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I had several heavier winter flannels made a few years ago by Ambrosi. I hardly ever wear the dark charcoal. I would stick with medium and light greys.

As far as other options, I had off white/cream pants made up in a heavy cotton/cashmere blend by NSM. I love them. They look great with navy or any earth tone jacket. I would highly recommend getting something similar.

 

That trouser fabric looks lovely. Cream flannel would have been a much wiser option than the medium brown I got made last year - almost as versatile as medium/light grey, with a bit more visual interest.

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I love the look of cream flannel. So I endorse it as a project. But it is hard to keep clean, and also not often seen today. How you feel about this latter bit depends on you.
post #9978 of 13589
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I had several heavier winter flannels made a few years ago by Ambrosi. I hardly ever wear the dark charcoal. I would stick with medium and light greys.

As far as other options, I had off white/cream pants made up in a heavy cotton/cashmere blend by NSM. I love them. They look great with navy or any earth tone jacket. I would highly recommend getting something similar.

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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

That trouser fabric looks lovely. Cream flannel would have been a much wiser option than the medium brown I got made last year - almost as versatile as medium/light grey, with a bit more visual interest.

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I love the look of cream flannel. So I endorse it as a project. But it is hard to keep clean, and also not often seen today. How you feel about this latter bit depends on you.

Thanks guys. I think a cream will be in the works. While we are on the subject are there any styling details you like on a flannel trouser as opposed to normal trousers?
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Why cream flannel instead of cream gabardine? The gabs would be more comfortable in spring, I'd guess.

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I like them cut full, as flannel bags easily at the knees. And while I like cuffs on any kind of trouser, for some reason flannel looks just wrong without them to me. Don't know if there's any logic behind that...

 

 

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Why cream flannel instead of cream gabardine? The gabs would be more comfortable in spring, I'd guess.

 

Why not both? smile.gif

 

 

Speaking of tweed on my previous post, that coat came with corozo buttons, which I don't like - would you guys swap them for leather ones?


Edited by RDiaz - 8/31/13 at 10:17am
post #9981 of 13589
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I love the look of cream flannel. So I endorse it as a project. But it is hard to keep clean, and also not often seen today. How you feel about this latter bit depends on you.

I have 2 pairs and they are a complete PITA to keep clean. Even stepping on wet pavement leads to stains on the pant leg.
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Thanks guys. I think a cream will be in the works. While we are on the subject are there any styling details you like on a flannel trouser as opposed to normal trousers?

I agree with RD on the cuffing. Other than that, pretty much anything goes. I have pleated and non-pleated flannels, ones cut for braces and ones with loops.
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any light colored trouser is a PITA to keep clean, is flannel harder for some reason? Anyways, I don't fear dry cleaners for trousers as much as I do for jackets, and sure there must be a way to get slight water based stains off at home?
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I found some cream wool trou (can't remember if flannel) at the Polo outlet recently, and they looked filthy. They didn't seem to have had any harder life than anything else that ends up on the deep discount rack, but every mark, spot and blemish stood out. I ended up passing on them, though I'd entertained the notion of getting a pair. Partly because the cream was a bit too "Ralph Lauren ad" for daily wear and partly because the color seemed like a huge headache.

For lighter colors, I'll stick to tan and gray.
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Now you scared me. Gonna have to find the darkest and most non-uniformly colored cream that doesn't step into tan territory.
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I wear cream flannel pants when the ground is dry. I have to send them for dry cleaning if I ever wear them when the ground is wet. Cream flannel and white/black tie rigs are reasons why a man needs a valet.
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There are vanilla ice cream colored cream fabrics (a hint of yellow in the white) that I see used on almost RL Polo cream gaberdines. I agree that this is a dirt magnet. I avoid these for this reason and also because that shade doesn't go very well with earthtones or my coloring.

I have several pairs of pants that have more of a dusty, natural off-white color. They are all cotton or cotton/cashmere blend. For some reason, they don't attract dirt the way a bright vanilla cream twill attracts marks and stains. I can wear them many times before requiring dry cleaning.

This shade also looks especially good with almost any shade of suede.
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

any light colored trouser is a PITA to keep clean, is flannel harder for some reason? Anyways, I don't fear dry cleaners for trousers as much as I do for jackets, and sure there must be a way to get slight water based stains off at home?

I think it's that flannel = cold = rainier, snowier, slushier time of year.
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Already thinking of tweeds (this is on an improvised "dummy", not wearing it yet). Found this RTW jacket which fits better than my MTM stuff, just needs the usual adjustment to shoulder slope - hope you find the cloth tasteful, I quite like it.




First on my "to get made" list this year is a couple cream flannels for this kind of stuff... suggestions on styling are welcome, but as a short man with a slight front ass, I'm thinking full cut, single forward pleat, 1.75" cuffs, side adjusters.

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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.


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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.


 

 

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifindeed. So very nice, teh panta. How do you feel about the rest of the elements? Shirt is awful (lauren by ralph lauren, yuck!), but I'm still waiting for a Mercer OCBD...

 

What you mention is a feeling I had about cream flannels too, but I figured that if a pair of ivory fresco trousers has served me well over the course of summer, cream flannels should do the same for fall/winter. I put my cream linen trousers against this jacket and it didn't look bad, besides the fabric incongruence. Also, when looking at grey flannels I always tend to prefer the lighter ones. But when the time comes to look through fabric books, I might end up picking something different than cream, who knows. Out of curiosity, who makes that flannel in your picture?

 

Blue flannels seem like an interesting idea, though I'd personally get them in a slightly lighter and less saturated shade... I guess it depends on how dark your current brown coats are.

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