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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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  2. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I remember that fit. Got like 20,000 thumbs. Got me to wondering whether he sprayed the kale to stop it from wilting.
     
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    ^ HATE that jacket. Screams suit

    @in stitches
     
  4. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Senior member

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    FWIW, I don't like it either.
     
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    Can't see what's to like aobut this. Kale PS aside, the jacket cloth is IMO bad for an SC + bad for a suit too. Not a fan of high contrast box checks. They look comical. Suity box checks work in low contrast IMO pref with slightly fuzzy grid lines, like Claghorn's navy Fresco. I don't mind them on a dark flannel, low contrast .
     
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    jfrater Senior member

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    According to roetzel the perfect fabric for trousers to be worn with sports coats is flannel. I am fine with wearing flannel in the NZ summer but maybe not in Europe.

    What are the alternative wool options for odd trousers to be worn with wool sports coats and what fabrics should be avoided?
     
  7. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    Wool fresco trousers are versatile options when it isn't bitter cold. I love tropical wool in the summer up to about 25 degrees Celsius. Don't own any hopsack trousers, but they look good and people seem to like them.


    But I live in a place where flannel is a 3-season fabric.
     
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    What sort of weights should I be looking out for?
     
  9. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    Actually - here's a better question:

    Please name the 5 - 10 essential trousers a gentleman should have in his wardrobe if he wears primarily woolen sports coats. Please (if possible) include weights. Based on a 2 cool, one hot, on cold (min 0c - no snow) season.
     
  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I'll give you Claghorn's answer......lighter grey, light grey, mid grey, dark grey, darkest grey.
     
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  11. heldentenor

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    If we're sticking to essentials, that's actually not a bad list.

    If you went:

    Lighter gray tropical wool (9 oz)
    Light gray flannel (12 oz)
    Mid gray hopsack (10 oz)
    Oxford gray flannel (14 oz)
    Charcoal twill (12 oz)

    You'd be set. Some will say charcoal twill trousers look like orphans; your mileage may vary, but true charcoal is so dark that people can't see texture anyway as long as it isn't shiny.

    I'd be sad to not own at least one pair of navy, brown, and wheat/tan/fawn trousers, but I don't think, strictly speaking, people need them.
     
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  12. jrd617

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    Do you mean wool sportcoats? I don't know of many summer weight woolen cloths...

    Anyways, if I had to pick 10 pants, they might be something like this group:

    1. Mid-grey flannel
    2. Another flannel - maybe another grey or light brown
    3. Dark tan cav twill or whipcord
    4. Grey cav twill or whipcord
    5. Dark green cords
    6.Tan cords
    7. Grey fresco
    8. Tan fresco
    9. Darker khaki twill
    10. lighter khaki twill
     
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  13. jrd617

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    I'd go fresco, not tropical wool (which is softer and wrinkles easily)
     
  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I love fresco.
     
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  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    :nodding:
     
  16. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Woah murl is a mod. when did this happen? :slayer:
     
  17. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Where have you been? That is soooo like last weeks news.

    Thanks for the rock on.
     
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  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Summer weight:
    Light gray
    Tan

    3 season
    Light gray
    Medium gray (little texture, almost smooth)
    Medium gray (more texture)
    Brown-gray
    Mocha/tobacco

    Winter
    Mid grey flannel
    Brown flannel
    Brown donegal
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wanted to discuss this coat, and I couldn't think of a better place to put it. I'll start: I love it.

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  20. jrd617

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    is that a man or woman?

    also, barf at that coat
     
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