Navy blue trousers getting shiny in the seat?

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  1. Ennius

    Ennius Senior member

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    Hi Gents,

    I am thinking about getting a pair of bespoke trousers (one of my first) and just love navy blue and also already have too many gray trousers. I have looked at some cloth with the tailor and there are some wonderful navy blues. He cautioned me that navy blue will eventually turn shiny in the seat.

    Any suggestions/guidance/experience here? I could go with charcoal - just want to get a nice all year pair of bespoke pants.

    Thanks
     


  2. Ennius

    Ennius Senior member

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    No wisdom from SF?
     


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    Now thats SF wisdom. Thanks.

    I have a toothbrush and vinegar so I am prepared, though my tailor would just roll his eyes if he knew my plans.

    What type of wool do you use, that doesnt get shiny?
     


  5. David Copeland

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    For trousers - cashmere. I was introduced to it at Nordstroms many years ago. There are internet sites that sell them for less - but I have yet to find the quality .

    I am also a big fan of Australian Wool. See my thread here:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/345054/3-piece-business-suits-back-in-fashion-for-2013

    I live in Montana (although originally from Newport Beach, California where the shopping was great). So buying over the internet can be a challenge, but not with quality stores who offer a free shipping and free shipping satisfaction return.
     


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    Well, as I understand, cashmere trousers wouldn't get shiny... because they would pill and wear through first, right?
     


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    Mine have never experience that.

    Spring is upon us and I suspect a lot of the cashmere is off until next fall or winter. But you raise a very good question, and I suspect a phone call to Nordstroms may very well get you a qualified answer - because of their unconditional return guarantee they will know what works and will not work.
     


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    Thanks for the insights.

    Australian wool looks sweet
     


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