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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Murl, that looks to work to me.

Archi, I wasnt talking about moleskin. But most moleskin I see is not wool SC material. Then again, I have no experince with dressy moleskin.

Less about moleskin being dressy and more of it having a more substantial character.
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@Murlsquirl
Can you gives us your thoughts on Eidos? I wud like to try them in the future.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

@Murlsquirl
Can you gives us your thoughts on Eidos? I wud like to try them in the future.

I'm in love...the fit is great for me. They are really nice. I like everything about the jacket I have. I'll be getting many more.
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Here's Greg's cotton and wool mix....it's awesome.

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You are not alone in thinking that. But you're all wrong. smile.gif

(I'm talking about chinos, twills, and the like. Corduroy, moleskin are in a different category IMO)

Unmmm since when are moleskins and cords not cotton?

Khaki twills look good with tweed too. Also navy Blazers. That's the California tux
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A classic gdl pic.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

You are not alone in thinking that. But you're all wrong. smile.gif

(I'm talking about chinos, twills, and the like. Corduroy, moleskin are in a different category IMO)

Unmmm since when are moleskins and cords not cotton?

Khaki twills look good with tweed too. Also navy Blazers. That's the California tux

Since when do you not read the complete post? You're arguing a concession I already made.
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Where do you guys get your socks from? I've been reading around on the forum and Viccel looks good, but I'm after more patterns, e.g. houndstooth/herringbone/dotted etc.

Pantherella from Sierra Trading Post. Very good deals if you sign up for their e-coupons. Also good socks come through B&S here fairly often.
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TIL I'm terrible at folding pocket squares. I have been trying to duplicate this fold with this square from NMWA. So much fail

 

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Thread Starter 
The gdl fit is one of my five favorite SF fits all time.
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Here's Greg's cotton and wool mix....it's awesome.


Class, right there
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

So I think I'm giving up largely on cotton casual pants except for denim.

Tweedy wool in the fall/winter, big cuffs with chunky boots or chukkas, and slouchy linen in the summer. I might tolerate some cotton in the spring, or better some wool/linen mixes, light weight. I have a pair in the latter which stays crisp, but has appropriate texture.

Cotton just can't seem to hold its shape, stretching etc. especially at the seat and at the knees. I'm not finding this so much of a problem with linen, which wrinkles in a way that makes me not care and should be worn a little baggier to help heat dissipate.

Thoughts?

I posted a while back about entirely cycling out chinos, but I do think cords have a place that's kind of unique. Moleskin too.

Cavalry twill is wool right? I think them, flannels, and linen make chinos obsolete. Chinos are versatile and easy/cheap though, but I think they are generally subpar.
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I wear cotton trousers and wool jackets all the time. Especially with the military crease, the formality mix works quite well. The main reason I wear cotton trousers is because they're cheap. Luxire cords or canvas trousers go for $80-90. They're great for when it's raining or the streets are dirty, which happens quite often here in autumn.

 

I have some chinos as well for when I'm travelling, usually in darker colours, so you don't see stains on them. They're perfect for locations where you're likely to get dirty, but still want to look somewhat respectable. Unfortunately, I haven't traveled since my time in NYC this summer, but I have 30 business days plus some bank holidays saved up for next year, so I'm planning to change that.

 

This is how I dressed when we were travelling around Morocco during the beginning of this year. Temperatures fluctuated between 10 and 20 degrees, so I mostly wore navy chinos, a cotton jacket and either a cashmere polos or linen shirts depending on the temperature. Yeah, the chinos got dirty, but they only cost me $30, and a couple of washes removed most stains, so that's ok. Excuse the extremely touristy obligatory camel in the desert picture. And yes, I'm wearing dainite soled tassel loafers, perhaps the most comfortable travel shoe ever.

Cotton Wool: (Click to show)

 


Edited by Monkeyface - 12/21/14 at 4:55am
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It think cost and versatility/practicality are legit reasons but also the only legit reasons.
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Thanks gents...good strategies etc. Helps me think about things.

 

On the more theoretical question about wool SC and cotton trousers working etc., posted the question in the Lounge thread which seemed a little more appropriate.

 

Murl...did you get those Drake's squares? You won't regret it, I think. PS are sort of like heroin (I would imagine) though maybe not as destructive. I would have thought 20 squares more than enough (Claghorn) but who knows...

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