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@spiermackay are the size charts on each khaki page accurate?

it says the 5-pocket cords fit slim, but then the size chart is basically the same as the khakis that came out right now
 

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@zewill

Pics were taken quickly. I threw on some crappy chino's. But you get the idea. Laces are too long, I will probably replace them in the future.
 

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I'm looking at the current ones, and a 33 has a 16.3 hem according to the size chart. That sounds enormous for casual trousers.

Sounds like a 33 will be necessary for my thighs though.

Thanks man.

They did come out with an extra slim fit variation, looks like it has smaller thighs and butt than the slim fit version.
Rick had mentioned to me that the size chart for the contemp khakis are wrong as a 36 hem should be 16.25. I don't think they changed it yet.
 

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Apologies if this has been covered in the thread before; can anyone comment as to Fine twill vs Royal twill shirtings? Particularly in terms of breathability, weight, etc
 

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Apologies if this has been covered in the thread before; can anyone comment as to Fine twill vs Royal twill shirtings? Particularly in terms of breathability, weight, etc
The royal twill is significantly heavier and less breathable than the fine twill. For me personally, the fine twill wears already a bit too hot in the NYC summer heat, but feels perfect in the cooler months.
 

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I wonder if anybody can shed some light on a query that I have. I recently bought these trousers from Luxire in December:

https://luxire.com/products/vbc-_mid-grey_worsted_flannel_nov2019_599-101_513_vitale-barberis#/

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I am considering my first purchase from S&M and my eye has been drawn to a sportcoat in VBC medium gray flannel.

https://www.spierandmackay.com/vbc-medium-gray-flannel-neapolitan-cut.html

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My question is: are these two items made from the same cloth? I am colourblind so do not pick up on the subtleties of colour particularly well. However, I would like to know if I could combine the separates and make a suit.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I wonder if anybody can shed some light on a query that I have. I recently bought these trousers from Luxire in December:

https://luxire.com/products/vbc-_mid-grey_worsted_flannel_nov2019_599-101_513_vitale-barberis#/

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I am considering my first purchase from S&M and my eye has been drawn to a sportcoat in VBC medium gray flannel.

https://www.spierandmackay.com/vbc-medium-gray-flannel-neapolitan-cut.html

View attachment 1362374

My question is: are these two items made from the same cloth? I am colourblind so do not pick up on the subtleties of colour particularly well. However, I would like to know if I could combine the separates and make a suit.

Thanks in advance.
They are not the same. In the fabric description, your pants are a 10oz worsted flannel, while the S&M jacket is a 12oz woolen flannel. There are probably slight differences in depth of color and certainly a difference texture, which I can sort of make out just from the pictures. Woolen flannels tend to be richer in color because they are made up of a wider variety of thicker yarns all twisted together, plus the milling effect to fluff up the fabric surface will further add a richness that you won't get with worsted flannel.

Worsted flannels are harder wearing and more practical as trousers, but woolen flannels just look and feel more luxurious. Actually, as I write this, I am actually wearing a pair of pants made from that same swatchbook that the S&M jacket's fabric came from. It feels wonderfully extravagant and is delightfully versatile: worn with the matching jacket it is all business, but can easily match with an OCBD, polo, or cardigan for feeling put together while sitting at the same table as someone in a hoodie or t-shirt. Maybe you can get the S&M jacket and have luxire make you a matching pair of pants? For $200 it'd be a steal for something you can wear all the time.
 
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TBY

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They are not the same. In the fabric description, your pants are a 10oz worsted flannel, while the S&M jacket is a 12oz woolen flannel. There are probably slight differences in depth of color and certainly a difference texture, which I can sort of make out just from the pictures. Woolen flannels tend to be richer in color because they are made up of a wider variety of thicker yarns all twisted together, plus the milling effect to fluff up the fabric surface will further add a richness that you won't get with worsted flannel.

Worsted flannels are harder wearing and more practical as trousers, but woolen flannels just look and feel more luxurious. Actually, as I write this, I am actually wearing a pair of pants made from that same swatchbook that the S&M jacket's fabric came from. It feels wonderfully extravagant and is delightfully versatile: worn with the matching jacket it is all business, but can easily match with an OCBD, polo, or cardigan for feeling put together while sitting at the same table as someone in a hoodie or t-shirt. Maybe you can get the S&M jacket and have luxire make you a matching pair of pants? For $200 it'd be a steal for something you can wear all the time.
Thank you for the very helpful reply.
 

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Linen wide stripe shirts are pretty much my favorite shirt this season so far! It fits just like other shirts but the stripe and collar are such killer 😍
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Holy lack of cropping, Batman! For a second, I thought you included a bonus photo of your faucet, lotion(?), and soap dispenser.
 

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