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post #18856 of 57150
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

You've made a thread dedicated to this exact question, and someone there has taken the time to answer you rather usefully. Given that, do you need to post the same thing here with by a massive picture? I couldn't guess whether that's a twill from that picture, but it isn't rocket science...

I'm just showing my fellow Australian members my pickup. I just thought if pinch it that question, but the sole purpose for this postbox this thread was just for my pickup.
post #18857 of 57150
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Originally Posted by Ryback View Post


I'm just showing my fellow Australian members my pickup. I just thought if pinch it that question, but the sole purpose for this postbox this thread was just for my pickup.

 they are cotton twill pants aka chinos ... is that the query?

post #18858 of 57150
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

 they are cotton twill pants aka chinos ... is that the query?
lol

Gents, I have a pair of these florsheim by duckie brown - in Navy /Green. Bought them last year haven't worn them yet. Do you think they are a bit too dandy ?
Should I keep them or sell ? They are brand new in us 9.
post #18859 of 57150
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Hey guys
I picked up this cotton Uniqlo jacket last week:

I'm going to wear it with chinos (with maybe a knit tie) and with dark denim (with no tie).
Two questions:
1) Would you wear a PS with this?
2) If so, what kind? I'm thinking silk would perhaps be too formal?

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Nice jacket!. I'd definitely wear a handkerchief with that - white linen, tv fold would be my first choice but I also like the idea of a contrast between the texture of the jacket and the handkerchief so I wouldn't rule out silk. You've got a well developed sense of taste so go with your gut. Wear whatever handkerchief you like and if it feels right, it will be.

What Mr Nice Guy Gerry said. I got a similar jacket from Boglioli for my birthday the other day. Works well with dark denim and suede chukka or chinos and leather loafers, throw on a knit tie if you like (and I know you do). Have had both silk and cotton pocket square on with it and both look great.

Gerry's advice to trust your instincts is best. I think we are too often fearfully on making a "mistake" in the way we dress, when that is the best way to learn what can work for us and develop our own sense of style.

There is a theory that everything looks better when worn with confidence and I think that works for those who understand the basic of dressing well (def. you). Wear it with pride and try out different things. Hell, if you want some (usually polite and constructive) criticism be one of those brave souls who posts a picture (since you have prize winning skills if memory serves, from the Henry Carter competition).

For reference this is my jacket.


Available here - http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/boglioli-single-breast-jacket-item-10161420.aspx

And this link has some advice for "cigar linen" (similar colour) - http://dieworkwear.com/post/19240786953/cigar-linen
post #18860 of 57150
I will add that I consider a breast pocket naked without a pocket square.
post #18861 of 57150
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Originally Posted by pasey25 View Post

Dropped into Bonaparte's boutique on the way to the airport today. My first time there, a nice little store. I grabbed an unstructured cotton jacked for a fair price. They're doing some sleeve and shoulder alterations (free) which is nice.
Will have more time for a better look through the store when I pick it up.
(Loving the inflight wifi !)

yes good store.

What sort of jacket?
post #18862 of 57150
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

A summery outfit for a warm spring day:

- Brown grenadine tie by the Tie Rack (surprisingly, they make nice grenadine ties);

Is that their GrenaFaux?
post #18863 of 57150
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Odd question but... Plain t shirts, especially white, anyone got a good source?
I've decided it's high time to retire my collection of Bonds tees and... wow have their prices gone up since I last purchased.
Just after something crew neck, reasonably trim fitting in the body and waist & good quality.
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When Rivers has a special sale I pick up a bunch of their T shirts in white - they are thick and long lasting - . just like.......

I only wear T shirts under an open necked shirt. T shirts are underwear. Except in Qld where a clean one is formal wear.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I kinda like the blue jeans white t shirt look for summer weekends

I'm more Blue shirt and white jeans.
Edited by fxh - 10/9/12 at 7:05am
post #18864 of 57150
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Hey guys
I picked up this cotton Uniqlo jacket last week:
I'm going to wear it with chinos (with maybe a knit tie) and with dark denim (with no tie).
Two questions:
1) Would you wear a PS with this?
2) If so, what kind? I'm thinking silk would perhaps be too formal?

Contrast the materials - smooth bright paisley silk just plonked in - or nothing.

If wearing tie with it - nothing.

Careful its, the jacket that is, not too close in colour to khaki chinos. The chinos need to be white or off white.
post #18865 of 57150
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Linen square maybe?

I think you'd be fine with denim, so long as you're not wearing low rise jeans with a short jacket.

From memory those uniglo jackets are real bum freezers??

Its a pity (Pitti??) about the crazy short jacket phase the industry is going through - as there is a lot of decent reasonably priced cotton etc unstructured jackets popping up on the mainstreet shops just now. I saw some good looking Bugatti? jackets - but didn't get time to have a squiz - anyone seen/tried them?.
Edited by fxh - 10/9/12 at 6:25am
post #18866 of 57150
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

lol
Gents, I have a pair of these florsheim by duckie brown - in Navy /Green. Bought them last year haven't worn them yet. Do you think they are a bit too dandy ?
Should I keep them or sell ? They are brand new in us 9.

That looks like a saddle shoe. Traditional American Ivy staple worn with chinos, or cotton suit, as relaxed dressed/smart casual or beat up very casual.
Not a big fan of that colour combo myself.

Two shades of brown I like or black and burgundy or leather and suede.
post #18867 of 57150
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

 they are cotton twill pants aka chinos ... is that the query?

That was the question. If they were chinos. So they are?
post #18868 of 57150
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Originally Posted by Ryback View Post

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

 they are cotton twill pants aka chinos ... is that the query?

That was the question. If they were chinos. So they are?

 

They look it, but we can't tell for certain from the quality of the picture and lack of composition details. Does it really matter? They look casual enough to wear where you would wear chinos anyways, the definition doesn't matter as much as how you intend to style them. Iron the crease out and they will be more chino-y.

post #18869 of 57150
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Originally Posted by Ryback View Post

That was the question. If they were chinos. So they are?

If you want to get all accurate - going on what little can see from the pics they are somewhere between a trouser and a chino. Although I'd tend to call those trousers, mainly because they look lighter weight and more trouser-ish..That got you confused enough?

They certainly aren't 5 pocket jeans.

I'm not sure what it is you want to know?

Could you call them chinos if you wanted = Yes.

Could you call them cotton trousers if you wanted = Yes

Generally you can say chinos are always cotton - except when they are not, they are generally made to be washed in a machine and be mainly casual, perhaps a step up from jeans.

Chinos would generally be tougher thicker cotton and wear and wash well - except when they are thin light cotton.

Trousers can be cotton, can be lined or unlined, generally you would dry clean trousers- except when they are cotton ones you wash.

You might get a pair of cotton casual trousers made by your tailor but generally you'd buy chinos of the rack. Perhaps.

I suppose if you wash them only occasionally on gentle or by hand and then carefully press the crease back into them I'd call them trousers. If you throw them in the machine every week and fold them but don't iron then I'd call them chinos.

OTOH sometimes I get a rush of blood to the head and iron a crease in some chinos.

It's a funny old world - isn't it.

edit:: I have a bunch of summer cotton trousers I don't call chinos. I suppose its because in my mind they are cotton versions of woollen trousers I have - cooler in summer. I wash them gently in machine or by hand and iron them. They are greys, brown, light brown and blue. I've got some deep dark red chinos I think of as trousers.

Now I'm confused.

Its a bit like the difference between porn and erotica. I know which it is when I see it.
post #18870 of 57150

Put This On says something similar on the cotton trousers vs chinos thing.

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