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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Despite what I said regarding yarn technicalities, the vast majority of my own odd trousers are actually non-worsted and a smaller majority isn't even wool. Most of my winter stuff is either flannel or cotton cord, though I do have a donegal pair which I'm pretty certain is worsted. In summer, most are cotton or linen. I just think they tend to look nicer. In fact, the only worsted wool odd pair I have for summer are a lightweight charcoal pair and that's compensated for by having a faint plaid check to it to add some interest. And that one's a smooth, plain weave rather than anything textured.

I think - various worsted tweeds/donegals/etc aside  - there are few worsted wool trousers most people would want or need, for winter at least, esp. when you add in the fact that most odd trousers are naturally solid colour rather than patterned. And many of those tweeds/etc you might want as a suit rather than just odd trousers. There's more utility for summer lightweight worsteds I think, if you need a slightly more formal wardrobe than linen/cottons would lend themselves too, but there I'd pick plain weaves rather something particularly textured anyway.

YMMV, of course.

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I mostly agree with this. Outside of summer, I am probably wearing some sort of grey flannel trouser most of the time I am not in a suit, with the occasional cotton moleskin, corduroy or perhaps tan wool cavalry twill (I believe these may be worsteds, though). Generally, most worsteds are not things I would want as odd trousers.

In summer, lightweight wool is needed for situations where cotton and linen are too casual. Either a tropical weight wool or some sort of open-weave wool (e.g. Fresco) will do nicely.

I generally agree with all of this as well, but I do think some of the textured worsted options on Luxire's site look like they would make good odd trousers, specifically the Dugdale hopsacks and herringbones. I know mid grey flannel is typically the odd trouser of choice for just about any situation, but I like trying to find new ways to break up the monotony now and again.
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

Our dear friend ordered this...I hope it delights him.

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I want to sex it.
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First shirt ordered, classic blue OCBD. Any comments on the stock BD collars? Are they Ivy-esque (nice roll, longer than normal)?
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


This goes back to the convo that Holdfast and I were just having. Why exactly would you not want any worsted odd trousers? I'm now of the understanding that worsted does not necessarily equate to smooth, texture-less fabric that should only be worn as a suiting fabric. If a worsted fabric has some nice texture and wears well, what would be the reasoning against it as an odd trouser? Or is it just that you prefer woolen flannel regardless?

I generally prefer woolen flannel regardless, but was also referring to worsted incorrectly as well to describe texture-less fabrics. 

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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

First shirt ordered, classic blue OCBD. Any comments on the stock BD collars? Are they Ivy-esque (nice roll, longer than normal)?

I love the stock BD. Nice roll, collar points not too long. Very well proportioned. Make sure to get them unlined.
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I love the stock BD. Nice roll, collar points not too long. Very well proportioned. Make sure to get them unlined.

 

Unlined? I get my Barba BD unfused, lightly lined.

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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

First shirt ordered, classic blue OCBD. Any comments on the stock BD collars? Are they Ivy-esque (nice roll, longer than normal)?

Goodness, how do you have 38k posts? I see you've been here since 2006, but still - wow.
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Goodness, how do you have 38k posts? I see you've been here since 2006, but still - wow.

For monster, inhuman poast count + poast velocity, check out In Stitches (better known as Stitchy ... and some other unmentionables [snicker!]). His is insane.
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Easy to rack them up if you get involved in other sub-fora. No idea how Stitch does it.
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I've actually made efforts to trim my subscriptions, and rarely venture outside of them, or to the main page - I already spend enough time on here.

To keep this on track - on my next trousers I'll be asking that the fly be zip and buttons at the top - the default buttons Luxire uses amounts to about 6 - four traditional ones and an additional two that get attached to a support strip from the left side of the front of the pants (on the inside obviously). It's too much work.
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Originally Posted by Terpo View Post
 

 

Unlined? I get my Barba BD unfused, lightly lined.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jko View Post


I love the stock BD. Nice roll, collar points not too long. Very well proportioned. Make sure to get them unlined.


I know this is somewhere deep in the thread, but if you have a pic of these, would you mind posting? Interested in collar band height (I know there's a google doc somewhere too). I have a version of the Borrelli/Barba BD made by another MTM which I might try to have replicated by Luxire when I can make the purchase.

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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

-- there is something off about the trouser waistband construction; I think it's missing some type of lining or internal construction that I take for granted in all my other trousers. Result is a weird flimsy feeling. Not sure how to remedy this.

Have you emailed them? Curious what this means in terms of construction. Perhaps for lighter weight pants (to make a guess).

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

 

 


I know this is somewhere deep in the thread, but if you have a pic of these, would you mind posting? Interested in collar band height (I know there's a google doc somewhere too). I have a version of the Borrelli/Barba BD made by another MTM which I might try to have replicated by Luxire when I can make the purchase.

 

Pics of Barba BD: http://www.styleforum.net/t/304965/luxire-custom-clothing-official-affiliate-thread/6375#post_6757831

Spreadsheet with lots of custom collar details: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArNeLrwWnsmodDMwWl9ScVo3VkNlR2JRSU5tTFFOMlE&usp=sharing#gid=0

post #7124 of 12668
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

First shirt ordered, classic blue OCBD. Any comments on the stock BD collars? Are they Ivy-esque (nice roll, longer than normal)?

I'm a fan, good roll. It fits well in the "ivy" category, IMO.
post #7125 of 12668

Thanks, added some more collars and trousers to the spreadsheet. Any more additons are always welcome. Can't we sticky the sheet for newcomers?

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