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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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    I usually prefer matte pocket squares. I love my vintage kimono silk one from Vanda

    I dont know how to fold a PS, i just stuff mine in the pocket.
     


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    I'm just showing my fellow Australian members my pickup. I just thought if pinch it that question, but the sole purpose for this postbox this thread was just for my pickup.
     


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    they are cotton twill pants aka chinos ... is that the query?
     


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    lol

    Gents, I have a pair of these florsheim by duckie brown - in Navy /Green. Bought them last year haven't worn them yet. Do you think they are a bit too dandy ?
    Should I keep them or sell ? They are brand new in us 9.
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    What Mr Nice Guy Gerry said. I got a similar jacket from Boglioli for my birthday the other day. Works well with dark denim and suede chukka or chinos and leather loafers, throw on a knit tie if you like (and I know you do). Have had both silk and cotton pocket square on with it and both look great.

    Gerry's advice to trust your instincts is best. I think we are too often fearfully on making a "mistake" in the way we dress, when that is the best way to learn what can work for us and develop our own sense of style.

    There is a theory that everything looks better when worn with confidence and I think that works for those who understand the basic of dressing well (def. you). Wear it with pride and try out different things. Hell, if you want some (usually polite and constructive) criticism be one of those brave souls who posts a picture (since you have prize winning skills if memory serves, from the Henry Carter competition).

    For reference this is my jacket.
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    Available here - http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/boglioli-single-breast-jacket-item-10161420.aspx

    And this link has some advice for "cigar linen" (similar colour) - http://dieworkwear.com/post/19240786953/cigar-linen
     


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    yes good store.

    What sort of jacket?
     


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    Is that their GrenaFaux?
     


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    When Rivers has a special sale I pick up a bunch of their T shirts in white - they are thick and long lasting - . just like.......

    I only wear T shirts under an open necked shirt. T shirts are underwear. Except in Qld where a clean one is formal wear.


    I'm more Blue shirt and white jeans.
     
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    Contrast the materials - smooth bright paisley silk just plonked in - or nothing.

    If wearing tie with it - nothing.

    Careful its, the jacket that is, not too close in colour to khaki chinos. The chinos need to be white or off white.
     


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    From memory those uniglo jackets are real bum freezers??

    Its a pity (Pitti??) about the crazy short jacket phase the industry is going through - as there is a lot of decent reasonably priced cotton etc unstructured jackets popping up on the mainstreet shops just now. I saw some good looking Bugatti? jackets - but didn't get time to have a squiz - anyone seen/tried them?.
     
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    That looks like a saddle shoe. Traditional American Ivy staple worn with chinos, or cotton suit, as relaxed dressed/smart casual or beat up very casual.
    Not a big fan of that colour combo myself.

    Two shades of brown I like or black and burgundy or leather and suede.
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    That was the question. If they were chinos. So they are?
     


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    If you want to get all accurate - going on what little can see from the pics they are somewhere between a trouser and a chino. Although I'd tend to call those trousers, mainly because they look lighter weight and more trouser-ish..That got you confused enough?

    They certainly aren't 5 pocket jeans.

    I'm not sure what it is you want to know?

    Could you call them chinos if you wanted = Yes.

    Could you call them cotton trousers if you wanted = Yes

    Generally you can say chinos are always cotton - except when they are not, they are generally made to be washed in a machine and be mainly casual, perhaps a step up from jeans.

    Chinos would generally be tougher thicker cotton and wear and wash well - except when they are thin light cotton.

    Trousers can be cotton, can be lined or unlined, generally you would dry clean trousers- except when they are cotton ones you wash.

    You might get a pair of cotton casual trousers made by your tailor but generally you'd buy chinos of the rack. Perhaps.

    I suppose if you wash them only occasionally on gentle or by hand and then carefully press the crease back into them I'd call them trousers. If you throw them in the machine every week and fold them but don't iron then I'd call them chinos.

    OTOH sometimes I get a rush of blood to the head and iron a crease in some chinos.

    It's a funny old world - isn't it.

    edit:: I have a bunch of summer cotton trousers I don't call chinos. I suppose its because in my mind they are cotton versions of woollen trousers I have - cooler in summer. I wash them gently in machine or by hand and iron them. They are greys, brown, light brown and blue. I've got some deep dark red chinos I think of as trousers.

    Now I'm confused.

    Its a bit like the difference between porn and erotica. I know which it is when I see it.
     
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