- Apr 27, 2014
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I would think the bolded.I just ordered three pairs of flannel trousers from my tailor to add on to the 7 year old BB flannels I still have in rotation.
That’s actually pretty impressive to me that they still hold up.
Anyway 7 or 8 years ago I was out of college stretching my budget to buy BB. Scared of pleats and cuffs. Pitti showed every guy in tight jackets and Capri trousers. Everyone said “that’s not timeless”. They were right, but it still drew me in.
That being said, the BBs are classic in tailoring, not 2011 styled, just flat front well fitted trousers. However the new flannels I’m getting are more bold. Light gray and charcoal VBC with singe forward facing pleats, large waistband, cuffs. Tan lightweight flannel with single reverse pleat and no cuffs, large waistband as well.
It’s interesting how much has changed with #menswear Pitti looks despite not really “feeling” different. It doesn’t look like people have to be talked out of too-tight these days, overcompensating from a fear of emulating the worst dressed of the 90s look. Since my BB flannels still hold up I know that my new ones are for fun and less timeless, but I’m fine with that.
One thing I wonder is, when do decade barriers become apparent? I’m 30 and the #menswear look has evolved for the last 10 years but it still doesn’t feel radically different, just bouncing around fit-wise. The aesthetic still seems to be the same on a coarse level. Is this just how it always is or has the age of the Internet changed style from being abruptly rewritten on a seasonal basis by designers? I don’t feel like #menswear 2011 looks like anything other than a tighter, shorter version of 2019, but 2003 red carpet jet set elite style looks just completely unrecognizable from today.
Yep, sure don't. I remember hating polo shirts and corduroy though as an adult, but now those have been released from negative connotations.And pleats. OP is younger than I, so he has no cringe-inducing memories of pleated Gap khakis in the late 90’s. What a complement they were to my electric-blue dress shirt. And what a deterrent they are to my ever wearing pleated trousers again.
I'm in Regina unfortunately. If you still need the referral, I can PM you.Are you in Toronto? Would you care to refer me to your tailor? I would be quite happy with those prices if the work is good.