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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. jsmaria

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    I'm looking for a pair of grey flannel trousers to dress things up from denim, but down from dress slacks. Not a huge fan of chinos/khakis, so I thought they might help bridge that gap.
    I know very little about trousers. Any recommendations on labels and/or other trouser options?
     
  2. ElDave

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    I just returned a pair for this same issue over lunch. Apparently they have had a lot of this issue lately.

    Edit: Yes, I would suggest sending them back. I walked in with a pair that had the same problem, showed the employee, and he swapped them out for a new pair without any questions asked. I was prepared for a battle and was out of the store in under five minutes (that included time spent browsing). I would think this is worth sending back if only for cosmetic reasons (thought there are likely structural issues as well).
     
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  3. bourbonbasted

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    If you've got the money to spend go Incotex, Zanella, Ovadia and Sons or Howard Yount.

    If you don't have the money to spend hit up B&S or try PRL or J Crew.
     
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  4. Ich_Dien

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    Thank you very very much NOBD!!
     
  5. trash

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    I just got a new "property of..." waxed cotton bag and it has a musty sort of smell. is this typical with waxed cotton? I found something on google mentioning some waxed cotton smells because of a linseed oil treatment, but I have no idea how linseed oil smells. is there any way to know if this is just "new bag smell" or if it came from a flooded warehouse? if the former, is there a good way to get the smell out?
     
  6. zerostyle

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    Was also wondering about this... what pants do people like for casual wear outside of jeans? I feel odd wearing my grey dress pants out to bars/etc.
     
  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some people like cotton chinos.
     
  8. bourbonbasted

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    Cords, Moleskin, Poplin, Linen, Wool... You can find solid casual pants in all of those materials, though bear in mind that the more casual you try and get the closer you'll inevitably get to chinos.
     
  9. Doggonit

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    I am looking to buy my first suit. I would like it to be a classic (and practical) midnight blue (call it navy if you wish) two-button. Austin Reed are doing made to measure suits from 8-9 oz. wool from English mills for £299. Is that good bang for the buck or should I seek out something elsewhere? And if so, where?
     
  10. NOBD

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    You're most welcome.
     
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    Does anyone know where I can buy a floppy hat for cheap like Mr. Rabensteiner here? I want to wear a hat like this if I get caught in the blazing sun. Thanks in advance.
     
  13. dirtrider123

    dirtrider123 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know where I can get the exact hardware that Ambrosi uses for their side adjusters (i.e. the metal adjuster component)? [ATTACHMENT=450]sideadjuster.jpg (23k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    [ATTACHMENT=451]ambrosiside.jpg (100k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]
     
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  14. gmu85

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    Hello,

    I have the following shirt in a navy/blue check pattern: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_229048

    Can I wear the above shirt with a navy/red striped tie under a charcoal sweater vest with khakis? I also have a gold tie with small white diamonds, would that tie work as well?

    Thanks,
    gmu85
     
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  15. cptjeff

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    Either would work, though I would probably prefer the red/blue, since I'm not usually one for gold ties (love it as an accent though). But the first really sounds like a great combination.
     
  16. cptjeff

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    Don't know what you have against chinos. A well fitting pair is great.

    That said, 5 pocket cords are a great option in cooler weather, and I've been wearing linen quite a bit lately. That whole summer thing and all, and they've been quite wonderful. If you get yourself down to your old navy, there might be a few clearance pairs of a line they had this spring- a white 100% linen and a 55/45 light brown. They're obviously not the highest quality, but the fit is nice and so is the price.

    I'm just not sure what you have against a huge category of pants made from cotton twill. If there's something you hate about chinos, odds are it's not applicable to the entire category.
     
  17. RicPac

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    where can i get a good navy blazer?? looking for wool, less than 300 if possible
     
  18. Steve Smith

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    B&S.
     
  19. RicPac

    RicPac Senior member

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    No clue what B&S is
     
  20. Harold falcon

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    The Buying and Selling sub-forum.

    Also consider Anderson Little's Blazer. http://andersonlittle.com/ It's a blend, but a very good one, and a great price.
     

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