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post #1036 of 2029
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

Well, unless you're really young and really slim, pleated cords and tweed coats are a very good match.  Of course, if you are, then you should avoid them.  After all, one doesn't want to go around looking like Urkel . . .

Meh, I'm very young and very slim, and it just takes a certain GTH air to pull off pleated pants -- if they're well-fitting pleated pants. I have a pair of forward-pleated sage green cords that taper dramatically to a fairly slim leg opening, and they look alright. That being said, I generally prefer flat fronts.

 

Moves: The moleskin they sell in drug stores to cut pads out of for corns and bunions is a cousin of the stuff the pants are made out of -- I don't want to say the exact same, since I'm not too familiar with real moleskin trousers myself, but it certainly seems similar. I think the foot-pad kind is a bit thicker.

post #1037 of 2029
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

Well, unless you're really young and really slim, pleated cords and tweed coats are a very good match.  Of course, if you are, then you should avoid them.  After all, one doesn't want to go around looking like Urkel . . .

 

I'm 39 and 215 lbs so no and no. But, I'm still trying to avoid pleats if I can.

post #1038 of 2029

I have a question for all the tweed enthusiasts: I am looking to have my first tweed SC made, and I am trying to decide between the following herringbone harris tweed fabrics:

Olive

 

700

 

Gray

700

Reddish brown

700

Light brown

700

 

My other two SCs for the moment are navy single-breasted (in the making) and houndstooth check in brown/olive color (this one:)

 

700

 

My odd trousers are brown (mostly lighter), tan/khaki and gray. I am intending this as an outerwear piece for fall/spring. The gray and light brown seem to be a classic, although given my trousers, maybe the olive would work with all of them (and jeans).

 

For the configuration, my idea is 2-button single breasted with patch pockets (and barchetta breast pocket).

 

What do you guys think? How versatile are each of these colors?

post #1039 of 2029
Gray and light brown. Both are terrific and EASY to work with.
post #1040 of 2029

^^+1^^

 

This is true.  Start with greys.  You can expand your collection as time passes but grey is the best first choice.

post #1041 of 2029
Wearing so much tweed today:
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post #1042 of 2029
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Wearing so much tweed today:


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I love the tie, I think the sweater is a bit much however.

post #1043 of 2029

nothing wrong with that jumper, it goes well as an accenuation of the casual. Is it a tank top?

 

and that tie is superb.
 

 

Question - what are the trousers? assuming they are mtm? I have a pair of oatmeal harris herringbones that look similar in colour at least.

post #1044 of 2029
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Originally Posted by Jhors2 View Post

I love the tie, I think the sweater is a bit much however.

Thanks...it was chilly this morning.
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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post

nothing wrong with that jumper, it goes well as an accenuation of the casual. Is it a tank top?

and that tie is superb.

 

Question - what are the trousers? assuming they are mtm? I have a pair of oatmeal harris herringbones that look similar in colour at least.

Thanks. Trousers are Epaulet Walts...Coffee Tweed, from their last Factory Find Trouser run.

Tie is from: www.yellowhookneckties.com web site under construction but there's more info on facebook for those who are inclined to look.
post #1045 of 2029
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Originally Posted by sinfjotli View Post

Reddish brown

I personally like this one the best and would work nicely with many trouser colors and jeans.

NYR - so...much...tweed...in a good way.
post #1046 of 2029

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To be honest, I do believe you should have the trousers lengthened a tad.  They really should cover about 2/3 of the shoe.  Even if you prefer a 'no break' look, they need to be longer.


Edited by OlSarge - 11/19/12 at 9:34pm
post #1047 of 2029
Nice fit NYR, I have a cashmere scarf to match your sweater.
post #1048 of 2029
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

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To be honest, I do believe you should have the trousers lengthened a tad.  They really should cover about 2/3 of the shoe.  Even if you prefer a 'no break' look, they need to be longer.

Are those Carmina shells? Look awesome!
post #1049 of 2029

post #1050 of 2029

stick it on! lets see it! :D
 

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