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post #3931 of 12603
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

My sentiments exactly. I have worn chinos with SCs and their wrinkly nature brings down the SC. How else to dress down SCs without the wrinkle effect?

for me, go tie-less and leave the jacket open.
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

I think u guys forgot most GDL's fit is a bit on the relaxed/casual side.

agreed. i like the fit. i was only stating that for me personally, i have a hard time with that SC and those khakis. not knocking gdl. not my place. the look is solid. no doubt.
post #3932 of 12603
Not worrying about the wrinkles in your khakis will set you free.
post #3933 of 12603
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Not worrying about the wrinkles in your khakis will set you free.

post #3934 of 12603
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

I'll disagree, SB. Khakis make for a casual pairing with sportcoats, yes, but the combo has an unquestionable pedigree. It's been a mainstay of the Trad/prep/Ivy look in the decades since WWII. Beyond that, khakis and tweed are both rustic, casual cloths.

SF hasn't much cared for the look, but I suspect that has a lot to do with the pendulum swing of formailty many of our posters experience after finding/seeking out the forum.

I don't question the pedigree of khakis with SCs, but I don't think that particular variety of SC is a natural fit for them. They look okay with hopsack, but pretty wimpy with tweed. The more pronounced twill of heavier cloths works better, though, than the typical example seen here, which is part of why I think gdl's work okay above.
post #3935 of 12603

I don't think khakis or other cotton trousers "dress down" a SC. A SC is already dressed down by itself...  confused.gif

 

That said, there are textures and textures. Moleskins work better with tweed, IMO.

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Does denim dress down a sportcoat?
post #3937 of 12603
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

thumbs-up.gif Personally I like suits in shades of blue and gray better than brown, but this combination works well.

It's a gray flannel suit.... do you mean you don't like brown ties with suits?
post #3938 of 12603
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Does denim dress down a sportcoat?

 

I think jeans are a step down in formality from khakis so I'd say yes... correct me if I'm wrong smile.gif

post #3939 of 12603
It's an interesting discussion. As I said, I'm in the minority on SF where everyone seems to want to wear grey wool pants with their sport coats.

That said,I can say with a very level of confidence that nearly 100% of my sport coat outfits are with cotton pants. So not really new news here...
post #3940 of 12603
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


It's a gray flannel suit.... do you mean you don't like brown ties with suits?

 

No, your picture shows a brown suit, whatever color it may actually be wink.gif

post #3941 of 12603
I like cotton pants w/ wool SCs as well as the inverse, like a corduroy SC w/ flannel pants.
post #3942 of 12603
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Does denim dress down a sportcoat?

depends on the sport coat. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

It's an interesting discussion. As I said, I'm in the minority on SF where everyone seems to want to wear grey wool pants with their sport coats.
That said,I can say with a very level of confidence that nearly 100% of my sport coat outfits are with cotton pants. So not really new news here...

i also like brown pants and blue pants and tan pants. smile.gif

i dont have any decent cotton pants, but come summer, i may get a few and try out the gdl steez, see if i can handle it.
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It's certainly, er, bold...
post #3945 of 12603
The pink cashmere tie? uhoh.gif
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