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post #27481 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Re flannel trousers a friend sent me a link to these http://www.pakeman.co.uk/category/167/Flannel_Trousers appear to be quite popular on AAAC

That reminds me I have a jacket I need to put up on ebay from Pakeman, Catto andCarter. They used to have a shop in Edinburgh I loved visiting. Great source for pink socks (actual still have some in good nick many years on).

Very similar to this - http://www.pakeman.co.uk/product/541/8254_3_Button_SB_Tweed_Jacket_Elcombe.

Size 44 (too big for me now). Very lovely, very British looking jacket. If anyone here is interested let me know. Got quite a few nice things I need to get around to put on ebay due to change in size and/or taste.
post #27482 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Re flannel trousers a friend sent me a link to these http://www.pakeman.co.uk/category/167/Flannel_Trousers appear to be quite popular on AAAC

They are quite nice, especially with the side adjusters. Pity there is only charcoal and navy though. I would have thought a mid grey would be the first colour you would do. Still, I have been thinking about a navy flannel for sometime now to wear with grey & brown odd jackets.
post #27483 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

That's good to hear but I know a few other members (LonerMatt I think?) have had a lot of problems of late with no confirmation of shipping and emails, PM's etc un-answered for weeks. I've also not had any problems in the past and knowing the reputation Jamison has, I'm sure the delays and issues will be short lived but still, bad service is bad service regardless of the product.

I have a Howard Yount order I placed a couple of weeks ago which according to tracking just arrived in Australia.

Speaking of no response to communication, have contacted Carmina a couple of time with no reply.
post #27484 of 57246

Epaulet trousers are all "slim fit", so fuck that noise.

 

Howard Yount are all "winter weight" and not suitable for an Australian summer, or Winter.

 

Any other recommendations for wool trousers?

Prefer to buy instore to make sure they fit in the right places and the colour is accurate.

 

thanks.

post #27485 of 57246
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Epaulet trousers are all "slim fit", so fuck that noise.

Howard Yount are all "winter weight" and not suitable for an Australian summer, or Winter.

Any other recommendations for wool trousers?
Prefer to buy instore to make sure they fit in the right places and the colour is accurate.

thanks.

...wut?

http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/tropical-wool-pants-dark-gray
post #27486 of 57246
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Epaulet trousers are all "slim fit", so fuck that noise.

Howard Yount are all "winter weight" and not suitable for an Australian summer, or Winter.

Any other recommendations for wool trousers?
Prefer to buy instore to make sure they fit in the right places and the colour is accurate.

thanks.


Here you go:

http://www.kingsize.com.au/estore/category/trousers.aspx


By the way, Howard Yount do summer trousers in lighter wool, as well as cotton and linen. They also have a range of made-in-the-USA trousers, which are cut more generously than their made-in-Italy trousers. The measurements posted on the HY website are quite comprehensive.
post #27487 of 57246
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Epaulet trousers are all "slim fit", so fuck that noise.

Howard Yount are all "winter weight" and not suitable for an Australian summer, or Winter.

Any other recommendations for wool trousers?
Prefer to buy instore to make sure they fit in the right places and the colour is accurate.

thanks.
Depends where you live, for us in Canberra/Monaro area the flannels are perfect. -2 to -5 is a fairly average morning in winter here so they are needed.

I agree the Epaulet are too slim and pricey.

Sadly there is bugger all to choose from in-store in Australia that I've found. Fletcher Jones used to be an odd trousers paradise when I worked there and they were all made here, but not an option anymore of course. I've actually had some great trousers made by the cheapo travelling tailors that frequent Australia. Trousers are a lot harder to bugger up that coats, especially if you take a pair to copy.
post #27488 of 57246
Questions guys:
1) I've been told that belts should always match your shoes - but what do you do if you have an odd coloured shoe (eg an ox blood or burgundy) and can't find a belt to match?
2) in regards to trousers - should they be cuffed? What is a good trouser height for suit pants which is both contemporary but appropriate?
post #27489 of 57246
1) don't worry about matching them, it's near impossible on most odd coloured shoes. I have a pair of burgundy carmina and wear them with a dark brown belt that has a reddy kind of tinge to it, looks fine. Once every 6 months I give the belt a coat of burgundy polish.
2) Whatever you like really. I prefer them cuffed if possible and try to buy un-finished trousers to accomodate it. But it's not the end of the world if they aren't.
post #27490 of 57246
Jason - so do you try and have a belt for each pair or just avoid extremes? Eg a black belt with a sand brogue?
post #27491 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

I have a Howard Yount order I placed a couple of weeks ago which according to tracking just arrived in Australia.

I have a J Crew order which arrived on Friday morning with DHL who then passed it on to Aust Post and its still not here WTF!

Previously DHL home delivered what has happened here?
post #27492 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Depends where you live, for us in Canberra/Monaro area the flannels are perfect. -2 to -5 is a fairly average morning in winter here so they are needed.

I agree the Epaulet are too slim and pricey.

Sadly there is bugger all to choose from in-store in Australia that I've found. Fletcher Jones used to be an odd trousers paradise when I worked there and they were all made here, but not an option anymore of course. I've actually had some great trousers made by the cheapo travelling tailors that frequent Australia. Trousers are a lot harder to bugger up that coats, especially if you take a pair to copy.

Interesting that it was about 4 maybe 5 years ago no one DJ's Myers, CR et all just stopped making/carrying pleated trousers that is when I switched to buying from BB.

FJ while made in China did keep the pleated trousers up to their demise.
post #27493 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Questions guys:
1) I've been told that belts should always match your shoes - but what do you do if you have an odd coloured shoe (eg an ox blood or burgundy) and can't find a belt to match?
2. What is a good trouser height for suit pants which is both contemporary but appropriate?

1) Vaguely match your shoes. To be entirely honest I think that having a belt out of the same leather is too matchy. I just try to get brown shades* with brown shades and black with black...

*This includes Burgs ect.

2) Height as in rise or break? I do cuffs if at all appropriate / possible (cuffs on RTW trousers don't really happen for me); however this has more to do with my height than anything else...




I'll talk about odd trousers later.
post #27494 of 57246
Rise sorry.
post #27495 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Questions guys:
1) I've been told that belts should always match your shoes - but what do you do if you have an odd coloured shoe (eg an ox blood or burgundy) and can't find a belt to match?
2) in regards to trousers - should they be cuffed? What is a good trouser height for suit pants which is both contemporary but appropriate?

1. If it's close but not exact, no one will notice. In fact no one will really notice anyway until you head to an SF meet up... Some shoe makers, like AE, sell belts to match their shoes exactly - might be worth checking you are paranoid.

2. SF really needs a "can of worms" emoticon.

The only correct answer to this question is "personal preference". I recommend looking at some photos of breaks/cuffs then taking one you like to your tailor.

Speaking of AEs, new boots on today (raising my middle finger to the hot weather...). Nothing like that "new leather" smell that follows you around when you put on a new pair of shoes...

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