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I think he meant that they mentor him.

 

Correct. It's part of a work-study program.

I mentor the hillbillies, though.

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Hi a novice question:
can trousers risk of looking like orphan like jackets? You can distinguish odd jackets from suit jackets with material, different buttons, patch pockets,etc, but with trousers? I realize a pair of navy worsted wool trousers can look like orphan suit trousers, but what about a pair of flannel or linen trousers?
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Hi a novice question:
can trousers risk of looking like orphan like jackets? You can distinguish odd jackets from suit jackets with material, different buttons, patch pockets,etc, but with trousers? I realize a pair of navy worsted wool trousers can look like orphan suit trousers, but what about a pair of flannel or linen trousers?

Odd trousers can definitely be poorly chosen for an outfit, but I wouldn't worry quite as much about the orphan issue. A plain worsted is also less offensive as an odd trouser than an odd jacket. There are better choices in most cases, though in summer I think tropical weight wool is absolutely fine for odd trousers and Fresco, while visibly different from a plain worsted, is less obviously not a standard worsted wool than flannel, its winter equivalent. Flannel and linen are both quintessential materials for odd trousers.
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Hi a novice question:
can trousers risk of looking like orphan like jackets? You can distinguish odd jackets from suit jackets with material, different buttons, patch pockets,etc, but with trousers? I realize a pair of navy worsted wool trousers can look like orphan suit trousers, but what about a pair of flannel or linen trousers?

 

I've got two light gray brushed flannel suits.  I wear the trousers as separates all the time.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I've got two light gray brushed flannel suits.  I wear the trousers as separates all the time.

Cheers,

Ac

Nothing wrong with this, though might be concerned that the trousers will wear out sooner if you wear them as a suit and as separates.
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I've got two light gray brushed flannel suits.  I wear the trousers as separates all the time.

Cheers,

Ac

Nothing wrong with this, though might be concerned that the trousers will wear out sooner if you wear them as a suit and as separates.

 

Good point (though this will always be the case, of course).  In this particular instance they're from older suits which I rarely wear any longer.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I had a fun shopping trip to Madrid.



Not sure on the ties but my wife insisted.
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Not sure on the ties but my wife insisted.

 

That's always refreshing to hear around these parts.

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I really like the orange tie. The other one would have looked better with just two colours IMHO. They're both very wearable though, and could be quite versatile (depending on what the rest of your wardrobe looks like).
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I have two pairs of dubmonks that I like very much.

AE Neumora (last is a little clunky, but extremely comfortable and forgiving for my extra wide dogs).



Vass oxblood calf on the U last. This one is more elegant (and I paid 4x as much), but much more snug. It's newer, though, so has more breaking in to do. I bought it as a replacement for the AE, thinking oxblood would be darker.

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...but what do folks think about double monk boots like these from CJ and JL? Ridiculous? Or cool?



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Looks cool, but probably impractical. Maybe a jodphur would do?

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Looks cool, but probably impractical. Maybe a jodphur would do?

Yeah, I hear you. It's enough of a pain buckling up my Vass monk shoes, a monk chukka might be a nightmare.

The AE monks have an elastic strap for the buckle clasp. Not as elegant as leather, but much easy to manage.
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Looks cool, but probably impractical. Maybe a jodphur would do?

Yeah, I hear you. It's enough of a pain buckling up my Vass monk shoes, a monk chukka might be a nightmare.

The AE monks have an elastic strap for the buckle clasp. Not as elegant as leather, but much easy to manage.

 

One word:  Chelsea.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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...but what do folks think about double monk boots like these from CJ and JL? Ridiculous? Or cool?
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I like the C&Js, but the Lobbs look a little goofy. I don't like it when the flap part of the straps stops halfway across the shoe. I like it when it extends all the way across.

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