If you do not own the following things, you are not well dressed

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  1. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    I've found their Preston/Corneliani pants to be excellent in terms of cut, fabrics and construction. I own several pairs in wool, cotton, linen, cord, etc. and they are the best pants I've ever owned and are a great value.
     
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    Geez, parker, what happened? You look like you've aged about 30 years since last month.
     
  3. oldog/oldtrix

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    Wearing these today:

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    Perfect with the 8 oz. gabs you see and the linen/silk camp shirt you don't for the office then movie and casual dinner on this 93 degree, high humidity Friday. But there was a chance that I'd have to make a quick appearance in court this afternoon, and these would have been fine with the gray suit, blue shirt, black grenadine tie, and light gray socks I keep in the office for just such eventualities. (I keep a pair of oxfords here too, but these loafers are just jaunty enough for a Friday afternoon hearing.)
     
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  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Yeah, they're great. I prefer them to most of the Incotex you find floating around the net. Regular Corneliani brand is nice too
     
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    definitely. chukka is not chukka.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can't imagine an 8oz gab wearing that much cooler than an 11 or 12oz. The tight twill weave makes it like wearing a rubber suit.
     
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    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    I occasionally wear khaki wool gabs in a heavier weight with tweed coats. Niven's are cream (per Flusser), but you get the idea.

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    Try it; you'll like it. Gab in the weights you're talking about, or even heavier, was originally used as a summer fabric for suits because of its cool, smooth hand and flowing drape. You're right that at those weights it holds in hot air and is quite sticky. But at 7/8 oz., the drape (assuming a full cut) and hand make for a trouser that's no warmer than tropical worsted. Neither, of course, are as cool as fresco or linen, but I like the way gab looks and feels, and it puts me in mind of earlier time when men were so cool they wore flannel as a summer fabric.
     
  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I have cream gabs, I like them.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wish I could be that cool.
     
  11. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Gabardine as a summer fabric does best in dry climates. It does not excel in high heat and humidity.
     
  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    this may just be my opinion, but i think NOBD has carved a particular style for himself, and sticks to it, and he is able to look good doing things that may not technically be ok according to certain rules.


    baltimore is proof to this. i had a lot of gabardine shabbos pants. walk outside for an hour and you like like crap.
     
  13. jrd617

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    I bet a nice pair wool/linen blend slacks would be great for Shabbos in Bawlmore.

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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    HERETIC!
     
  15. in stitches

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    why is, green hermes breast wallet, not on the list?
     

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