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I'd expect nothing less.

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Another alternative avoiding showing too much sock:

 

 

 

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Happy Friday everyone tried to get the best representation of this jacket I could. Forgive the wrinkles of the cotton trousers end of the day.




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@ComfortablyDumb Good stuff, thumbed for the top block! nod[1].gif

 

Thanks very much! 

 

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I was loving this  (well, the square's not ideal, and I wouldn't know what to do with a non-plaid grey SC, but apart from that ..)  until I scrolled down.

 

Box check trousers make u look like a character in 'Gangs of New York'-  only thing missing is a Shelagligh.  

Top proportions are great. :satisfied:

edit: I see CMs made a similar comment, but it's worth repeating imo

 

My shillelagh was just out of frame...

Jokes aside, I'm still learning about what trousers to pair with odd jackets. I didn't realize navy was such a shunned colour for odd trousers but it makes sense. The box check thing I understand as well.

Might I ask for general recommendations for odd trousers? I don't have too many at the moment. 

 

For that particular jacket you're in trouble.  A solid grey SC doesn't have a natural partner.  In general, a range of grey flannels from dark to light is the go, with cavalry twill, linen and corduroy for variety.  No worsteds.  Tweed if you're somewhere really cold.

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For that particular jacket you're in trouble.  A solid grey SC doesn't have a natural partner.  In general, a range of grey flannels from dark to light is the go, with cavalry twill, linen and corduroy for variety.  No worsteds.  Tweed if you're somewhere really cold.

This is the same jacket, Pliny. It's actually a great grey/brown...the brown comes alive in the sun..which this picture doesn't show very well but you'll get a better idea.
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For that particular jacket you're in trouble.  A solid grey SC doesn't have a natural partner.  In general, a range of grey flannels from dark to light is the go, with cavalry twill, linen and corduroy for variety.  No worsteds.  Tweed if you're somewhere really cold.

Does the no worsted rule apply to a majority of odd trousers? I've read a lot of conflicting information, and I'm a little paralyzed in building my odd trousers collection.
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Does the no worsted rule apply to a majority of odd trousers? I've read a lot of conflicting information, and I'm a little paralyzed in building my odd trousers collection.

There are usually better options, but also plenty of cases where worsted is fine. I could go all year with only two trouser fabrics...flannel for F/W and fresco for S/S.
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For that particular jacket you're in trouble.  A solid grey SC doesn't have a natural partner.  In general, a range of grey flannels from dark to light is the go, with cavalry twill, linen and corduroy for variety.  No worsteds.  Tweed if you're somewhere really cold.

Does the no worsted rule apply to a majority of odd trousers? I've read a lot of conflicting information, and I'm a little paralyzed in building my odd trousers collection.

 

Technically Fresco is worsted, but it's an outlier cos of it's texture.  In general, worsted finishing is for suits and is too formal for odd trews.
 
@Murlsquirl  mebe i need a new monitor.  Still looks grey.  Grey SCs can look nice with jeans.
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True about fresco. I've got a pair of grey Dugdale worsted trousers that have a decent texture to them and I wear them with SCs. I think it's fine so long as the SC has a good texture to it.

Depends on the lighting....there's definitely brown in there though.
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Another alternative avoiding showing too much sock:

 

 

 

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This might show that it's possible to measure incorrectly on a "Made To Measure" suit (particularly the US$400.00 sort of "Made To Measure" suit).

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Does the no worsted rule apply to a majority of odd trousers? I've read a lot of conflicting information, and I'm a little paralyzed in building my odd trousers collection.

That would definitely be a hyper igent "rule" if ever there was one.

That said, unless you've already got worsted trews you like, there definitely are better options if you're looking to build a wardrobe.

Murl nails it: flannel and fresco would do the job for me.
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The issue is less that they were worsted than that they looked like orphan suit pants.
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But surely that's the same thing as most worsted trousers look like orphans (barring fresco-esque weaves and textures).

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The issue is less that they were worsted than that they looked like orphan suit pants.


This- you can have worsted with a SC, but if its a color that isn't usually associated with suiting (a green/beige/etc) it works more easily

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@Braddock I like the hair very much. You got swag!!!
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