light grey vs charcoal trousers

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  1. bugatti.veyron

    bugatti.veyron Senior member

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    Medium grey seems like the most popular, but between charcoal and light grey, which do you prefer?

    Also, what color shirts go well with light grey trousers?
     


  2. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Charcoal trousers and blue or lavender shirts witht the light grey
     


  3. Archivist

    Archivist Senior member

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    Charcoal has the advantage of being darker, where light grey is of course not as dark as charcoal, which is an advantage if you are looking for a lighter color. A nice medium grey is a balance between light and dark.

    A last word made with mescal rather than gin has lovely smokey flavor.
     


  4. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    light grey looks better when it's matched properly, but that's not always easy to do, and it's limited to summer-ish weather. Charcoal is more versatile but doesn't really have any starring role, it just supports.


    ninja edit - I live in canada... so light grey trousers generally get packed away around fall weather
     


  5. redwarrior87

    redwarrior87 New Member

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    To echo: I believe Charcoal is the most versitile of the two. I tend to wear my light grey pants all year...but I also live in Arizona, so Master-Classter may bhave a valid point..[​IMG]
     


  6. ljrcustom

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    charcoal

    -LR
     


  7. Gwarg

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    Charcoal, but a medium grey is better than both.
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    light
     


  9. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Light grey by far. I find charcoal extremely hard to pair.
     


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    tphd Well-Known Member

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    plain or patterned
     


  11. Cary Grant

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    Charcoal has the advantage of being darker, where light grey is of course not as dark as charcoal, which is an advantage if you are looking for a lighter color. A nice medium grey is a balance between light and dark.

    Brilliant.
     


  12. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    Get both. I have Minnis in light grey and charcoal flannel waiting to be made up.
     


  13. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    What about light grey in winter weight flannel? Also to go slightly off topic, what about off white trousers in winter weights?

    I ask this as light grey can be slightly ostentatious - it certainly takes a starring role.

    Off white is just a notch up from this.

    I will post up pics tomorrow
     


  14. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Brilliant.

    [​IMG]
     


  15. GucciKid

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    Charcoal is better for the evening, but is harder to pair with lighter jackets, making it less versatile. Light grey will pair with pretty much anything.

    I would go with light grey first, but both are indispensible.
     


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