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post #391 of 641
Ah, well that's an issue of the sizing, not the items themselves. But in any case, here are some flannels in 30 (you'll have to hem them but this is true for almost any decent pants you'll buy...and they're brown, but I'm sure once fall rolls around they'll be stocking grey again):

http://www.howardyount.com/collections/pants/products/classic-flannel-pants-brown

same thing for BB, surely in fall they will have grey:
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=219&Product_Id=1574266&Parent_Id=1032&default_color=BROWN&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=

PRL:
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13193016&cp=1760781.1760811&fbn=GenericColor%7CGrey&fbc=1&f=GenericColor%2FPOLO%2FGrey&parentPage=family&selectedColor=Grey

likely you could go to the same three sites and get options for a 36S blazer, but you can do that yourself.
post #392 of 641
Really, you could probably go to either BB or RL and get at least 90% of the items on this list. Whatever you can't find at the first one you visit, you can probably get at the other one.
post #393 of 641
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Ah, well that's an issue of the sizing, not the items themselves. But in any case, here are some flannels in 30 (you'll have to hem them but this is true for almost any decent pants you'll buy...and they're brown, but I'm sure once fall rolls around they'll be stocking grey again):
http://www.howardyount.com/collections/pants/products/classic-flannel-pants-brown
same thing for BB, surely in fall they will have grey:
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=219&Product_Id=1574266&Parent_Id=1032&default_color=BROWN&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=
PRL:
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13193016&cp=1760781.1760811&fbn=GenericColor%7CGrey&fbc=1&f=GenericColor%2FPOLO%2FGrey&parentPage=family&selectedColor=Grey
likely you could go to the same three sites and get options for a 36S blazer, but you can do that yourself.

Apart from BB (I hate them for reasons irrelevant to this thread), I'm genuinely impressed. I've had stores get stuff in my size, but you can imagine how cost-prohibitive that can get to be. Been to RL stores in person and they didn't have stuff my size, never thought to check HY.

You, sir, may have damaged my next paycheck.
post #394 of 641
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Apart from BB (I hate them for reasons irrelevant to this thread), I'm genuinely impressed. I've had stores get stuff in my size, but you can imagine how cost-prohibitive that can get to be. Been to RL stores in person and they didn't have stuff my size, never thought to check HY.
You, sir, may have damaged my next paycheck.

As a service to some excellent SF members and affiliates:

http://www.pantaclothing.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1pant
http://www.pantaclothing.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2pant
http://www.pantaclothing.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=3pant

(note that 3 of the 5 pants in ed's collection right now are on Manton's list)

I have no direct experience, but these seem to be quite popular:

http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-Mens-Clothing-cln-Trousers/Categories
post #395 of 641
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Would be interesting though to see a casual list. Not for this thread, but for another. Maybe gdl (first name that comes to mind for a thread like that) could make one?

It's been talked about ad nauseum in SW&D. The currently approved SW&D list would look something like this (obviously taking into account the median age, probably mid twenties, and the fact that most of these items are totally popular by virtue of groupthink): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
1 leather jacket
1 black or dark coloured sportcoat
1 overcoat or parka

1 nice cardigan or crew neck sweater

a few tshirts, usually white.

1 pair raw denim
1 pair black denim
1 pair grey pants

1 pair white sneakers (low or high)
1 pair sleek boots (side zip, back zip or anything sleek enough to look good with slim denim)


Honestly i don't think it's a particularly useful exercise in SW&D


Question for Manton
Assuming you have all of these things - and have probably accumulated many others on the journey- do you feel like you have enough and are content? Obviously just the bare minimum is not desirable, but this is clearly not a bare minimum type list.

Moreover, do you feel like a lot of the other stuff not on this list is now somewhat superfluous and you'd be almost better off without it? Do you feel like the "journey" has been about aquiring these pillars of your wardrobe, either through trial and error or thought and planning?

I can see that it would be quite easy to have more, say, shoes, ties and pocketsquares than are present on the list, but it seems to me to be a reasonably comprehensive list of suits and jackets
Edited by hendrix - 8/6/12 at 12:35am
post #396 of 641
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Really, you could probably go to either BB or RL and get at least 90% of the items on this list. Whatever you can't find at the first one you visit, you can probably get at the other one.

while i agree with your premise that all that stuff can be found RTW. lets not forget though, with jackets in particular, cut is a huge factor. for some people finding any SC/suit RTW that really looks right is genuinely difficult. it is for me anyways.
post #397 of 641
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while i agree with your premise that all that stuff can be found RTW. lets not forget though, with jackets in particular, cut is a huge factor. for some people finding any SC/suit RTW that really looks right is genuinely difficult. it is for me anyways.

Yea, but what I'm saying is, if you can't find these items in RTW in cuts that you like, then you just can't find jackets in cuts that you like. Everyone making jackets is going to make a navy blazer every season. Everyone making suits will make a navy and a charcoal every season. The DBs might be a different story, but they're on the advanced list.
post #398 of 641
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you may send it to me, post hase.

 

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+1

 

If he gave it to you he wouldn't be well dressed... peepwall[1].gif

post #399 of 641
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

It's been talked about ad nauseum in SW&D. The currently approved SW&D list would look something like this (obviously taking into account the median age, probably mid twenties): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
1 leather jacket
1 black or dark coloured sportcoat
1 overcoat or parka
1 nice cardigan or crew neck sweater
a few tshirts, usually white.
1 pair raw denim
1 pair black denim
1 pair grey pants
1 pair white sneakers (low or high)
1 pair sleek boots (side zip, back zip or anything sleek enough to look good with slim denim)
Honestly i don't think it's a particularly useful exercise in SW&D

Thanks, Hendrix. That's for a three days' trip? smile.gif I'd be interested in a more MC oriented list though. Or perhaps a list of "classic casuals"...
post #400 of 641
Great thread, thanks!
post #401 of 641
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Funny, in bad weather I have no problem wearing bal boots, but something about chelseas, I just can't see myself in them

I hate the idea of the crappy, cheap, stretchy nylon inset into the nice leather. It just ruins the shoe for me.

post #402 of 641
Thread Starter 
Henrdix: my wardrobe is more or less "complete" though I still get stuff from time to time but they are mostly luxuries.

What I would say to someone who has everything on this list and wants to move forward is, the next thing to think about is seasonality. Start gettting thing specfically for the seasons.
post #403 of 641
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Yea, but what I'm saying is, if you can't find these items in RTW in cuts that you like, then you just can't find jackets in cuts that you like. Everyone making jackets is going to make a navy blazer every season. Everyone making suits will make a navy and a charcoal every season. The DBs might be a different story, but they're on the advanced list.

this is true.
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If he gave it to you he wouldn't be well dressed... peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

im sure he will be fine. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

What I would say to someone who has everything on this list and wants to move forward is, the next thing to think about is seasonality. Start gettting thing specfically for the seasons.

my dream. *le sigh*
post #404 of 641
If this has been asked and answered, I apologize - the early part of the thread went by in a flurry and I may have missed something.

Aside from wondering what exactly constitutes the non-chino khakis (I'll deal with that question another day, for the moment I'll just continue my practice of avoiding all khakis on days when I'm "in public") I have a question about the linen suit. Is that just intended as a hot weather version of the worsteds, or does it have another function. In either case, is it superior to or interchangeable with a cotton/poplin suit? If it is superior, on which grounds (comfort, formality, quality, SF approval, ability to impress the opposite sex, etc)? I've never owned either of them, know very little about them, and haven't got a formed opinion on the issue. Here to learn.
post #405 of 641
Thread Starter 
Linen is better than cotton for a lot of reasons, it looks nicer, wears better, has more surface interest, etc. Another nice thing about linen is you can always wear the pieces seperately. I don't liket cotton jackets as seperates personally. The pants are fine though.
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