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https://asuitablewardrobe.com/media/blog/yulbrynnerbrown.jpg

 

I think Yul looks fantastic there. Ofc, sporting a glabrous scalp helps;)

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Cox: you're a physician practicing in the world's wealthiest country, right? It's your reason overpowering your passions and that cannot be healthy can it.
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Cox: you're a physician practicing in the world's wealthiest country, right? It's your reason overpowering your passions and that cannot be healthy can it.

 

Australia the world's wealthiest country? Hardly. Our currency is in freefall, economy bordering on recession. Wages are high but so is the cost of living. Try buying a house in Melbourne or Sydney these days - prices are beyond ridiculous.

 

I'm doing ok but at some point I have to draw a line in the sand. I also have no space left in my wardrobe, and a B&Tailor commission on the way. So no Sartoria Formosa for me this time.

 

However - I've just wish-listed a lovely pair of Vass shoes from NMWA. They are discounted, I've always wanted some Vass, and pending Greg's PM reply to confirm that they can be delivered in time, this will be a nice consolation purchase in lieu of an SF suit.

 

 

Are they not beautiful?

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Go get more kamakura BD shirts NOW!
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You people are bad for my bank balance.

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Would you wear a black grenadine to a funeral?

Indeed. Also to many other places. I also have a black madder twill that I wear to funerals. I guess I just see black grenadine as versatile (to me its somberness is somewhat context dependent).
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Cox - Get that Vass if you can. They are lovely and I think would fit very well with your overall sense of style.
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Not to dissuade anyone from the topic of the usefulness of a black grenadine (I believe I'll be buying one soon, now!) but I would like some feedback regarding chinos and trousers.

I've seen some beautiful high rise and slim cut pants from Luxire on the thread dedicated to them and also in the WAYWRN thread, but I cannot afford any of their top-shelf fabrics, and I'm worried about their more affordable options.

I currently wear almost exclusively J. Crew's Classic Bowery cut. It's a higher rise than most mass produced pants you can buy in a mall, but as long as I'm building my wardrobe, I figure I may as well explore my options.

Does anyone have recommendations for a sub $150 pant that has a higher rise? Or perhaps has had experience with Luxire's lower-end fabric quality?
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Not to dissuade anyone from the topic of the usefulness of a black grenadine (I believe I'll be buying one soon, now!) but I would like some feedback regarding chinos and trousers.

I've seen some beautiful high rise and slim cut pants from Luxire on the thread dedicated to them and also in the WAYWRN thread, but I cannot afford any of their top-shelf fabrics, and I'm worried about their more affordable options.

I currently wear almost exclusively J. Crew's Classic Bowery cut. It's a higher rise than most mass produced pants you can buy in a mall, but as long as I'm building my wardrobe, I figure I may as well explore my options.

Does anyone have recommendations for a sub $150 pant that has a higher rise? Or perhaps has had experience with Luxire's lower-end fabric quality?

Without wanting to sound like a dick, why not slightly reduce your quantity in the name of quality? From what I'm seeing, J. Crew is all around the $125+ mark, whereas Luxire has quite a few offerings not notably more expensive. Dugdale is a rather well regarded, with fabrics offered at roughly $50 more, give or take a few bucks. I can't imagine Dugdale being significantly inferior to J. Crew fabric, and of course you get the added bonus of customizing what you desire from Luxire.

 

Can't speak to your style, but, for me, almost everything OTR is wayyyyyyy too low cut for my preference.

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Thread Starter 

Kent Wang also has some W Bill khakis for not much more than J Crew:

 

http://www.kentwang.com/suits/khaki-trousers.html

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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

Not to dissuade anyone from the topic of the usefulness of a black grenadine (I believe I'll be buying one soon, now!) but I would like some feedback regarding chinos and trousers.

I've seen some beautiful high rise and slim cut pants from Luxire on the thread dedicated to them and also in the WAYWRN thread, but I cannot afford any of their top-shelf fabrics, and I'm worried about their more affordable options.

I currently wear almost exclusively J. Crew's Classic Bowery cut. It's a higher rise than most mass produced pants you can buy in a mall, but as long as I'm building my wardrobe, I figure I may as well explore my options.

Does anyone have recommendations for a sub $150 pant that has a higher rise? Or perhaps has had experience with Luxire's lower-end fabric quality?

Curious how high of a rise you are looking for. I generally prefer the waistband to sit around by navel / natural waist. I've found some decent chinos from Brooks Brothers which can regularly be had for $80 or less per pair. They have a bunch of different fits, so trying them on is probably wise, but you may find something there.

If you are at $125 for J Crew, I second the recommendation of others to look at Dugdale / Brisbane Moss cotton fabrics from Luxire. They're not the most amazing fabrics in the world, but they are certainly very solid and workable for the price. I believe you can also get chinos from Harrison's Mersolair fabric (anything in the book if you request it) and that these would run you $150.
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You wear your pants around your belly button? JW how common that is.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

You wear your pants around your belly button? JW how common that is.


Aren't you supposed to wear trousers around your belly button since that's where your natural waist is? I try to do this, but my pants can never stay fastened there, even with a belt. My trousers are there, but after a few steps or a few seconds, my trousers naturally slide down 0.5-1''.

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Any Noodler's here a size 34 pants?
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Any Noodler's here a size 34 pants?

It's within the realm of possibility, with a slight nip/tuck, and braces lol.

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