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post #19126 of 37396
According to roetzel the perfect fabric for trousers to be worn with sports coats is flannel. I am fine with wearing flannel in the NZ summer but maybe not in Europe.

What are the alternative wool options for odd trousers to be worn with wool sports coats and what fabrics should be avoided?
post #19127 of 37396

Wool fresco trousers are versatile options when it isn't bitter cold.  I love tropical wool in the summer up to about 25 degrees Celsius.  Don't own any hopsack trousers, but they look good and people seem to like them. 

 

 

But I live in a place where flannel is a 3-season fabric. 

post #19128 of 37396
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

Wool fresco trousers are versatile options when it isn't bitter cold.  I love tropical wool in the summer up to about 25 degrees Celsius.  Don't own any hopsack trousers, but they look good and people seem to like them. 


But I live in a place where flannel is a 3-season fabric. 

What sort of weights should I be looking out for?
post #19129 of 37396
Actually - here's a better question:

Please name the 5 - 10 essential trousers a gentleman should have in his wardrobe if he wears primarily woolen sports coats. Please (if possible) include weights. Based on a 2 cool, one hot, on cold (min 0c - no snow) season.
post #19130 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jfrater View Post

Actually - here's a better question:

Please name the 5 - 10 essential trousers a gentleman should have in his wardrobe if he wears primarily woolen sports coats. Please (if possible) include weights. Based on a 2 cool, one hot, on cold (min 0c - no snow) season.

 

I'll give you Claghorn's answer......lighter grey, light grey, mid grey, dark grey, darkest grey.

post #19131 of 37396

If we're sticking to essentials, that's actually not a bad list. 

 

If you went:

 

Lighter gray tropical wool (9 oz)

Light gray flannel (12 oz)

Mid gray hopsack (10 oz)

Oxford gray flannel (14 oz)

Charcoal twill (12 oz)

 

You'd be set.  Some will say charcoal twill trousers look like orphans; your mileage may vary, but true charcoal is so dark that people can't see texture anyway as long as it isn't shiny. 

 

I'd be sad to not own at least one pair of navy, brown, and wheat/tan/fawn trousers, but I don't think, strictly speaking, people need them. 

post #19132 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jfrater View Post

Actually - here's a better question:

Please name the 5 - 10 essential trousers a gentleman should have in his wardrobe if he wears primarily woolen sports coats. Please (if possible) include weights. Based on a 2 cool, one hot, on cold (min 0c - no snow) season.

Do you mean wool sportcoats? I don't know of many summer weight woolen cloths...

Anyways, if I had to pick 10 pants, they might be something like this group:

1. Mid-grey flannel
2. Another flannel - maybe another grey or light brown
3. Dark tan cav twill or whipcord
4. Grey cav twill or whipcord
5. Dark green cords
6.Tan cords
7. Grey fresco
8. Tan fresco
9. Darker khaki twill
10. lighter khaki twill
post #19133 of 37396
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

I
Lighter gray tropical wool (9 oz)

I'd go fresco, not tropical wool (which is softer and wrinkles easily)
post #19134 of 37396
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I'd go fresco, not tropical wool (which is softer and wrinkles easily)

 

 

I love fresco.

post #19135 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post


I love fresco.

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post #19136 of 37396
Woah murl is a mod. when did this happen? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #19137 of 37396
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Woah murl is a mod. when did this happen? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Where have you been?  That is soooo like last weeks news.  

 

Thanks for the rock on.

post #19138 of 37396
Thread Starter 
Summer weight:
Light gray
Tan

3 season
Light gray
Medium gray (little texture, almost smooth)
Medium gray (more texture)
Brown-gray
Mocha/tobacco

Winter
Mid grey flannel
Brown flannel
Brown donegal
post #19139 of 37396
I wanted to discuss this coat, and I couldn't think of a better place to put it. I'll start: I love it.

post #19140 of 37396
is that a man or woman?

also, barf at that coat
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