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Not drawstring wool dress pants, but I do appreciate some of these trends enough to try a piece or two. For example, I was thinking of a slimmer pair of drawstring shorts in terry or jersey cloth for the summer, and it's a welcome alternative to baggy sweatpants and might be an interesting change to the usual cotton or linen shorts.

Even t-shirts in normal stores seem to be getting better, with thicker cotton and sturdier collars.
I have a few pair of drawstring pants from Zegna and De Bonne Facture. The Zegna are gray wool for cooler weather and blue linen for summer. I wear them as “after work” pants around the house. Have worn the linen pants on summer vacations as they fit the vibe.

The DBF are a brown plaid and I might actually wear those out with a sweater or chore coat. Haven’t actually tried them yet.

 
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The default term, of course, is "classic menswear."
What's new is old; what's old is new.
The fashion industry can deal a cruel fate to fads.

Certainly, the pandemic has driven a more relaxed vibe in the workplace. I believe brands will continue to update the tried and true, incorporating and improving on what sticks.

My tastes have changed along with the trends. As a slender dude, I favor the "sleekification" of clothing and feel right at home wearing slim-fit trousers (although not the type that clings to the leg) in the business setting. I have acquired a few stretch blazers for summer that drape beautifully and exude an unmistakable professional aura. Come the fall/winter, I will be rocking a fleet of slim-fit knits and tweeds.

As for maintaining continuity in this thread, I suppose the compliments I receive are because I look like I know what I'm doing and don't attract attention to it. I am frequently sourced for style advice, which I am only happy to provide.
 

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The Zegna are gray wool for cooler weather and blue linen for summer. I wear them as “after work” pants around the house. Have worn the linen pants on summer vacations as they fit the vibe.
Anything distinctive about the Zegna that your tailor can't produce?
 

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Anything distinctive about the Zegna that your tailor can't produce?
Not sure I would ever commission a pair of easy pants. Zegna is my favorite maker and I’m an easy fit as a 52L in jackets and a 35 in pants. No need to have something made when Zegna has so much well made stuff that fits me perfectly.
 

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Speaking of blurring the lines...Just when you were afraid of being too "dressed up" at the office, Canali has come to the rescue with the Shacket, a colab with Esquire no less. You can now fool people into thinking you're wearing a smart sport coat (when really it's just a cardigan in disguise...shhhhh).
 

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Speaking of blurring the lines...Just when you were afraid of being too "dressed up" at the office, Canali has come to the rescue with the Shacket, a colab with Esquire no less. You can now fool people into thinking you're wearing a smart sport coat (when really it's just a cardigan in disguise...shhhhh).
They sold out fast in my size.
 

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I liked "unconstructed blazer" more lol. any WAYWN hall of fame shacket pics?
 

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Speaking of blurring the lines...Just when you were afraid of being too "dressed up" at the office, Canali has come to the rescue with the Shacket, a colab with Esquire no less. You can now fool people into thinking you're wearing a smart sport coat (when really it's just a cardigan in disguise...shhhhh).
That's not a new coinage - it's been around for years.
 

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Not sure I would ever commission a pair of easy pants. Zegna is my favorite maker and I’m an easy fit as a 52L in jackets and a 35 in pants. No need to have something made when Zegna has so much well made stuff that fits me perfectly.
52 L, 35 waist, 17 inch drop. Typo? If not, it would seem that you might be a good future prospect for an alien autopsy, and/or did a lot of sports in college. If the latter, from your measurements, I might guess crew?
 

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Speaking of blurring the lines...Just when you were afraid of being too "dressed up" at the office, Canali has come to the rescue with the Shacket, a colab with Esquire no less. You can now fool people into thinking you're wearing a smart sport coat (when really it's just a cardigan in disguise...shhhhh).
Imagine if this Canali product photo was in the Drake's thread

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Imagine if this Canali product photo was in the Drake's thread

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Imagine if Canali advanced the idea of an overshirt or knit tee/t-shirt under a SC and odd trousers. CM would've shat on both notions. Depending on the promoter, some ideas gain traction while others gets ridiculed. Imo, of course.
 

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I like unstructured. My partially lined Kiton cashmere jacket does just fine.
 

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I liked "unconstructed blazer" more lol. any WAYWN hall of fame shacket pics?
Hard to wear for me even though I kind of like them. Too informal for work and it's usually too hot around here in the Summer for any kind fo tailoring
52 L, 35 waist, 17 inch drop. Typo? If not, it would seem that you might be a good future prospect for an alien autopsy, and/or did a lot of sports in college. If the latter, from your measurements, I might guess crew?
sorry, was mixing US and EU. In US I’m a 41/35 which is why I gravitated to the Italian 52L Drop 7 stuff I think. Hard to find 41 in US although Brooks used to have it and HF will sometimes. I end up getting a 42/36 and then have to seriously adjust it.
 

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