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post #18556 of 19906
Not trying to pile on TM but I think that photo shows that solid brown flannel--in a very standard brown shade--is just kind of flat and not that interesting. The jacket is fine. But something like Moonbeam or a herringbone or tweed would be better. Or a flannel with pattern. Navy flannel works because of tradition and because blue and brown aren't the same.
post #18557 of 19906

@dieworkwear @emptym @Mr. Six

No worries guys.

Your opinions are constructive and offer an insight I didn't quite consider initially. Points well taken!

It's a shame. I still do like that coat very much. 

post #18558 of 19906

@ThunderMarch 

 

It would be a shame if you didn’t wear that ensemble again. Looks coherent. Of course, in this forum, people helpfully note that small differences can make for interesting differences.

 

There’s a general bit of advice (≠rule) worth bringing out: playing with contrasts can often enhance an ensemble. That’s partly what’s at work in the useful points made by everyone else. So, a tweed or a patterned flannel jacket would enhance things visually.

 

On the rig itself: For me, the coat and the specific grey are too close in terms of brightness (they are dark) where a lighter grey or brown trouser would provide more interesting contrast. The solid dark tie and dark suede shoes double down on the general darker feel of the fit (the square seems to provide a lift). Low contrast fits can be nice too, of course, but in this case lighter trousers and perhaps a striped tie might soften the full flannel effect.

post #18559 of 19906
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@ThunderMarch 

 

It would be a shame if you didn’t wear that ensemble again. Looks coherent. Of course, in this forum, people helpfully note that small differences can make for interesting differences.

 

There’s a general bit of advice (≠rule) worth bringing out: playing with contrasts can often enhance an ensemble. That’s partly what’s at work in the useful points made by everyone else. So, a tweed or a patterned flannel jacket would enhance things visually.

 

On the rig itself: For me, the coat and the specific grey are too close in terms of brightness (they are dark) where a lighter grey or brown trouser would provide more interesting contrast. The solid dark tie and dark suede shoes double down on the general darker feel of the fit (the square seems to provide a lift). Low contrast fits can be nice too, of course, but in this case lighter trousers and perhaps a striped tie might soften the full flannel effect.

 

Thanks @TweedyProf, for the pointers. 

You certainly have a good point about using more contrasts to enhance an outfit's appearance. 

I'll remember that. 

In some ways, I think that's how I tend to dress. I frequently seem to shy away from things that are too "loud" (at least to me) in terms of patterns and textures. So I find that I tend to favour solids / plains much more. I guess it's more of a personal preference than anything that is as logical as what you guys have been bringing up. But thanks again. 

post #18560 of 19906

I suspect we dress similarly (avoiding things that stand out too much) which also means a propensity towards solid SCs. I have a solid hopsack brown blazer that I wear a lot.

 

I don't think a tasteful striped tie would be too loud in the above nor a bit more contrast with trousers, but yes, low contrast does make one stand out less (normally).

 

You might take a look at this:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/526360/ten-ties-five-jackets-10-5-thread-spring-summer-edition

 

which @Mr. Six  and I are curating but there's a link to the F/W edition in Six's first post which might be of interest. I think there are lots of tasteful, not too loud ensembles in both threads, indeed by a lot of senior folks in the forum, including people who post in this thread (and in reply to you).

post #18561 of 19906
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

I suspect we dress similarly (avoiding things that stand out too much) which also means a propensity towards solid SCs. I have a solid hopsack brown blazer that I wear a lot.

 

I don't think a tasteful striped tie would be too loud in the above nor a bit more contrast with trousers, but yes, low contrast does make one stand out less (normally).

 

You might take a look at this:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/526360/ten-ties-five-jackets-10-5-thread-spring-summer-edition

 

which @Mr. Six  and I are curating but there's a link to the F/W edition in Six's first post which might be of interest. I think there are lots of tasteful, not too loud ensembles in both threads, indeed by a lot of senior folks in the forum, including people who post in this thread (and in reply to you).

 

Thanks for sharing 

@TweedyProf

 

I'll definitely give that thread a look. Must say I've learnt plenty from the many useful threads on this forum and from all the senior members who contribute here. 

post #18562 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Not trying to pile on TM but I think that photo shows that solid brown flannel--in a very standard brown shade--is just kind of flat and not that interesting. The jacket is fine. But something like Moonbeam or a herringbone or tweed would be better. Or a flannel with pattern. Navy flannel works because of tradition and because blue and brown aren't the same.

 

I feel like if the pants were lighter gray, the brown would feel richer. While contrast in texture helps, I think if the colors contrast enough it also helps, and I think flannel on flannel could work.

post #18563 of 19906
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I feel like if the pants were lighter gray, the brown would feel richer. While contrast in texture helps, I think if the colors contrast enough it also helps, and I think flannel on flannel could work.

Mismatching flannel can be hit or miss. Use tweed or a Calvary twill to get the best outcome.
post #18564 of 19906
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I suspect we dress similarly (avoiding things that stand out too much) which also means a propensity towards solid SCs.

Like clothes with snap. Some people dress better without snap. Much of this has to do with personality. If a person needs snap and they don't sometimes you can tell something is missing. Others wearing snappy might look cluttered or something else a miss. If you look into your soul, you might find that you can wear snappy clothes and look great.
post #18565 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I have a brown and cream houndstooth from Dugdale that I particularly like, but for this jacket I'm particularly keen on a solid for some reason.

Is that the 9465? I have that one as well. I like it and it gets a good reaction from some, but my wife hates it with a passion.
post #18566 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Not trying to pile on TM but I think that photo shows that solid brown flannel--in a very standard brown shade--is just kind of flat and not that interesting. The jacket is fine. But something like Moonbeam or a herringbone or tweed would be better. Or a flannel with pattern. Navy flannel works because of tradition and because blue and brown aren't the same.

 

I feel like if the pants were lighter gray, the brown would feel richer. While contrast in texture helps, I think if the colors contrast enough it also helps, and I think flannel on flannel could work.

 

Lighter grey, oatmeal, or donkey would help, but I still think the flannel seems very flat. Maybe it's the photo, but there doesn't appear to be much texture or variegation of color. So it looks fine but like it could easily be much better.

post #18567 of 19906
uhoh.gif Do any of you guys burn up in the sleeve area of your summer jackets?
post #18568 of 19906

Dark Brown DB with light grey flannel trouser

post #18569 of 19906
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Dark Brown DB with light grey flannel trouser


Would wear.
post #18570 of 19906
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 Would wear.

I do.  DB in a 9 ounce worsted flannel, don't remember whose flannel. Light Grey Minnis flannel trouser.

 

Have to replace the trouser this fall. Trouser wore thru in places from excessive wear.

 

Made the same brown cloth as a SB but never wear it because I prefer the DB so much more.

 

The problem with the combo in the picture that started this discussion is the look is "muddy" when combining those tones.

 

Have one client who prefers to wear that dark brown DB with black trousers. Not sure I would recommend that but he loves it

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