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It's not horrible, and as Koala noted, you could do much worse. You don't see much Brooks Brother's on SF at this point so I think that's why you didn't get much love when it was posted. From my untrained eye it seems like the button point is high and the lapels look skinny. Not sure about the canvassing on this particular BB suit. I guess it is worth a shot since you can always return for free. For $50 more you could always go the SuitSupply route (which is more favored around here).

Agreed on all things. The maker or break for me would be the canvasing. I'd call in and try to get an answer on that point. If it's not at least half canvased, go with SS.

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Thanks guys!

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Need alternatives to blue jeans for casual wear. Have tan chinos and black jeans.
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Need alternatives to blue jeans for casual wear. Have tan chinos and black jeans.


You answered your own question. I like corduroy and moleskin trousers, too. Not really down with corduroy jeans for myself. White jeans are fun in the summer, if you have the right build for them.

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Need alternatives to blue jeans for casual wear. Have tan chinos and black jeans.
I wear a lot of chinos in a thick weave for casual looks. Gray, khaki, brown, and navy mostly. I also love the way a polo and dressy fine-weave chinos look.
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Any recommended brands for chinos and moleskin trousers? Preferably something I can try on in person. Not a fan of corduroy
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Not a fan of corduroy

Boo.

 

Try a very fine wale cord, which is like a less-heavy moleskin. My Bloomingdale's has Cordings, which are the nicest moleskins I've seen. BB has a wide variety of cotton trousers, but mostly heavy twill and corduroy. Sometimes they have moleskins.

 

On the broke side, I've gotten a few nice pairs of each from Lands' End, but you may be able to do better.

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Will check out bloomies and BB. What colors are versatile for these types of trousers? So used to dark blue and black.
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Will check out bloomies and BB. What colors are versatile for these types of trousers? So used to dark blue and black.


Navy moleskins can be nice, but I don't own a pair. Any shade of brown is a good choice. I like british tan, bordering on mustard, for moleskins, cords, and heavy chinos. Forest green is great, too. I have some cadet blue moles that get a lot of use, too, and cream ones which are a nice alternative to winter white flannels.

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@GuP
How's something like this?
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Thread Starter 
+1 on disliking cords. Very frumpy. Mind you, they work for a certain age group, and a cord suit or a cord jacket is probably alright. But I struggle to get onboard with cord pants. Nothing objectively wrong with them. And I'm not going to try and post hoc a reason for disliking them. But I do.

GuP, Kent Wang has some chinos made from W Bill fabric. I don't recall his return policy, but it's probably worth checking out
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I love cords, probably even more than grey flannel trousers. I think it all depends on how you wear them. I don't mind frumpy though.
Edited by EFV - 9/16/15 at 8:13am
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I like olive-colored chinos, too.
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What is the diff between chino vs moleskin? From my limited understanding, moleskin is a heavier cotton, while chinos lightweight. Are they same on the spectrum of casual wear i.e. is one more casual?

So I will be looking for shades of tan and brown, maybe even navy, in moleskin and chinos. Will be wearing with mostly blue or various patterned blue or bluish shirts.
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There's moleskins, cavalry twill, chino, canvas, and more....

 

It's much easier to differentiate once you've seen/felt them in person. There is an explanation on the cutter and tailor forum about the differences in the weaves, with some macro pictorials, but easier if seen in person.

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