Grey Flannel

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  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Sure, if it's a light grey jacket, then white or cream pants work well. Medium grey might not be as nice. A dark grey jacket is a bit Hip and may only work with black pants and a black sweater or something like that.
    I actually think it can look really good with pinstriped pants. Lighter is better
     
  2. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I actually think it can look really good with pinstriped pants. Lighter is better


    I spoke too soon, that of course is true. In fact, in some ways that is rather Hip on a younger man. You could wear it, for example, with a white spread collared shirt, silver tie and black lace ups or rock it a little with a royal blue or purple crepe de chine silk shirt and black chukkas.
     
  3. Lawman

    Lawman Senior member

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    Where could one get some nice light grey or cream flannel trousers? Me want.
     
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    I adore flannel, but I often read here about how fragile it is compared to worsted. Does that make it a poor investment for MTM/bespoke for the cost-conscious?
     
  5. Manton

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    I adore flannel, but I often read here about how fragile it is compared to worsted. Does that make it a poor investment for MTM/bespoke for the cost-conscious?

    Not really. Good flannel can last a long time. I have a three-piece suit that is more than ten years old.

    You have to expect it to get a little threadbare in certain places, but to me that is part of the charm. Some people say to always get two pairs of trousers, but I never have, and it's never been a problem.

    Flannel will always have more trouble holding a crease, and ideally it should rest between wearings. It's not so great for travelling, either.
     
  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I'm a fan of flannel and have about three pairs of trousers that I look forward to wearing every fall/winter. My pants are a bit worn in places but, like Manton, I think it's part of flannel's charm. I recently picked up a couple of flannel suits on discount and look forward to wearing them the remainder of this cold weather season.
     
  7. aph999

    aph999 Senior member

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    Grey flannel is my favorite; I just recently purchased a DB charcoal/chalkstripe flannel RLPL suit, which, along with my Borrelli brown windowpane suit (see my avatar), is among my favorite fall/winter suits. I also purchased a beautiful charcoal flannel DB suit with subtle royal blue pinstripes, originally from Savile Row (Sartoriale has some really nice suits!). It's stunning. My tailor immediately noted how nice the English suiting fabric was and said "you don't find fabric like this often."
     
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    I love grey flannel and travel in it because it feels so comfortable to me.
    I thought I read somewhere it use to be worn in the summer, but I have worn it on business travel in hot weather and cold. I know I sound strange but in hot areas with a lot of mosquito's flannel was comfortable and protected my legs.
     
  9. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    I've two tips for prolonging the wear of flannel trousers:

    1. Heel guards

    2. Put nothing in the pockets, ever.
     
  10. Coho

    Coho Senior member

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    So what kind of social context would a flannel suit be appropriate? [​IMG]
     
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    Nothing in the world better than quality grey flannel. I don't see a lot of it this season in suits. It it no longer en vogue?

    Check out this thread. Also, BB has two grey flannel suits online.
     
  12. Manton

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    So what kind of social context would a flannel suit be appropriate? [​IMG]

    Anywhere a suit would be appropriate, except perhaps the most formal occasions, or when you want to look as absolutely ordinary as possible.
     
  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've actually been considering having a gray flannel suit made up, probably within the next year. What shade of gray is classic? Should I make it a 3-piece suit?


    For suits, go darker than for odd trousers. Minnis 0329 is a terrific basic color.


    http://www.hfw-huddersfield.co.uk/ha...tki=804488098?
     
  14. Coho

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    I'm not asking when I should wear a suit. I'm just asking if there are occasions where a flannel suit would be more appealing than 10-11oz wool suits.

    Anywhere a suit would be appropriate, except perhaps the most formal occasions, or when you want to look as absolutely ordinary as possible.
     
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    I'm not asking when I should wear a suit. I'm just asking if there are occasions where a flannel suit would be more appealing than 10-11oz wool suits.

    Yes, that's the question he was answering...and I agree with him completely.
     

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