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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Re Herringbone cargo's - Hopefully they will have some of them when I get up there in a few weeks time. I'd wear them different to the epaulet guy above though. Would wear on winter weekends with Chukka's and knitwear and maybe a down vest over if really cold. Also with an oxford like Toby said, but probably layered with a v-neck.

They had quite a few pairs left when I bought mine - and are clearly old stock, having the normal HB $100 tag for discounted trousers, and then the $50 tag for 'This is so old, GET SOLD already'.

I tried on 32 and 34s so definitely had both of those - which I believe you are - pretty sure you wear a 40 HB suit...

I like your idea of wearing them as winter casuals/weekend wear.

Oxford button down layered with a v-neck is my current 'main' idea.
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The grey flannel trouser, despite its possibly plebeian origins, is generally now seen as a refined business trouser. Most commonly with a blue jacket. A step down from a suit, but still considered relatively dressed up in most work and socail places. (Not, I hasten to add on clothing forums). Not only that but for most people business wear, the lounge suit, is the most formal they will ever be required to dress.

FXH - definitely agree with this and interestingly my tailor actually suggested he could take the pockets off. I was skeptical as to the likely success but he suggested if it doesn't work he'll just put them back on...fair enough. They are at the tailor now being taken in at the waist but when I go up for hem length I might see if he wants to give the de-pocketing a go. I was initially concerned that the pocket outline may still exist after being removed.

Otherwise - maybe I need to invest in some more boots...

Perhaps these would do the job ...http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=3009
post #12662 of 51763
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Originally Posted by kickstart View Post

They had quite a few pairs left when I bought mine - and are clearly old stock, having the normal HB $100 tag for discounted trousers, and then the $50 tag for 'This is so old, GET SOLD already'.
I tried on 32 and 34s so definitely had both of those - which I believe you are - pretty sure you wear a 40 HB suit...
I like your idea of wearing them as winter casuals/weekend wear.
Oxford button down layered with a v-neck is my current 'main' idea.
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The grey flannel trouser, despite its possibly plebeian origins, is generally now seen as a refined business trouser. Most commonly with a blue jacket. A step down from a suit, but still considered relatively dressed up in most work and socail places. (Not, I hasten to add on clothing forums). Not only that but for most people business wear, the lounge suit, is the most formal they will ever be required to dress.
FXH - definitely agree with this and interestingly my tailor actually suggested he could take the pockets off. I was skeptical as to the likely success but he suggested if it doesn't work he'll just put them back on...fair enough. They are at the tailor now being taken in at the waist but when I go up for hem length I might see if he wants to give the de-pocketing a go. I was initially concerned that the pocket outline may still exist after being removed.
Otherwise - maybe I need to invest in some more boots...
Perhaps these would do the job ...http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=3009

Knocking the pockets off is a great idea. You could easily unpick them yourself and see how it looks.

Shirt - I'd suggest something like this Pewter Heather Multi Plaid from LE
http://www.landsend.com/pp/mens-long-sleeve-flannel-buttondown-shirt~202399_59.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::CP5&CM_MERCH=IDX_men-_-sport-shirts

As much as I hate to mention it - there would be at least 253 people snapped at Pitti, online somewhere, wearing grey wool flannel cargoes with bare ankles brown double monks carefully undone and a tie and scarf.

edit:: Oh and a cigarette and ladies tote bag
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^^ I think that Herring is a rebadged Loake Kempton. I have a pair -- great boot for more casual applications, looks great with flannel.
post #12665 of 51763
invite for our annual Awards Dinner came out today (it's a pretty big event, about 300 people flown into Sydney from all over the country), and one part of the invite says it's Lounge Suit/Cocktail attire, another part says it's Black Tie/Cocktail dress.... nothing like consistency.
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Must mean you have to be in a suit of some sort and your tie must be black laugh.gif
post #12667 of 51763
damn, I was hoping to wear a cocktail dress with a bowtie shog[1].gif
post #12668 of 51763
Fellas, need some advice. The time has come for my first DB flannel suit and would like some input as to which fabric to go for. Firstly, we have the grey chalkstripe. Secondly we have the blue with purple pinstripe.

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I already own plan Navy and Charcoal suits in addition to a standard navy blazer and assorted trousers. Any thoughts? I'm thinking the blue will be a little more subtle, but in saying that I think blue pinstripe has been done so badly in Australia for so long that it has a negative image.
post #12669 of 51763
I love the grey chalk stripe. I think it'd make a great 'serious business' suit.
post #12670 of 51763
Hey did everyone see the piece in the paper today about Uniqlo opening in Oz?:

http://www.smh.com.au/business/fashion-hot-spots-in-sight-for-uniqlo-20120430-1xv57.html

Not that I've ever owned anything by Uniqlo, but reputation leads me to believe that this sounds like very good news for menswear in Oz, and (more) very bad news for their competition (wandered into a French Connection the other day, god what a load of shit).
post #12671 of 51763
i would say navy chalkstripe is the classic DB fabric, but your navy is really ugly and cheap (with the two different stripes), and your grey doesnt look like a chalkstripe, or a flannel.

i would say go a plain grey flannel, or a navy chalkstripe flannel. just not those youve chosen.
post #12672 of 51763
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Hey did everyone see the piece in the paper today about Uniqlo opening in Oz?:
http://www.smh.com.au/business/fashion-hot-spots-in-sight-for-uniqlo-20120430-1xv57.html
Not that I've ever owned anything by Uniqlo, but reputation leads me to believe that this sounds like very good news for menswear in Oz, and (more) very bad news for their competition (wandered into a French Connection the other day, god what a load of shit).

yes, i saw this, and was pretty excited. sounds like its going in to where the other half of where myer once was.

95% sure we'll get screwed on pricing. i check the uk uniqlo site from time to time and its been going up 20% year on year.
the japanese selvedge denim and basic cashmere knits were once 40 pounds each.
post #12673 of 51763
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

i would say go a plain grey flannel, or a navy chalkstripe flannel. just not those youve chosen.

I agree completely with this
post #12674 of 51763
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

95% sure we'll get screwed on pricing

Yes, there is that *sad*
post #12675 of 51763
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

i would say go a plain grey flannel, or a navy chalkstripe flannel. just not those youve chosen.

I agree completely with this
+1

Try fox
CBT5/A1285/22
or
CBT5/A1797/55

eta:
Make sure to go woollen (vs worsted).
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