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post #33601 of 37396
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Jeans, shorts, and shirts.

Cotton is so...wool is great because it doesn't wrinkle, linen is great because it is supposed to wrinkle, but cotton looks like something not supposed to wrinkle but which does.

I am anti-cotton.

(Though y'all should totally enjoy it!)
post #33602 of 37396

I feel similarly, though I think you can make exception for winter cottons like cords and moleskin? I don't like moleskin so much though, feels like flannel is just similar enough but better.

 

How does mohair do for trousers? Since it's quite strong and light, wouldn't it make a good light wool fabric, but say, drape and hold creases better? I don't mean the shiny kind.

post #33603 of 37396

I only like heavy cotton (cord, moleskin, heavy twill). I wear lightweight cotton in summer, but that will be linen one day.

post #33604 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

I feel similarly, though I think you can make exception for winter cottons like cords and moleskin? I don't like moleskin so much though, feels like flannel is just similar enough but better.

 

How does mohair do for trousers? Since it's quite strong and light, wouldn't it make a good light wool fabric, but say, drape and hold creases better? I don't mean the shiny kind.

 

Probably not as much call for those in Texas, I suspect ...  :)

 

I believe Claghorn once remarked, humorously, that in Texas there's roughly one day a year in which it would be appropriate for him to wear tweed (I might be misremembering the exact span of time).

 

I've been wearing corduroy more often these days with some of my less dressy tweed jackets than I used to.  It's a nice alternative to my more usual flannel when the relative formality of flannel isn't wanted.

 

Other than that, however, I, like Claghorn, rarely wear cotton trousers. 

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #33605 of 37396
I like cords and moleskins a lot for more casual winter use and as a nice alternative to flannels. Thicker cotton fabrics tend to drape and hang better, avoiding some of the issues cited with cotton trousers. In the summer, linen, Fresco / tropical wool, wool / linen are my favorites for when I'm dressed in CM. If I'm wearing a polo, I have a few pairs of khakis in various shades that I like.
post #33606 of 37396
Cords never really did it for me. Besides flannel, I am a fan of heavy cotton for winter - picked up some brushed twill cotton chinos and they do not wrinkle much, if at all. Still have to find a moleskin trouser - have not been able to locate one.

Not a fan of cotton pants either - they wrinkle and not in a good way.
post #33607 of 37396
I used to wear a lot of cotton trousers because I thought it "dressed down" my odd jackets, but I've found that visually interesting wool trousers aren't stuffy looking and tend to look better than chinos. They hold a better crease, they don't need to be washed every time you wear them, they look more polished...

I still love chinos when I'm just wearing an OCBD or polo. But even then, I usually reach for raw denim.

Pants are a very weak point in my wardrobe currently. I'm debating going MTM through Luxire or maybe even KW to get a high waisted pair of pants. It seems insane that to find a pair of flat-front high rise pants, it's cheaper to go MTM than OTR. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, I desperately want to be wrong, if for no other reason, than to have a pair of well fitting pants to send to Luxire to duplicate.)
post #33608 of 37396
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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

I used to wear a lot of cotton trousers because I thought it "dressed down" my odd jackets, but I've found that visually interesting wool trousers aren't stuffy looking and tend to look better than chinos. They hold a better crease, they don't need to be washed every time you wear them, they look more polished...

I still love chinos when I'm just wearing an OCBD or polo. But even then, I usually reach for raw denim.

Pants are a very weak point in my wardrobe currently. I'm debating going MTM through Luxire or maybe even KW to get a high waisted pair of pants. It seems insane that to find a pair of flat-front high rise pants, it's cheaper to go MTM than OTR. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, I desperately want to be wrong, if for no other reason, than to have a pair of well fitting pants to send to Luxire to duplicate.)

Have you looked into O'Connell's? I'm waiting for a pair to ship, so unfortunately I can't give any direct feedback yet.

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/Worsted-Wool-c-385/
post #33609 of 37396
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Have you looked into O'Connell's? I'm waiting for a pair to ship, so unfortunately I can't give any direct feedback yet.

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/Worsted-Wool-c-385/

 

Didn't know about this option. Do they have specific measurements anywhere?

post #33610 of 37396
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Didn't know about this option. Do they have specific measurements anywhere?

Not that I know of. I can say that I called them and they claimed no vanity sizing in the waist.
post #33611 of 37396
Those are still $20 more expensive than a pair of MTM trousers from KW. I know $20 isn't a lot once we start talking about $200 pants, but...
post #33612 of 37396
Now that I'm really investigating Kent Wang's trousers, am I wrong on the pricing? The RTW pants are $175 and in the description it says, "if they don't fit perfect, return them and we'll make you a custom trouser," or something to that effect. That implies the price will stay the same, but I'm not totally sure. Hmmmm.
post #33613 of 37396
Thread Starter 
Price won't stay the same; you'll pay the difference. But the RTW are from the same pattern used for MTM, so you can use the RTW as a "trial" of sorts.
post #33614 of 37396
Try Panta...I've been meaning to have a pair done up by Ed
post #33615 of 37396
^ This. Ed is awesome. His pattern works well for me. He has access to lots of great fabrics and is great to work with.
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