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Which would be considered more of a staple:
Mid grey flannel trousers with or without cuffs?
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Originally Posted by DjangoV View Post

Which would be considered more of a staple:
Mid grey flannel trousers with or without cuffs?

Simply a matter of personal preference.
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post



Simply a matter of personal preference.

 


Although having cuffs on your trousers (or not) indeed is very much a matter of personal preference, I thought that cuffs were often considered to be a bit more formal (this is also the reason I asked). So the question should rather have been:
What level of formality on a mid grey flannel pair of trousers would be considered more of a staple (cuffs, pleats, etc.)

Guess I just answered my own question... no cuff would, if the above statement applies, be more versatile.
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I thought that cuffs were often considered to be a bit more formal (this is also the reason I asked).

I do not believe that is the case. Black tie and white tie trousers have no cuffs, while tweed trousers do. None of my trousers have cuffs because I'm vertically challenged and prefered a longer uninterrupted leg line, in the hope it makes me appear "taller".
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If I was to wear a grey or charcoal suit with a white or pale blue shirt and with a chocolate brown tie, would black shoes be ok or should I get a pair of brown shoes?

 

What PS would go well with the suit/shirt/tie combo? I already have a white linen, medium blue gingham, lavender gingham and a pale blue glenplaid.

Thank you in advance!

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Originally Posted by Bungle View Post
 

If I was to wear a grey or charcoal suit with a white or pale blue shirt and with a chocolate brown tie, would black shoes be ok or should I get a pair of brown shoes?

 

What PS would go well with the suit/shirt/tie combo? I already have a white linen, medium blue gingham, lavender gingham and a pale blue glenplaid.

Thank you in advance!

Charcoal/grey suits are very versatile.  You can go conservative/formal or more relaxed casual- which is why SF members suggest grey as a good first or second suit color. 

 

I would suggest that you focus on keeping the shirt, tie and PS in the same level of formality. 

 

-If you need to dress conservative, go with the white shirt and linen PS with the black shoes. 

-If you want a more casual look go with the pale blue shirt and gingham PS and use brown shoes. 

 

Some folks would say that a white shirt is to be avoided because it is too formal, but if formal is what you need then I think it's fine. 

 

Not sure about the tie- too many variables to give any ideas. 

 

Just one man's thoughts- see what the other members suggest and give it a shot. 

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Originally Posted by DjangoV View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post



Simply a matter of personal preference.

 


Although having cuffs on your trousers (or not) indeed is very much a matter of personal preference, I thought that cuffs were often considered to be a bit more formal (this is also the reason I asked). So the question should rather have been:
What level of formality on a mid grey flannel pair of trousers would be considered more of a staple (cuffs, pleats, etc.)

Guess I just answered my own question... no cuff would, if the above statement applies, be more versatile.


In modern times, I do not believe that the presence or absence of a cuff determines the formality of a trouser, nor would it render it more or less versatile. 

 

It is a matter of personal taste/preference and your overall height.  I think 5' 10" and above is the rule of thumb for adding them because the cuff can make the leg appear shorter, but if you're over 5' 10" it's not an issue.  I'm 6' and I have both cuffed and uncuffed. 

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I think 5' 10" and above is the rule of thumb for adding them because the cuff can make the leg appear shorter, but if you're over 5' 10" it's not an issue.  I'm 6' and I have both cuffed and uncuffed. 

 


I don't have any trousers with cuffs. Might have to look into it, since I am 6'1".
I'll try some soon and see what I think of it.
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post
 

Charcoal/grey suits are very versatile.  You can go conservative/formal or more relaxed casual- which is why SF members suggest grey as a good first or second suit color. 

 

I would suggest that you focus on keeping the shirt, tie and PS in the same level of formality. 

 

-If you need to dress conservative, go with the white shirt and linen PS with the black shoes. 

-If you want a more casual look go with the pale blue shirt and gingham PS and use brown shoes. 

 

Some folks would say that a white shirt is to be avoided because it is too formal, but if formal is what you need then I think it's fine. 

 

Not sure about the tie- too many variables to give any ideas. 

 

Just one man's thoughts- see what the other members suggest and give it a shot. 

 

The only suit I own now (that's worth wearing) is a pick and pick made of black and white threads, so it looks like a medium grey. I was planning on getting a new suit in the near future, most likely in a plain charcoal but possibly in a herringbone or glenplaid if I'm feeling adventurous at the time. Also, if it's of any importance the suit I have now has side tabs instead of belt loops. The next suit I get will be the same.

 

I figured grey suit -> white shirt -> chocolate knitted tie, or charcoal suit -> pale blue shirt -> choc knit tie would both be safe bets, but I wasn't sure if black shoes would work with them. I don't have any brown shoes at the moment and was hoping to avoid buying some, although a couple of new pocket squares from thetiebar.com won't hurt the budget!

 

 

Thanks for the advice!

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Does anyone know a decent alterations/repair shop for knits in London? Have a fair isle sweater with a small moth whole and a cashmere sweater that's too voluminous.
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Re: Cuffs

I think it looks a lot nicer on patterned suits than solids - like a large scale PoW or something. Adds an extra touch.
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I think 5' 10" and above is the rule of thumb for adding them because the cuff can make the leg appear shorter, but if you're over 5' 10" it's not an issue.  I'm 6' and I have both cuffed and uncuffed. 

 


I don't have any trousers with cuffs. Might have to look into it, since I am 6'1".
I'll try some soon and see what I think of it.
Cuffs are traditionally considered less formal and I agree they look best on patterned suits (and double breasted) and odd trousers, but I wear them on plain navy worsted as well just because I really like the look. I'm 6'0 but would wear them even if I was shorter, but maybe not have full 2 inch cuffs. Odd flannel trousers look fantastic with a good sized cuff IMO.
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How long has the short suit jacket been around? The type where it shows a bit of your butt? In America? In Europe? Thinking of getting one for fun/bar events.

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How long has the short suit jacket so it shows a bit of your butt been around? In America? In Europe? Thinking of getting one for fun/bar events.
Far too long (sorry couldn't help myself)
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