On the subject of flanell trousers.
I ordered a few of the VBC flannels and after wearing them for a couple of months I find the fabric a bit flimsy. VBC also has wollen flannel fabrics and these are more substantial. The Minnis flannel I also ordered (0307) is heavier and to my taste the better choice for a F/W trouser. It also has a nicer drape while the lighter VBC flannel tends to get caught easier on knee socks for example.
Any thoughts from other users?
I look forward to the "directly from the mill" fabric that will be on the site in a couple of months. Hope for heavier wollen flannel options.
Very light or very soft flannels, though comfortable, do tend to be a little fragile. Still popular as they are comfortable.
We will be adding a wider variety of flannels for A/W 2016, 9 Oz to 16 Oz.
If any particular fabric has not served you well, do share feedback over email. We can then move those out of circulation.
I avoided ordering them for this exact reason. They wear through so quick, I had a pair from Zegna (via ebay) done in a VBC flannel that I only got 2 seasons out of. Its just too thin to last.
I ordered a pair in 0300 Minnis, and the Mid gray 540g. Fox bros. from Luxire, both of which are fantastic. I am thinking about ordering the new flannels from Minnis via Luxire, the colors are excellent.
I too am awaiting the "direct from the mill" cloth to see how it looks. I need workhorse flannels, I am hoping they are substantial, and not just thin and fancy. The cashmere blend scares me a bit, I don't mind cashmere, but I want them to be substantial.
The E. Thomas Cashmere blends are good, should be scared of.
Problem is not the Cashmere, but the weaving to make it feel softer, to let the cashmere shine.
We tend to avoid such fabrics as our wools are used primarily for pants.
Edited by luxire - 1/20/16 at 9:11am