flannel vest can get a bit warm in a modern office building but then I tend to run warm.

I don't know that there is a "classic" shade of grey. These all look good to my eye.





Just about every shade is nice in grey, the lighter it is, the more dandy but of course the less practical. And I know what you mean, i have a three piece navy solid flannel and as soon as it gets cold enough to wear it, they crank up the heat like everyone in the office is either elderly or walking around in bathing suits.


Flannel is terrific though and now it's becoming a bit of a custom signal because it isnt that common in rtw.
post #13 of 38
Can a grey flanel jacket be worn as an odd jacket? If yes, what trousers should it be paired with?
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
I find that a flannel vest can get a bit warm in a modern office building but then I tend to run warm.

I don't know that there is a "classic" shade of grey. These all look good to my eye.


I love that light grey on right side.
post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by kolecho
Can a grey flanel jacket be worn as an odd jacket? If yes, what trousers should it be paired with?


Sure, if it's a light grey jacket, then white or cream pants work well. Medium grey might not be as nice. A dark grey jacket is a bit Hip and may only work with black pants and a black sweater or something like that.
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