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post #19156 of 37672

Nice, Iso.  Who  makes them?

post #19157 of 37672
Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Just received these. Too good for the price.



The Carmina chukkas?

post #19158 of 37672

Loakes! I love them, as much as I love CJ and Vass also, they are very good for the price. They were 150 GBP on sale from pediwear I think.


I was going to get the Tetbury or the brown chukkas from CJ but I thought I'd save that for later and just wear these kind of as beaters, if it makes sense. I think they look fine as they are that calling them beaters would be a bit harsh. I guess I just mean they are dainite so I will wear them for rougher weather.

post #19159 of 37672
Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Call me crazy, but I see little use for three season odd trousers. I get it for suits, but there are so many good options for seasonal odd jackets and trousers that I don't see why one wouldn't stick to the seasonal options.

Limited budget for some would be the obvious answer to this. If that isn't the issue, I agree with you. I really enjoy the seasonal options too much to want 3 season odd trousers and Boston isn't exactly ideal for 3 season anything to begin with, either ...
post #19160 of 37672

I think semi 3 season light weight flannels would be nice. I don't think these days with indoor heating (or just wear long johns yknow) you NEED heavy weight flannels, especially if it's a more casual color like white or very light gray flannel, so those I think should be fine as 3 season. I would say not having some moleskin/corduroy or linen would be missing out, but having a slightly less seasonal wardrobe is not necessarily that huge a sacrifice I think.

post #19161 of 37672
Heavier flannels have amazing drape and really are practical and useful if you live in a city that gets a very cold winter, and you do walking during the week. Boston is very much a walking city and I'd take a heavy flannel pant over mostly anything else on those cold days. Plus, they look pretty awesome and that never hurts.

But in more temperate climates I agree with you. Although, technically, none of us really need any of this stuff we talk about outside of the very core staple items. It's all about that swag.
post #19162 of 37672

If you can afford it I'd do both, but it might not be practical to have different weight flannels for every color including more casual and less versatile ones. I'd get a mid gray flannel in both weights if I can for sure.


I feel really spoilt because I already have more non staple items than I should reasonably need. I don't really NEED more linen or moleskin trousers. I have them though. I like them, looks nice with my new suede chukkas =P Which I also don't need as I already have 3 other pairs of chukkas. Sigh.

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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.


Here's how I would roll. Simplified with links to a single brand from a single store. 


Cool and colder seasons:

2 mid grey flannel (

1 light grey flannel (

1 mid brown flannel (

1 beige flannel (

1 mid khaki chino (



1 light beige chino (

2 light grey worsted (

1 beige linen (

post #19164 of 37672

I'd go with:


Mid Gray Flannel

Light Gray Flannel

White Flannel

Wheat/Khaki Flannel/Cord/Moleskin

Brown Cord/Moleskin

Light Gray Fresco

Charcoal Fresco

Tan/Wheat Linen

Brown Linen

(Off) White Chinos


I like Navy but I personally think they are far less versatile as a trouser color than gray, tan, white, brown or even olive. They are imo a luxury and pairs best with very plain/neutral jackets or in fact boldish patterned shirts (loud blue stripe on white or check) and no jacket. Obviously most people have them because they have blue suits, but I wouldn't really consider them necessary. I'd just get a blue suit that can be unpaired like a flannel or fresco, and then you wouldn't worry about it, and you won't wear it much so you don't have to worry about wearing them out.

post #19165 of 37672
Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

^ HATE that jacket. Screams suit
@in stitches

I love that SC, but wish it was a suit. Dont love the PS there either but thats just me. Hard to hate on Doc tho. Well, impossible actually.


Staple odd pants imo

3 shades of gray
2 shades of brown
1 beige

Das all you need as far as I am concerned. A green is also nice, but not staple.
post #19166 of 37672
I find one can wear heavier trousers than jackets as weather gets warm. Depending on climate, F/W trousers may work in 3 seasons of the year but I consider this different from advocating for 3 season trousers. Lighter flannel in the 11 ounce range isn't something I'd consider a true season cloth. When I think 3 season cloth, I tend to think something mid weight with little seasonal differentiation which is neither here nor there.
post #19167 of 37672
I've always been a bit confused by the term "3 season". Is it Fall to Spring? Spring to Fall? I've heard it used to describe both, but have often wondered if there was a true, correct meaning.
post #19168 of 37672

No one likes twills for winter? In addition to flannels? Mix it up a bit texture wise.

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Thread Starter 
I twill in winter. When people ask about it, I tell them I'm twintering. The answer is so convincing, there's never a follow up question.
post #19170 of 37672
Cavalry twill is fine in winter. I have a pair and wear them sometimes. I do prefer flannel by a good margin, though.
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