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post #8146 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I likes the Rota light grey. I don't know how my ties and shirts will work with them trousers since all my ties and shirts were geared towards navy blue suits.


Pretty much all the shirts/ties in your wardrobe that I've seen would look awesome with light grey Rotas.  Any tie with brown/burgundy/green and any shirt with white or light blue as the dominant color will put you pretty squarely in Claghorn/Elio/EFV territory in terms of overall look.  Then, as with everything else, it's about details and fit. 

post #8147 of 37396
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zEGNA?:lol:

 

 

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+1.  I love my Zanellas in spring super 100s and winter flannel.  They're more fully cut than HY, Epaulet Walts, Incotex/Mabitex, and many other currently popular brands, though, so if that's a turnoff you might look elsewhere. 

 

This. I like Zanella because of that. Full leg and high rise. 

 

I tried once Rota and they didn't fit me as good as the Zanella's.

post #8148 of 37396

I just realized that I have somewhat skinny legs so I usually taper some. I wonder which would be better for me.

 

By the way, I picked 2 nice Sam Hober grenadine ties last week. Here's one.

It wasn't the colour that I saw online but still is sehr gut. Woohoo~

 

These pants are nice.

http://www.howardyount.com/collections/pants/products/microhoundstooth-wool-pants-gray

Microhoundstooth Wool Pants - Gray

post #8149 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I likes the Rota light grey. I don't know how my ties and shirts will work with them trousers since all my ties and shirts were geared towards navy blue suits.

dude. if you are wearing a tie with the trousers you are probably also wearing a jacket (and shirt) and if you are wearing a jacket with your gray pants, the jacket will probably be blue, so all your ties will be fine. light gray pants are like the the easiest thing in the world to pair.
post #8150 of 37396
also, lovely hober.

also, if you have skinny legs and thighs, then the HY made in italy pants, and epaulet, and surely rota, will all work well for you in all likelihood.
post #8151 of 37396
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

dude. if you are wearing a tie with the trousers you are probably also wearing a jacket (and shirt) and if you are wearing a jacket with your gray pants, the jacket will probably be blue, so all your ties will be fine. light gray pants are like the the easiest thing in the world to pair.

+1. There really are very few things that do not work with light grey trousers in the shirt / tie area.
post #8152 of 37396

We were talking about a hidden BD shirt a while back, so I had Luxire make one for me.

 

It is based on a Kamakura collar, but unfortunately it doesn't have as much roll. I'll have to make the collar points a bit longer and more spread out for my next shirt, but I'm very happy with it. It looks great with and without a tie. It also has convertible cuffs, so the shirt can be worn with and without cufflinks, making it my most versatile shirt. The button folds inside the cuff, so it's hidden when using cufflinks.


 

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post #8153 of 37396
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

dude. if you are wearing a tie with the trousers you are probably also wearing a jacket (and shirt) and if you are wearing a jacket with your gray pants, the jacket will probably be blue, so all your ties will be fine. light gray pants are like the the easiest thing in the world to pair.

This is what confuses me - Rudals says only suits can be worn at his office and and now is talking about wearing odd trousers?
post #8154 of 37396
^ Maybe he wants to up his weekend attire game?
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Nah, I have to wear a suit but I can also forget the jacket on days when I don't have to see anyone. 

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Does anyone have any arguments against this quote?

 

Quote: Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

I don't care for light ties in general. The closest I get these days is an old gold.

I strongly dislike when the coat is dark and both shirt and tie are light. There's no balance in that.
post #8157 of 37396
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Does anyone have any arguments against this quote?
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I don't care for light ties in general. The closest I get these days is an old gold.

I strongly dislike when the coat is dark and both shirt and tie are light. There's no balance in that.
Read pages 491 and 492 on low contrast.
post #8158 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Nah, I have to wear a suit but I can also forget the jacket on days when I don't have to see anyone. 

So, in essence, the rules are relaxed if none of your clients are involved.

Perhaps you should just wear a pair of your suit trousers without the jacket. Or, you could wear odd trousers and an odd jacket. wink.gif
post #8159 of 37396
It's a hard look to work, thus Doc's comment.

Clags: Textured wool goes nicely with corduroy. Woolen or worsted flannel. Faux tweed. For brown specifically, light and medium grays; tans.
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@The Noodles, where are you wearing your suit to? If you mentioned this before, I apologize.

 

Maybe on your casual days, you can wear this masterpiece: :slayer:

 

 

 

 

 

Retail price: $1210.00

97% Polyester

3% Spandex

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