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@bernoulli, I believe that, at least in American English parlance, RAF blue or cadet blue describes the color of your suit more accurately - cobalt is a stronger blue, more like that of the suit which @Betelgeuse posted today.

I agree that @Alan Bee new trousers look splendid, but the fact that he's tall with long legs, and a well-developed torso may have a lot to so with it - I am not sure that I could pull off 19.5" trouser bottoms at 5'8" and my extremely late middle-age dad bod. I am curious, though, about the braces shown in the photos - buttons on the back, but clips in the front - were they the property of the tailor, and used for fittings, or are they the style of braces intended for use with the trousers as made?
UC...if Alan’s 19.5” leg opening is proportional to the length of his shoe, do you think one could extrapolate one’s ideal leg opening from his shoe size? How can one come to the ideal leg opening without endless and expensive trial and error? Is there a formula?
 

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That I can't help you with. In fact there is an interesting story about this suit. It is one of 3 suits I had made at WW Chan from old fabric stock. You know how tailors have a bunch of rolls of fabric laying around? This was 10 years old (with a 10-year old price on it). I asked if WW Chan would honor their old price tag and they begrudgingly said yes. Flip side? No tag on cloth maker! Most likely high-end English fabric (weight, style etc) but could be Italian or even Chinese (unlikely, given the price range) for all I know. From time to time I have seen suits in a similar color scheme (Massimo Dutti comes to mind), but this one was not OTR, I am afraid.

Where can I purchase a RAF blue suit OTR? I always thought colbolt was more or less a tacky shade of blue.
 

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While some complained about the tie, I think it works very well precisely because it is close in color to trousers. It creates an interesting line and contrast from the bold jacket and blue shirt. It makes for an unique look that complements the boldness of the jacket. So A+ all around from me.

Today's outfit.

 

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Eventually it seems like almost everyone posts a picture wearing a blue blazer and khaki trousers, but how many people post pictures wearing a blue blazer and khaki trousers and standing next to a locomotive?

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Brooks Brothers blue blazer, PPBD shirt, tie, and pocket square, Orvis trousers and Allen-Edmonds saddle shoes.

For those who may be wondering how long I've worn blue blazers and khaki trousers and taken pictures standing next to locomotives at the place I still call Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, here I am doing it when Kennedy was President.

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For fans of "Piece-Of-A-Person" pictures and for those who may be wondering why I was standing next to a locomotive again this morning, was on the way to the Paris In A Cup Tea Salon in Orange CA.

(Also went to the Hilbert Museum while I was in Orange.)

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Its rainy and cold weather today, but the walk between breakfast and lunch is mandatory, so heavy tweed, robust shoes and an umbrella make it possible.

Details:

Jacket, vest and cap : Highmoor
Tie : Ascot
PS: noname tweed
Trousers: Barbour
Shoes: Heinrich Dinkelacker made from water buffalo leather
Umbrella: Oertel handmade classic


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