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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Well, I don't get much use out of very light light grey trousers either.

Fair enough - personally I end up wearing light or pearl gray flannels pretty much any time I'm not wearing a suit in the fall.
post #10307 of 11363
This fabric doesn't look very flashy to me, either - just because it isn't common doesn't make it flashy. I dunno... not seeing why all the fuss over it. Looks nice and if you want it, hop on board.
post #10308 of 11363

That color is anything but unusual - we're selling sand cotton chinos in this shade as well as linen twill trousers in a similar shade right now in our store.   What's unusual - as @unbelragazzo said - is to find a nice flannel in that shade.  It's either browner or cricket/cream usually.  Oatmeal is hard to find.

 

Here's a few pics of the yarn next to our current Rota linen twill trousers (a tad darker and greyer) and on top of the Fox cricket cream flannel (which are lighter in shade, whiter and yellower in tinge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #10309 of 11363
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Chinos in this color are completely unremarkable. I don't see why making it flannel would be so conspicuous.

Deviation from expectation.

Chinos are a very common sight.

Flannel is increasingly rare in general and moreso in a color other than mid/dark grey or navy.
post #10310 of 11363
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Deviation from expectation.

Chinos are a very common sight.

Flannel is increasingly rare in general and moreso in a color other than mid/dark grey or navy.

I agree that the cloth is not common - otherwise we wouldn't be doing it. But it's not unexpected in the same way a three-piece tweed suit is now unexpected. The flannel is unexpected once you look at it but it's not like people on the street will be staring at you.
post #10311 of 11363
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Deviation from expectation.

Chinos are a very common sight.

Flannel is increasingly rare in general and moreso in a color other than mid/dark grey or navy.

I can sort of see why you would say that, but this doesn't really explain why cream flannel would be so readily available but a light tan color would not be. It's not like cream colored chinos are far more common than chinos in the color in question or that cream is somehow less conspicuous.
post #10312 of 11363
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I agree that the cloth is not common - otherwise we wouldn't be doing it. But it's not unexpected in the same way a three-piece tweed suit is now unexpected. The flannel is unexpected once you look at it but it's not like people on the street will be staring at you.

It is unexpected in the way that a three-piece tweed suit is now unexpected, just to a much lesser extent. Difference of degree, not kind.

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I can sort of see why you would say that, but this doesn't really explain why cream flannel would be so readily available but a light tan color would not be. It's not like cream colored chinos are far more common than chinos in the color in question or that cream is somehow less conspicuous.

I have no idea why cloth merchants sell what they do. Some great fabrics are discontinued yet some dogs live on. Which is not to say that cream flannel is a dog - just a general point about which cloths seem to endure commercially.

I'm just agreeing with Concordia that it's a bit of a statement. That's hardly a dealbreaker but it's something to consider.

At any rate it looks nice and if I had a use for heavyish flannel in an array of colors, that is probably a color I'd eventually want in my array.
post #10313 of 11363
It's a bit of a statement I guess...but the "a bit" part makes the comment less meaningful. Like I said, I think it's something that someone who is a careful and knowledgable observer of clothing would notice, but to anyone else would seem pretty normal.
post #10314 of 11363
Recommendation for a midgrey fresco I'm thinking of having made up as a summerish suit by nsm? Minnis?

Thanks!
post #10315 of 11363
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post

Recommendation for a midgrey fresco I'm thinking of having made up as a summerish suit by nsm? Minnis?

Thanks!

 

Smiths Finmeresco

post #10316 of 11363
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Pictures other than illustrations from 80 years ago would help contextualize this.



http://www.styleforum.net/t/70525/a-visit-to-liverano-liverano/30#post_6400837
post #10317 of 11363
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post

Recommendation for a midgrey fresco I'm thinking of having made up as a summerish suit by nsm? Minnis?

Thanks!

 

Minnis 511 with the jacket half lined it wears pretty cool

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Crispaire is another option if looking for a softer hand than Minnis fresco (less open weave though)

post #10319 of 11363
+1 to minnis 511, makes up as a great suit, also 513 if you want a dark grey
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Thoughts on Dugdale Brothers New Fine Worsted as a comparison to Fresco, Crispaire, etc?

Cutter and Tailor goes into a short, limited discussion but curious if anyone has any first hand experience.

http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=537
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