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post #10246 of 13589
Thanks for the reply. But the color I'm thinking of would not work with a grey jacket. Too little contrast. I'm thinking of a mostly grey, but slightly blue or maybe a little more than slightly. I think minnis has a slate blue type color like what I'm imagining.
post #10247 of 13589
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Historically the forum shuns blue odd pants, as they are tricky to pull off in the context of an odd jacket and trousers. This is also magnified by the forums general distaste for grey odd jackets, which would make for the most obvious combination with blue pants.

this.

i personally own a pair of blue odd pants, and i like them very much, but i find them very limited when trying to wear them with a jacket and tie.

i do however wear them a lot in the winter with a shirt and sweater or jacket and no tie.
post #10248 of 13589
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

Thanks for the reply. But the color I'm thinking of would not work with a grey jacket. Too little contrast. I'm thinking of a mostly grey, but slightly blue or maybe a little more than slightly. I think minnis has a slate blue type color like what I'm imagining.

Pictures would probably help. The issue people tend to have is with navy odd trousers, which are tough to pair with a jacket and tie. A grey with a bit of a blueish hue probably wouldn't be as problematic and could work with more items. I'd think flannel is the ideal material for this sort of trouser.
post #10249 of 13589

On the topic of blue-gray trousers:

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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

In terms of cream flannels, I've never been able to wear them, I find them a bit too stark as they tend to be more white than brown. I guess they would work with grey or brown sportjackets but they just seem like everything you would wear them with, they would be very contrasting. I am having a pair of blue flannels made up, not AF blue, but this different blue below (on the left). I find myself partial to brown sportcoats for fall, I think this color, with some nice suede shoes, is a nice step away from the typical grey or brown flannels.


Something like the one on the right, tdude? I think that would be nice. Not quite as wearable as gray in the same value, but not a bad addition if you've got a few jackets it will work with and have more than a few pairs of gray flannels. I don't think it would work as well in a cloth other than flannel.

post #10250 of 13589
How did I miss that post from Ed? That's exactly what I was thinking about for working with browns. Thanks YRR and to the others for your thoughts.
post #10251 of 13589
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

How did I miss that post from Ed? That's exactly what I was thinking about for working with browns. Thanks YRR and to the others for your thoughts.

No problem. I went out and picked up a pair of blue moleskins after reading that post. They work with a few things, though they're not the most versatile thing I've owned.

post #10252 of 13589
the one on the left is awesome.

ed, did you have those pants made, and if so, any fit pics with a SC?
post #10253 of 13589
There is nothing wrong with blue trousers. Come on. Just because they are easy to pair with a grey donegal/herringbone odd jacket? Please.

Someone pairs a navy suit/light blue shirt/navy tie and no one bats an eye.

Focus on fabric texture and fit can more than make up for (apparent) lack of color interest.
post #10254 of 13589

Here is Ricardo Muti making it work. With, may I say, a very handsome coat.

post #10255 of 13589
Dunno. Looks like navy trousers on my screen.
post #10256 of 13589

Yeah, they are. I didn't even bother to read upthread to see what you were talking about.

post #10257 of 13589
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post #10258 of 13589

Just out of curiosity, gentlemen, where might one look for finding high quality grey flannel fabric.

Wanting to make bowties for my little online shop, and figure it is in good taste, any suggestion?

 

Thank you kindly gents!

post #10259 of 13589
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This is very classic and smart looking to me! Something I'd call a 'life uniform'! :fonz:

post #10260 of 13589
Very nice, MrChris.
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