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@Steed1000

You bring up some interesting points, but CM is only 50% aesthetics. The other 50% is tradition. So you have that as a constraint.

Though in principle, what you say can still be applied. Charcoal trousers with a black turtleneck, for example.
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Hahahaha when did stitches' title become Kung Joo?


Dude, that was like 2014 status. back when he has the kid who looked like Smalls from the sandlot as his avatar. Haha

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Hahahaha when did stitches' title become Kung Joo?
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Dude, that was like 2014 status. back when he has the kid who looked like Smalls from the sandlot as his avatar. Haha

It was a welcome change.

Also. Sandlot. Best movie ever.
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Originally Posted by Steed1000 View Post

How about laundry day? Ever put on your charcoal grays because of laundry day?

Never had my entire wardrobe of odd trousers being washed / at the dry cleaner at the same time. I suppose it is theoretically possible but it's not something I've had to deal with yet. Only time I really reach for the charcoal trousers is when I really want to wear my houndstooth sport coat or perhaps once in a blue moon on days where I won't be wearing a jacket or tie. So maybe 5 times a year compared with 60 for a pair of mid or light grey flannels. Honestly, I wouldn't miss my pair if I got rid of them and replaced them with another pair of mid grey flannels.
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I don't wash my trousers after every wear, so never ran into that problem.

 

IDK if thats common, or just because I'm used to doing the raw denim thing

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

@Steed1000

Though in principle, what you say can still be applied. Charcoal trousers with a black turtleneck, for example.

That actually sounds pretty good, though medium grey flannels are probably still preferable for me. If only I'd bought that black IM sweater from NMWA. Of course a look like that is pretty much outside of CM.
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I don't wash my trousers after every wear, so never ran into that problem.

IDK if thats common, or just because I'm used to doing the raw denim thing

It's common. Dry cleaning should of course be done as infrequently as possible, but even pants that are supposed to be washed can be cared for and kept pretty clean without having to go into the washing machine each time. As long as you don't spill on them or they're not covered in sweat.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

what it boils down to is how important is it to you that every time you get dressed you are making the most optimal choices possible.

For some that is a must.

 

Take that to the extreme and those people would have multiple copies of the same outfit hanging in their closets, I guess.

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Haha I wasn't expecting anyone to actually say yes but I'm glad it went somewhere.

 

But nah you don't have to wash your trousers after every wear, especially if you are conscious of what you are doing when you wear them.

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Take that to the extreme and those people would have multiple copies of the same outfit hanging in their closets, I guess.

I have duplicates of two suits in my wardrobe haha. It happened completely by chance though. I bought some suits in a lot online and two of them happened to be ones I owned already. It works out.

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This thread was blowing up, and we still can't beat the discount bragging thread in activity. wtf is going on over there

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This thread was blowing up, and we still can't beat the discount bragging thread in activity. wtf is going on over there

 

If I was a betting man.....my money would be on lots of bragging.

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Weren't you in here earlier saying people were trying to get into your pants? That wasn't  bragging enough?

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I'm sorry to say that I'm going to have to disagree again. Although it is true that charcoal is a popular suit color, outside of SF charcoal odd trouser are common. Not only that, but they have a long history in American menswear. 

I hardly see any charcoal odd trousers in London. Mid grey to sligtly darker grey, yes, charcoal, no.

Just because Americans wear it doesn't make it right. If we go by what regular Americans wear we'd all be wearing chinos with white trainers and sports socks and some sort of oversized polo shirt. If I had to pick one look that's nearly equally common in all states and cities in the good ol' USA it'd be that one.
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Sorry, I didn't have time to continue Round Whatever of the Charcoal Trouser Debate. I had to watch LeBron do LeBron things. But I do have this for you ...

 

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It would be great, if Mr. Six is up for it, to have a few shots of that beautiful Formosa with different trouser combinations, for all our edification.

 

I hate to excuse crap photos, so I'll just say that these are crap photos that I took quickly for myself, but I agree that it might result in some interesting conversation.
 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Greyish brown

 

Mid-grey

 

Sort of Air Force grey/blue

 

Greyish green

 

Cream

 

Grey flannel

 

Lighter mid-grey

 

Dove grey

 

Navy

 


Edited by Mr. Six - 5/27/15 at 12:05am
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