Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
I'm happy to be smacked upside the head of course.
Grey flannel is THE quintessential odd trouser. Definitely more than okay.
I agree, if we’re talking about comfort. When I want to kick back and relax, it’s hard for me to think of trousers more comfortable than corduroy. Part of it is physical (it just feels good) and part of it is psychological (its association with relaxing leisure pursuits).
I do share the preference for wool over cotton for city/business trousers. Even in summer I usually prefer a ‘tropical weight’ wool over cotton for such trousers, just because of how it looks and the ability of the fabric to hold a sharp crease. The obvious exception would be if I was wearing a cotton jacket (although depending on the fabrics I suppose I still might go for wool).
Thanks AC2, my wordiness gets the best of me. The main motivation is to opt for something that will hold its shape better or is best when it is wrinkly (e.g. linen).
Something like this would have been nice:
as an alternative to gray flannel.
Drakes from Barneys arrived. Great mocha color, little more sheen than Id like, all in all, for the money I think it was a good pick up.
Oh, I wear my suits less than once a month lately. Only because Im lazy. Id happily wear them once a week.
DO IT. Unless you're wearing a cotton jacket, cotton pants always look sub-optimal.
At least SB with me.
Ummm... with a tweed jacket cotton is less than optimal? I'd say tweed can go either way, wool vs cotton
You are not alone in thinking that. But you're all wrong.
(I'm talking about chinos, twills, and the like. Corduroy, moleskin are in a different category IMO)
I almost always hate cotton trou and a wool SC. Needs to be luxe cotton like the NMWA Roats and very country SC to work, imo, and even then its no sure thing.
Tweedy, Ill get pics tomorrow in natural light.
I plan on wearing my green twill Rotas with a couple SCs (like the pic). I think they are plush enough to work. I agree though, it doesn't work well very often. Greg posted a really good one not too long ago....too lazy to search for it.
I thought cavalry twill was a traditional combination with tweed, or am I mistaken?
Disagree with this. I think that moleskins and the like work fine with tweed. A pair of heavy moleskins give the cotton some added heft that lets it work with wool. If we're talking about your standard issue khakis with most wool sport coats, though, I'd agree in most cases. In summer I prefer linen to cotton in any case so I haven't given that issue (cotton trousers with a really lightweight wool SC) much thought.
I buy most of my OTC socks from Howard Yount. My favorite casual sock for Fall/Winter are the chunky rib merinos from Dore Dore. Soooo soft and comfy.
Murl, that looks to work to me.
Archi, I wasnt talking about moleskin. But most moleskin I see is not wool SC material. Then again, I have no experince with dressy moleskin.
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