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Ready for spring

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post #11822 of 16824
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Originally Posted by CapitalKifoo View Post

 

Thoughts?

I'll give some feedback...

 

Those jeans looked like acid washed or bleached black jeans. If they are you might wanna go with something else; maybe normal gray or charcoal jeans. And you shoes seems to look too long and unflattering. It is prolly because you have wide feet. If this is the case then I suggest going with some Supergas they will balance your proportions. Posting in SWD would also serve you alot more.

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To clarify, there is another subforum, Streetwear & Denim, where this fit would be more appropriate (and you'll get more helpful feedback).

plus one.
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GREAT look, NOBD.
post #11824 of 16824
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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

I like tweed + wool trousers in theory but rarely have occasion to wear that combo, as opposed to tweed + cotton trousers which is a classic smart daytime look. Maybe if your lifestyle involves a lot of dandified business casual it would be different.


I don't think wool trousers automatically puts a look into the realm of drab business casual. It depends on the exact cloth and the style. Sure, a pair of unremarkable worsted middling-grey trousers paired with a tweed jacket is admittedly quite dull, but I don't think (m)any were recommending that. Certainly I, for one, was thinking more along the lines of flannel or donegal. Even within the realm of cotton trousers, I think cavalry twill or cords work better with tweed to my eye than regular chinos. Again, though, I'm not seeing the look through US eyes, which I certainly accept alters (a bit) the paradigm of what tends to look good together.

 

The exact weight/feel of the tweed matters too. A rougher/chunkier tweed certainly pairs well something a bit on the same spectrum, whereas the newer "city" tweeds in lighter/smoother fabrics can certainly go absolutely fine with chinos. For example, I have a "tweed"-esque check in a year-round weight from the Glorious Twelfth P&H book that falls within that spectrum; it's not really a true tweed fabric, so works great with chinos. But for a mid-weight/mid-rough tweed like the one pictured earlier, I'd tend to veer towards heavier-looking trousers.

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I don't think wool trousers automatically puts a look into the realm of drab business casual. It depends on the exact cloth and the style. Sure, a pair of unremarkable worsted middling-grey trousers paired with a tweed jacket is admittedly quite dull, but I don't think (m)any were recommending that. Certainly I, for one, was thinking more along the lines of flannel or donegal. Even within the realm of cotton trousers, I think cavalry twill or cords work better with tweed to my eye than regular chinos. Again, though, I'm not seeing the look through US eyes, which I certainly accept alters (a bit) the paradigm of what tends to look good together.

The exact weight/feel of the tweed matters too. A rougher/chunkier tweed certainly pairs well something a bit on the same spectrum, whereas the newer "city" tweeds in lighter/smoother fabrics can certainly go absolutely fine with chinos. For example, I have a "tweed"-esque check in a year-round weight from the Glorious Twelfth P&H book that falls within that spectrum; it's not really a true tweed fabric, so works great with chinos. But for a mid-weight/mid-rough tweed like the one pictured earlier, I'd tend to veer towards heavier-looking trousers.

I didn't say "drab" business casual, on the contrary I was talking about "dandified" business casual. I could see tweed + wool making sense if you work somewhere where suits aren't expected but jeans/cotton trousers are too casual. As I said, I like the look in theory but personally find myself either wearing suits (for work or formal events) or jeans/cotton trousers. I'd feel strange wearing wool trousers when shopping or going to lunch on a weekend but YMMV.

Definitely agree with your point that top and bottom should match in terms of seasonality/weight. Would not wear a 22 oz tweed with summer weight chinos, or a lightweight Glorious Twelfth tweed with heavy moleskins or cords.
post #11826 of 16824
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I don't think wool trousers automatically puts a look into the realm of drab business casual. It depends on the exact cloth and the style. Sure, a pair of unremarkable worsted middling-grey trousers paired with a tweed jacket is admittedly quite dull, but I don't think (m)any were recommending that. Certainly I, for one, was thinking more along the lines of flannel or donegal. Even within the realm of cotton trousers, I think cavalry twill or cords work better with tweed to my eye than regular chinos. Again, though, I'm not seeing the look through US eyes, which I certainly accept alters (a bit) the paradigm of what tends to look good together.

The exact weight/feel of the tweed matters too. A rougher/chunkier tweed certainly pairs well something a bit on the same spectrum, whereas the newer "city" tweeds in lighter/smoother fabrics can certainly go absolutely fine with chinos. For example, I have a "tweed"-esque check in a year-round weight from the Glorious Twelfth P&H book that falls within that spectrum; it's not really a true tweed fabric, so works great with chinos. But for a mid-weight/mid-rough tweed like the one pictured earlier, I'd tend to veer towards heavier-looking trousers.

I didn't say "drab" business casual, on the contrary I was talking about "dandified" business casual. I could see tweed + wool making sense if you work somewhere where suits aren't expected but jeans/cotton trousers are too casual. As I said, I like the look in theory but personally find myself either wearing suits (for work or formal events) or jeans/cotton trousers. I'd feel strange wearing wool trousers when shopping or going to lunch on a weekend but YMMV.

Definitely agree with your point that top and bottom should match in terms of seasonality/weight. Would not wear a 22 oz tweed with summer weight chinos, or a lightweight Glorious Twelfth tweed with heavy moleskins or cords.

 

It was really interesting to read the bit I've bolded, as I've never even thought about it in that way.

 

I just did a mental tally of what I wear and I'd say in winter, I wear wool about 2/3-3/4 of the time and most of the rest, I'm wearing cords or (more rarely) jeans. In summer, it tilts quite heavily in favour of chinos or other similar cotton trousers, with linen thrown in too. ymmv, absolutely!

post #11827 of 16824
Cold day so donegal sweater. Cords are chocolate brown if unclear




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post #11828 of 16824
Once again a fantastic sweater!
post #11829 of 16824
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Ready for spring

I'd just like to point out that NOBD has a nice butt

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Cold day so donegal sweater. Cords are chocolate brown if unclear




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Great looking sweater and nice fit. Deets?
post #11831 of 16824
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Great looking sweater and nice fit. Deets?

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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Once again a fantastic sweater!

Thanks gentlemen! It is a jcrew donegal sweater. I know not the best quality but for my budget and stage of life I think they great. This is this years model which isn't as soft of a wool blend as last year but the flecks of color are more pronounced and the fit is slimmer through the body. It is on sale right now in some sizes (medium, large I think).
post #11832 of 16824
+1 to sweater love.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

+1 to sweater love.

But what about the butt love? No love for the butt love? confused.gif
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But what about the butt love? No love for the butt love? confused.gif

what butt?
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But what about the butt love? No love for the butt love? confused.gif

what butt?
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Ready for spring
I'd just like to point out that NOBD has a nice butt


That butt.
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