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post #16 of 66
And while worsted might be just as good with a summer jacket as with a winter one, summer pants will be better than worsted with the summer jacket, winter pants better than worsted with the winter jacket.

I concede that worsted is versatile, so I can see its value if you want to economize, but given the amounts many here spend on clothing, that seems less of a concern.
post #17 of 66
I wear navy odd trousers quite a bit. I teach at a college and often wear sweaters with shirt & tie. I find navy trousers very versatile and usually wear them with gray or tan sweaters.
post #18 of 66
I have navy chinos and cords, considering navy flannel odd-trousers (Minnis 16oz cloth).
post #19 of 66
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

The trouser wardrobe I described easily covers the temperatures in between as well.

not really.

I'm not wearing linen pants in late october when it can be 40 degrees in the morning and 75 during the day. Nor am i wearing flannel in the spring where it can be 80 during the day and 40 at night.
post #20 of 66
i dont think any of my navy penst are worsted.

either way, i really never will understand the outright hate for navy pants across the board. i think its ridiculous.
post #21 of 66

Vox once said to me that he believes that a navy linen odd trousers could not be donned successfully with a coat and tie. I'm not sure if I agree with him, but I do feel that a navy linen odd trousers tends to work better in more casual settings.

post #22 of 66
I think the critical point here is that there are only a few occasions where substituting different pants for the navy ones wouldn't make the outfit look better.
post #23 of 66
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not really.

I'm not wearing linen pants in late october when it can be 40 degrees in the morning and 75 during the day. Nor am i wearing flannel in the spring where it can be 80 during the day and 40 at night.

Personally I'd be fine with a heavyish linen or a light-ish flannel in these circumstances, depending on the humidity, but ymmv.
post #24 of 66
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

Vox once said to me that he believes that a navy linen odd trousers could not be donned successfully with a coat and tie. I'm not sure if I agree with him, but I do feel that a navy linen odd trousers tends to work better in more casual settings.


interesting. i do not usually wear my navy pants with a tie.
post #25 of 66
I wear them when painting my house.
post #26 of 66
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

interesting. i do not usually wear my navy pants with a tie.

this, they look better without a jacket. no real combo, as vox said
post #27 of 66
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I wear them when painting my house.

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

this, they look better without a jacket. no real combo, as vox said

i would generally agree to this, but with a tan, brown or gray casual SC it can be quite nice imo.
post #28 of 66
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I don't really understand why people want to wear worsted odd trousers. To have something in mid weight to wear year round? Because you want to get more use out of your suit pants? If you can afford to have a seasonal wardrobe, I see no reason to go beyond linen and cotton for summer, and flannel, donegal, and brushed cotton/moleskin for winter.

 

Add gabardine to this (for the in-between weather), and subtract donegal, which I have no idea what to do with (two tweeds at once?) and I agree.

 

Related question: what the heck do you wear with donegal trousers? Of course, I could see them, in navy, with a sweater in an interesting color...

post #29 of 66
I've got a dark brown herringbone in the works that I think will work well with some light grey donegal trousers. Also sweaters or casual suede jackets on the wknd. There's no need to deviate from flannel if you'd rather not. I have I think 5 pairs of flannel trousers. The donegals that arrive with my herringbone SC will be my first.
post #30 of 66
But I don't see anything wrong with tweed on tweed. Cashmere SC would be good with donegal too.
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