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Here's a pic with shoes and cuffs. I think the flare is a bit too much for present day and a straighter leg would look better. These suits are by Italian Carlo Palazzi - 1975


edit: Like a lot of other terms today "straight leg" has been a bit bastardised - esp in jeans. I think what you are after might be best termed Parallel Legs
Edited by fxh - 8/16/16 at 8:06pm
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I don't really dress very CM most days and some 'actual flare' sounds like it might be fun, I already have some op shop trousers hanging around so I'll definitely give some a try.

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I don't really dress very CM most days and some 'actual flare' sounds like it might be fun, I already have some op shop trousers hanging around so I'll definitely give some a try.
As your trousers get wider/looser you need to use heavier material (suiting) for them to hang right. Other wise you can get a bit of a funny* look. Unless you are going for a casual white linen or cotton summer trousers.

*technical term

Also - if you are going for a wider "actual flare" as opposed to say a boot cut then you'll need military cuffs otherwise you'll be dragging in the dirt at the rear or swinging high water above you shoes - neither a good look with wide trousers. OTOH you could just try some boot cut jeans to get a feel for the whole thing. You should be able to get flares at some men's vintage shops

edit: depending what you are interested in - its worthwhile doing a search of images from labelking and barims from a while back on SF both of who (whom?) could pull off a 70s style well albeit in different ways.

SVB posted a pic of him in a beige style suit with wide trousers a week or so ago I thought worked without looking ironic or like he was going to a 70s party.
Here you go! (Click to show)

Edited by fxh - 8/16/16 at 10:52pm
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Loro Piana apparently heading out here.

Can't wait to see more stuff I can't afford.
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Loro Piana apparently heading out here.

Can't wait to see more stuff I can't afford.


I can't wait to see what that 500 Euro scarf will cost in Aussie dollars...

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I can't wait to see what that 500 Euro scarf will cost in Aussie dollars...

Can't speak for the scarves, but the jackets at Changi airport started at $15,000.

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Can't speak for the scarves, but the jackets at Changi airport started at $15,000.

 

Motherf.... :wow:

 

I've looked at Loro Piana clothing in Japan previously, but never really paid attention to their prices. I didn't realise that they were asking such stratospheric amounts. 

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Motherf.... wow.gif

I've looked at Loro Piana clothing in Japan previously, but never really paid attention to their prices. I didn't realise that they were asking such stratospheric amounts. 
I have been to few LP stores in various airports. Prices super crazy. Cashmere sweaters were between $1-1.2K aud. storm systems jackets were around $15k. Sports coats starts at $6k . I did love their business shirts. Incredibly soft fabric (words can't explain how soft it feels to touch). $999-$1200aud. Scarves were $800. Again softness on these is nothing I had ever experienced.Makes me realise how empty my wallet is.
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Motherf.... wow.gif

I've looked at Loro Piana clothing in Japan previously, but never really paid attention to their prices. I didn't realise that they were asking such stratospheric amounts. 

Lol, indeed! Even the outlet prices in Paris made my eyes water. But hope springs eternal- the little birdie at the store tells me prices are better in Italian outlets.

And on that score, lets not get started with Brunello Cuccinelli's prices.....
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Lol, indeed! Even the outlet prices in Paris made my eyes water. But hope springs eternal- the little birdie at the store tells me prices are better in Italian outlets.

And on that score, lets not get started with Brunello Cuccinelli's prices.....
Not really - I went to an outlet and the prices were about 10-15% cheaper than Italian retail
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Time to do my annual wardrobe review:

 

Business wear

- Navy suit (MJB)

- Grey suit (MJB)

- Charcoal suit (MJB)

- Ties (TM Lewin/HC)

- Shirts (white + blue) (CT)

- Black Craftsman (RMWs)

 

Business Casual

- Blazer (SS)

- OCBDs (blue + white) (SS)

- Merino v-neck sweater (navy) (Uniqlo)

- Brown Craftsman (RMWs)

- Suede chukkas (RMWs)

 

Casual

- Barbour Bristol (olive)

- Crewneck sweater (grey) (Uniqlo)

- Tees (white + grey) (Uniqlo)

- Blue jeans (Uniqlo)

- Chinos (khaki) (Uniqlo)

- Chino shorts (khaki) (H&M)

- Havaianas (brown)

 

Accessories

- Filson 257 (tan)

- Filson medium duffle (olive)

- Belts (RMWs)

- Ray-Ban Aviators

- Ray-Ban Clubmasters (optical)

- White PS (HC)

- Silver knot cufflinks (KW)

- Tissot Visodate

 

No real plans to get anything new this year, just rotate out any shirts yellowing in the pits. 

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Beautiful day in melbs really wanted to crack out the carmina burgundy loafers but relented.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 

 

Motherf.... :wow:

 

I've looked at Loro Piana clothing in Japan previously, but never really paid attention to their prices. I didn't realise that they were asking such stratospheric amounts. 

Goes with the $50,000 1945 Mouton-Rothschild of which there are two bottles available next door.

 

They know their target demo...

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@fxh that exact SVB suit is what I mean when I say YSL suut trousers, If I remember correctly that is a thrifted YSL suit. Also seen Barims but not labelking; thanks for all the help.
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