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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

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    Chest pocket, yes. I like the few I have although the diehard trads would probably say the fusing on the cuffs and collar was too stiff.
     
  2. in stitches

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    +1. much better indeed.
     
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  3. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    Shore, the top half looks great (jacket esp, BBBF really suits you I think), but I will forever and always hate hate hate khaki chinos. What does CM offer as an alternative? Blue trousers? Purple?

    (serious question)
     
  4. Holdfast

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    ^ I'm not a fan of khakis with tweed jackets either, though I get that they're a kind of US trad thing and that's consistent with the jacket & shirt style details . A trad look probably wouldn't have gone with a purple tie though, so that part doesn't quite mesh in the overall vibe. For me, though, the thing with chinos is not so much the colour but the fabric which looks more like a warmer weather material. I suppose you can get really heavy chinos, but still...

    Wool trousers generally look good with tweed though, in a flannel or donegal weave for example. Cords almost always go great too. Colour-wise, pretty much any contrasting colour (e.g. a markedly different grey, dark green, chocolate brown, etc) will work . Sure, you could go wild with a different earthy shade too: mustard, orange, purple/plum, whatever... but you don't need to go there if it's not your bag. A dark blue also works for cords (in a similar way to how denim might work as a contrasting blue colour) but some folks in CM just don't like any dark blue non-suit trousers (for reasons I don't grok). If keeping the same top half, I think a very dark grey or dark plum would be great colours to use. If the tie was more navy blue than purple, that would open up the dark green or dark brown options more.

    Other fabric options would include cavalry twill or moleskin, though I'm less a fan of these personally. Still, if one went for cavalry twill, khaki/light brown would be the typical/default colour, so it would be the smallest adjustment from shoreman's existing look while just changing the fabric to something heavier to echo the jacket fabric a bit more.

    I still like the overall look of shore's outfit as is though.
     
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  5. yywwyy

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    Love the fit of those chinos! Details?
     
  6. in stitches

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    y u hate khaki color?

    blue is fine imo.
     
  7. hendrix

    hendrix Well-Known Member

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    I usually hate khaki chinos but I think they look nice there.

    Synth approved swap would probably be tan moleskin or corduroy trousers.
     
  8. shoreman1782

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    I was conditioned to consider khaki cotton pants as default in school. Never been able to shake it. I also think with that khaki shades and grays are more often than not excellent matches, assuming there's enough contrast. I've worn light wool flannels with this jacket, navy as well. The jacket's texture is rough so I tend to avoid beefy, thorn-proof type trou with it. Maybe that's a mistake.

    A better shot of color/texture:
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    EDIT: per hendrix, I would definitely be down for a nice pair of moleskin trousers in tan.
     
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  9. in stitches

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    gray/khaki is a great color combo imo.
     
  10. Kaplan

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    Shoreman, I agree with stitchy that grey/khaki can look great (Brunello Cucinelli does it a lot). Personally though, I would prefer a solid navy tie with that fit. Something with some texture, like a shantung or a knit. But then I'm pretty colour averse so disregard as needed ;-)


    They're PT 01, Slim Fit

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    Here's another one you may like

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  11. in stitches

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    and so well. one day i will stock my entire closet with brunello.
     
  12. gnatty8

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    thanks, they're RRL officer chinos in selvedge..
     
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    WORD. I have a pair, mainly out of a sense of obligation I think, and I never wear them. I don't understand why they're considered an acceptable pairing with tweed or other non-cotton jackets.
     
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    I've never understood khakis and tweed as a combo. Somehow, its gotten a measure of acceptance around here.
     
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    Are you talking about khakis or chinos? Courser twill khakis/drill cloth looks okay to me.
     
  16. johanm

    johanm Well-Known Member

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    I like tweed + wool trousers in theory but rarely have occasion to wear that combo, as opposed to tweed + cotton trousers which is a classic smart daytime look. Maybe if your lifestyle involves a lot of dandified business casual it would be different.
     
  17. Rambo

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    i suppose i mean chinos in this context, although i use the term interchangeably because down here you don't need to wear heavy duty pants so everything's a khaki.
     
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    ^SW&D
     
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    To clarify, there is another subforum, Streetwear & Denim, where this fit would be more appropriate (and you'll get more helpful feedback).
     

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