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post #271 of 643
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Doesn't Cordings make good twills too?
Recent acquisitions. Bills M3 cotton twills and Polo by Corneliani wool twills. Both flat front.
Can you think of any good combination for the Polo wools? They're medium-to-heavy weight, so I'm saving them for the colder weather.
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I've found their Preston/Corneliani pants to be excellent in terms of cut, fabrics and construction. I own several pairs in wool, cotton, linen, cord, etc. and they are the best pants I've ever owned and are a great value.
post #272 of 643
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I think I'm in the minority of loafer fans. I even like them with (casual) suits. There are so many awful versions though, that I understand the hate. Chukkas, chelseas or monks are all probably better alternatives for the loafer spot on the List. but, for warm weather, I like loafers.


Geez, parker, what happened? You look like you've aged about 30 years since last month.
post #273 of 643
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Originally Posted by NakedYoga View Post

What about black loafers?
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useless, IMO.
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I never wear my loafers with suits.

Wearing these today:
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Perfect with the 8 oz. gabs you see and the linen/silk camp shirt you don't for the office then movie and casual dinner on this 93 degree, high humidity Friday. But there was a chance that I'd have to make a quick appearance in court this afternoon, and these would have been fine with the gray suit, blue shirt, black grenadine tie, and light gray socks I keep in the office for just such eventualities. (I keep a pair of oxfords here too, but these loafers are just jaunty enough for a Friday afternoon hearing.)
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post #274 of 643
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

I've found their Preston/Corneliani pants to be excellent in terms of cut, fabrics and construction. I own several pairs in wool, cotton, linen, cord, etc. and they are the best pants I've ever owned and are a great value.

Yeah, they're great. I prefer them to most of the Incotex you find floating around the net. Regular Corneliani brand is nice too
post #275 of 643
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I think the chukka/suit thing is highly dependent on the shape of the last.

definitely. chukka is not chukka.
post #276 of 643
I can't imagine an 8oz gab wearing that much cooler than an 11 or 12oz. The tight twill weave makes it like wearing a rubber suit.
post #277 of 643
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Wool khakis to me is an oxymoron, I mean fine as part of a suit but I have never worn tan wool pants seperately.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Polo by Corneliani wool twills. Can you think of any good combination for the Polo wools? They're medium-to-heavy weight, so I'm saving them for the colder weather. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I occasionally wear khaki wool gabs in a heavier weight with tweed coats. Niven's are cream (per Flusser), but you get the idea.

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post #278 of 643
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I can't imagine an 8oz gab wearing that much cooler than an 11 or 12oz. The tight twill weave makes it like wearing a rubber suit.

Try it; you'll like it. Gab in the weights you're talking about, or even heavier, was originally used as a summer fabric for suits because of its cool, smooth hand and flowing drape. You're right that at those weights it holds in hot air and is quite sticky. But at 7/8 oz., the drape (assuming a full cut) and hand make for a trouser that's no warmer than tropical worsted. Neither, of course, are as cool as fresco or linen, but I like the way gab looks and feels, and it puts me in mind of earlier time when men were so cool they wore flannel as a summer fabric.
post #279 of 643
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I have cream gabs, I like them.
post #280 of 643
I wish I could be that cool.
post #281 of 643
Gabardine as a summer fabric does best in dry climates. It does not excel in high heat and humidity.
post #282 of 643
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Did it a couple of times. I still live. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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this may just be my opinion, but i think NOBD has carved a particular style for himself, and sticks to it, and he is able to look good doing things that may not technically be ok according to certain rules.
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Gabardine as a summer fabric does best in dry climates. It does not excel in high heat and humidity.

baltimore is proof to this. i had a lot of gabardine shabbos pants. walk outside for an hour and you like like crap.
post #283 of 643
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baltimore is proof to this. i had a lot of gabardine shabbos pants. walk outside for an hour and you like like crap.

I bet a nice pair wool/linen blend slacks would be great for Shabbos in Bawlmore.

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post #284 of 643
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I bet a nice pair wool/linen blend slacks would be great for Shabbos in Bawlmore.
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HERETIC!
post #285 of 643
why is, green hermes breast wallet, not on the list?
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