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post #11101 of 13401
Or just get some trousers in fresco or a similar weave if you need standard grey trousers.
post #11102 of 13401
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post


FW odd trousers are gray, but SS odd trousers are something between cream and tan. Worsted does not look good in those colors IMHO.

 

I don't know what FW and SS mean.

post #11103 of 13401
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I don't know what FW and SS mean.

Fall/Winter Spring/Summer
post #11104 of 13401
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post


Fall/Winter Spring/Summer

 

Ah ok. Well then to answer the question, I suppose sometimes someone might want to wear something other than gray, cream, or tan trousers. I dunno. 

post #11105 of 13401
i enjoy tropical wool pants for summer.
post #11106 of 13401

They do not get wrinkled from just looking at them? And if you're to use wrinkled trousers, why not linen? Anyway, my S/S odd trousers are made of fresco or linen and silk.

post #11107 of 13401
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

I bought blue trousers today. I've heard the associations to the working class but as a member of the that working class I'm not sure why the associations are a bad thing.

It's chill.

Workwear is a thing now.
post #11108 of 13401
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Really? I suspect you shake your head in dismay, wondering, "Why won't they just listen to me?"

That was 2007 Manton.

Now it's just water off a duck's back.
post #11109 of 13401
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

worst tie I have ever seen.

Worse than Looney Toons ties?

I'm undecided on the question myself.
post #11110 of 13401
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post
 

I bought blue trousers today. I've heard the associations to the working class but as a member of the that working class I'm not sure why the associations are a bad thing.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


It's chill.

Workwear is a thing now.

 

  I'm sorry but I don't know, and am curious, how I should take this?

post #11111 of 13401
People pay good money to dress like they're going to do a real job.

For instances--
Blogs
and blogs
and blogs

There are probably better ones, those were just readily googleable.
post #11112 of 13401

I don't care about the "darker tops, lighter bottoms" rule any more. I am bottom heavy. Darker bottoms just look better.

 

This might not be the best combo I've ever posted, but I seriously believe it's the most flattering:

 

 

And I've just ordered a pair of dark grey, 18 ounce worsted flannels.

post #11113 of 13401

I think that it looks good, not sure about the weight hypothesis, but it makes a bit of sense. BTW, worsted? At that weight you lost the opportunity to go with woollen, as it would not be fragile. 

post #11114 of 13401

I'm actually wrong it seems, H&S site says "Viceroy Super 100's Luxury Woollen Spun Flannel by Holland & Sherry Savile Row London". I just thought it was worsted when I saw it because it's not very mottled and the diagonal weave is quite visible, but looks like it's woollen after all. The handle was quite nice.

post #11115 of 13401
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post


Why does summer demand them? Linen, linen blends, cotton...those are good summer odd trousers to me.


There are times when one needs to be a little more formal than linen trousers with a navy blazer, but not so formal as a full-on tropical weight suit. Gray wool still has a place in the summer wardrobe, just as tan cotton trousers (in moleskin or corduroy) have one in the winter.

 

The way I see it, summer wool trousers should be tropical worsted, hopsack, or fresco. Some would say gabardine, but gab isn't too great above 80F. How many hopsack or fresco OTR trousers are there? I'd gladly own a worsted odd jacket -- some of those Glorious Twelfth type fabrics would be wonderful for the right weather.

 

If I had my druthers, I'd wear a higher proportion of casual suits to odd jackets in summer. There are plenty of winter cloths that wear well as jackets, but not trousers (Harris Tweed), but so many summer fabrics work equally well for both. I don't see the advantage to a navy linen jacket with tan linen trousers over a tan linen suit, to be honest. That's a long way off, of course.

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