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post #17176 of 28878
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

I think it was Grenson or Sargent for The Armoury but I can't locate the thread.

a fine pair of shoes? shoot dsmivtr a pm. he's the man for such things.
post #17177 of 28878
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

I've been updating my wardrobe over the past 6 months and a lot of what I wear on a daily basis is dress shirt + chinos as I work in a very casual tech company. I've recently come to the realization that instead of all these cotton chinos that I've been acquiring, perhaps I should look into a few pairs of good wool trousers (I am thinking of getting Epaulet trousers) as they would crease less and be more presentable.

Why do so many of you prefer wearing wool trousers over cotton chinos in a business casual setting?


What sucks is that I probably have about 12 or so cotton chinos and I'm not sure what do with them if I start replacing my wardrobe with wool pants.

I don't think you have to replace any of them, but make sure they fit you well, for example Brooks Brothers Milano chinos seem to be cut well.

Wool trousers last longer than chinos and have a more polished look, and as you allude to they are a tad bit dressier. In my opinion wool trousers with a dress shirt is a horrible look on its own. I wouldnt switch to wool trousers unless you plan on getting some oxford cloth button down collar shirts and some sport coats. Wool trousers and a dress shirt screams cell phone salesman to me.
post #17178 of 28878
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Originally Posted by aw82 View Post

I just snagged a pair of Bill's Khakis in the Cramerton cloth (heavyweight) from MyHabit for $69: http://www.myhabit.com/#page=d&dept=men&sale=A3BZ9EORDBGSVE&asin=B008OXCJI6&cAsin=B008OXCK1M&ref=qd_b_img_d_5

Thoughts on this purchase?  I'm not sure whether this is the M1, M2, or M3 fit.  Also, I'm concerned that these might be too heavy for year-round wear in Texas.  Would my money be better spent on a couple pair of Dockers or something else?

Bump.
post #17179 of 28878
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Originally Posted by aw82 View Post

Bump.

My thought is that you could stop bumping and wait until you have these in hand. Then you can read the inner label to determine which cut they are and you can judge for yourself whether the weight of the fabric is suitable for year round wear in Texas. You are uniquely qualified to answer these questions for yourself.
post #17180 of 28878
Money is never well spent on Dockers. I am not sure what you are going for though... It sounds like you want somebody to justify $70 pants for you, the only person who can say if they are worth it is you. As I said in my other post above a lot of people like Brooks Brothers Milano cut chinos, however I haven't worn them myself.
post #17181 of 28878
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

a fine pair of shoes? shoot dsmivtr a pm. he's the man for such things.

Fritz, you are correct. Your info heped me dig up the thread.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/300953/a-fine-pair-of-shoes-x-alfred-sargent-mto-thread
post #17182 of 28878
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

My thought is that you could stop bumping and wait until you have these in hand. Then you can read the inner label to determine which cut they are and you can judge for yourself whether the weight of the fabric is suitable for year round wear in Texas. You are uniquely qualified to answer these questions for yourself.

Just to clarify, I only bumped this one time since I saw other people bumping posts. Sorry to upset you.
post #17183 of 28878
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Originally Posted by aw82 View Post

Just to clarify, I only bumped this one time since I saw other people bumping posts. Sorry to upset you.

Heavy-weight Bill's will obviously be...heavy. I don't really like the cut either. Dockers are crap. Try the Brooks Brothers Milano lightweight Advantage, as previously suggested, or the regular weight ones for fall wear. If you click on Steve Smith's signature, he may have some deals on these: http://www.styleforum.net/t/312626/new-brooks-brothers-pants-milano-bbcc-black-fleece-fitzgerald-regent-madison-many-new-added-8-25-best-selection-ever OTOH, you already pissed him off. biggrin.gif
post #17184 of 28878
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

wouldnt switch to wool trousers unless you plan on getting some oxford cloth button down collar shirts and some sport coats. Wool trousers and a dress shirt screams cell phone salesman to me.

I've always felt that OCBDs weren't dressy enough for wool trousers.
post #17185 of 28878
With a sportcoat? No way.
post #17186 of 28878
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

Fritz, you are correct. Your info heped me dig up the thread.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/300953/a-fine-pair-of-shoes-x-alfred-sargent-mto-thread

always happy to help.
post #17187 of 28878

Would a pair of  77% cotton and 23% linen trousers work with a unlined sportcoat in washed cotton? Not only would it work, would it look good? In terms of texture and so forth.

post #17188 of 28878
Pictures of said texture might be helpful. In a vacuum, what you propose sounds fine, but it would depend on the particular items.
post #17189 of 28878
There are far too many factors to consider without seeing how it is being put together...
post #17190 of 28878
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

With a sportcoat? No way.

The fabric seems so casual to me that you could only pair with something like a tweed or more casual fabric.
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