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light grey vs charcoal trousers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bugatti.veyron, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. bugatti.veyron

    bugatti.veyron Well-Known Member

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    Medium grey seems like the most popular, but between charcoal and light grey, which do you prefer?

    Also, what color shirts go well with light grey trousers?
     
  2. dragon8

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    Charcoal trousers and blue or lavender shirts witht the light grey
     
  3. Archivist

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    Charcoal has the advantage of being darker, where light grey is of course not as dark as charcoal, which is an advantage if you are looking for a lighter color. A nice medium grey is a balance between light and dark.

    A last word made with mescal rather than gin has lovely smokey flavor.
     
  4. Master-Classter

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    light grey looks better when it's matched properly, but that's not always easy to do, and it's limited to summer-ish weather. Charcoal is more versatile but doesn't really have any starring role, it just supports.


    ninja edit - I live in canada... so light grey trousers generally get packed away around fall weather
     
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    To echo: I believe Charcoal is the most versitile of the two. I tend to wear my light grey pants all year...but I also live in Arizona, so Master-Classter may bhave a valid point..[​IMG]
     
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    Charcoal, but a medium grey is better than both.
     
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    Light grey by far. I find charcoal extremely hard to pair.
     
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    plain or patterned
     
  11. Cary Grant

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    Charcoal has the advantage of being darker, where light grey is of course not as dark as charcoal, which is an advantage if you are looking for a lighter color. A nice medium grey is a balance between light and dark.

    Brilliant.
     
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    Get both. I have Minnis in light grey and charcoal flannel waiting to be made up.
     
  13. TheDarkKnight

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    What about light grey in winter weight flannel? Also to go slightly off topic, what about off white trousers in winter weights?

    I ask this as light grey can be slightly ostentatious - it certainly takes a starring role.

    Off white is just a notch up from this.

    I will post up pics tomorrow
     
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    Brilliant.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. GucciKid

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    Charcoal is better for the evening, but is harder to pair with lighter jackets, making it less versatile. Light grey will pair with pretty much anything.

    I would go with light grey first, but both are indispensible.
     
  16. tim_horton

    tim_horton Well-Known Member

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    It really depends on the jacket you're wearing/what's in your wardrobe. A dark jacket will look better with light grey pants, and a light colored jacket will look better with charcoal pants.
     
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    Light grey is my choice.

    What colors don't go with light grey? To answer my own question ... light grey doesn't work as a shirt ... that would be a rather washed-out "Regis" look.
     
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    What about light grey in winter weight flannel? Also to go slightly off topic, what about off white trousers in winter weights?

    Great, IMO.
     
  19. aj_del

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    Can never understand these questions. Its like whether a medium gray suit is better or navy ? Both are excellent and should find a place in a man's wardrobe amongst the basics. Regarding light grey flannel, I think these look great [​IMG] I like almost white trousers for winters as well. I believe the color is called winter white by some designers. Example http://www.howardyount.com/collectio...m-cotton-pants
     
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    Can never understand these questions. Its like whether a medium gray suit is better or navy ? Both are excellent and should find a place in a man's wardrobe amongst the basics.
    I interpret it to be more a question about preference. Do I have a preference -- however slight -- for one over another? Few things are equal.
     

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