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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

going to have to agree to disagree on the dark pants and also, if you already have an extensive wardrobe, there is nothing wrong with having a few items that go with next to nothing.
you cannot trust this man, he sells pents

EDIT: well, you can trust that he will deliver your pents, but they might be dark gray
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Medium to light, OTOH, go with everything and look great doing so, so what's not to like?

This is exactly the thing. Why the fuck rock the vote? Why pick exactly the shade of grey that is hardest to wear?
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going to have to agree to disagree on the dark pants and also, if you already have an extensive wardrobe, there is nothing wrong with having a few items that go with next to nothing.

At least you recognize it goes with next to nothing.
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At least you recognize it goes with next to nothing.

no, I don't recognized that. I wear them with, gasp, light grey large scale plaid jackets. I would choose them over light grey pants with certain shades of brown or green jackets.
post #6004 of 13401
I agree that I don't really find dark gray pents (can't believe I just wrote that word) attractive at all. When it comes to the lower half being dark, it's jeans or dark brown for me 95% of the time.

My sportcoats and sweaters lean towards the more casual / rustic side so dark gray suddenly adds an awkward formality which is something I often see when gray pents (can't believe I did it again) are posted here, there and everywhere (I love The Beatles).

I do have a pair of medium - dark gray wide wale cords that I like a lot, but cords are a different animal.
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I love the Beatles too but gray cords? confused.gif
post #6006 of 13401
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I love the Beatles too but gray cords? confused.gif

It's cool. They're Brisbane Moss gray cords. Trust me. I'm a professional.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I'm a professional.
goo goo goo joob
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

goo goo goo joob

I was thinking more of this kind of a professional.

I wouldn't be surprised if he ever wore gray cords.

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I have said a thousand times, certain things like charcoal odd trousers (not simply "darker grey")

 

Thanks for clarifying that. I think dark gray is permissible.

 

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

They look nice with lightish gray odd jackets but the problem is that lightish gray odd jackets mostly look like shit.

 

This is absolutely correct.

 

Try this: (not charcoal) dark gray pants with a rich navy sweater and a light colored shirt (blue, stripes optional). Works even better with flannels because there is some striation to the color. In the interest of defining our terms, here's something more empirical because I happen to have the swatch cards in front of me. I don't know what range you consider dark gray. Compare Fox Brothers CBT5 A285 to FS405 A2069; the former is charcoal, the latter dark gray veering towards mid gray. I don't think that a color one stop between these two would be terrible at all. Certainly not for a holistic outfit but for those days when you want to be quiet and bland. I suspect you would rather reach for a suit but that is not always my idea.

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Perhaps it's because I'm looking at these two under artificial lighting, but both those Fox fabrics look awfully close to each other. FS405 is a hair lighter, but not by much.

The point though really isn't where charcoal starts and ends. I think the point is - the darker the grey, the harder it is to wear. I'm with the no-dark-grey-pants crowd. I think they only go with light grey jackets and sometimes a certain kind of light to mid-brown. But the number of jackets that works is very limited, and shouldn't be in a small wardrobe.

When people say mid-grey, I think of Fox FS625 A1290. Going darker from there seems like you're inching your way towards charcoal.
Edited by dieworkwear - 2/9/13 at 7:58pm
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Maybe it's because it's worsted, but that one actually looks even darker to me crazy.gif

I guess it's a good baseline.
 

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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I was thinking more of this kind of a professional.

I wouldn't be surprised if he ever wore gray cords.


Depends if the gray is dark enough to conceal the blood and bile. . .
post #6013 of 13401
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Perhaps it's because I'm looking at these two under artificial lighting, but both those Fox fabrics look awfully close to each other. FS405 is a hair lighter, but not by much.

The point though really isn't where charcoal starts and ends. I think the point is - the darker the grey, the harder it is to wear. I'm with the no-dark-grey-pants crowd. I think they only go with light grey jackets and sometimes a certain kind of light to mid-brown. But the number of jackets that works is very limited, and shouldn't be in a small wardrobe.

When people say mid-grey, I think of Fox FS625 A1290. Going darker from there seems like you're inching your way towards charcoal.

Which one? FS625 A1290/22 looks like a light to mid gray to me. FS625 A1290/33 looks closer to charcoal. Mid gray is closer to CBT5 A1285/22.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I was thinking more of this kind of a professional.
To me he will always be Victor.
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Which one? FS625 A1290/22 looks like a light to mid gray to me. FS625 A1290/33 looks closer to charcoal. Mid gray is closer to CBT5 A1285/22.


Agree with the above.

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