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OneTrouser

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    May I suggest 25 pairs of tweed?

    You may.
     
  2. Thomas

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    Madame Paulette shrunk two pairs of my Ambrosi/Woodhouse pants so I need new odd trousers. Woodhouse and its whipcord are no more. So, I have a new OneTrouser planned. Five pairs. Same cloth, same color. That is all.

    why don't you try drapers' whipcord?
    it is almost exactly the same as the previous oneTrouser woodhouse
    or have you tired of this oneTrouser?
    and this is 1Trouser2
     
  3. srivats

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    How did you choose on one particular shade of grey? Wouldn't it make more sense to get trousers made in a few shades of grey, spanning from light to dark, without going to the extremes of charcoal or very light grey? They'd still be all grey, but it would be a subtle variety in your clothes that fits well with your philosophy.

    You guys put too much thought into precise shades of things. To my mind, there is light grey, mid grey, and dark grey (charcoal, if you like). Within each category, the cloth's other characteristics are what matter to me.


    I often have five pairs made up in the same cloth ... 5x the charcoal, the mid-grey, the light-grey, the chocolate brown, the mid-brown ...

    Sounds sensible to me. Although, for practical and budgetary reasons, I plan on having a fall/winter OneTrouser, a spring/summer OneTrouser, and a few key one-offs.

    I'm just collecting information. That is all.
     
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    The number 5 (五, Pinyin: wŭ) is associated with the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal) in Chinese philosophy, and in turn was historically associated with the Emperor of China. For example, the Tiananmen gate, being the main thoroughfare to the Forbidden City, has five arches. It is also referred to as the pronoun "I"[citation needed], as the pronunciations of "I" (我, Pinyin: wŏ) and 5 are similar in Mandarin.
     
  5. mafoofan

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    The number 5 (五, Pinyin: wŭ) is associated with the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal) in Chinese philosophy, and in turn was historically associated with the Emperor of China. For example, the Tiananmen gate, being the main thoroughfare to the Forbidden City, has five arches. It is also referred to as the pronoun "I"[citation needed], as the pronunciations of "I" (我, Pinyin: wŏ) and 5 are similar in Mandarin.

    Clearly my imperial blood is calling out.
     
  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Behold, the One(Trouser)Cloth:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mildly Consumptive

    Mildly Consumptive Well-Known Member

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    Behold, the One(Trouser)Cloth:



    Meh. Too light.
     
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    too light

    Meh. Too light.

    +1, far too light if that'll be your only trouser.
     
  10. George

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    If indeed there is a concept of the 1Trouser and this is not some 'parlour' game he is better with a light grey, as it gives him a greater range of potential colours and shades for his sportcoats.

    It is not optimal, it is a compromise, but he know doubt knows that.

    A bit too minimalist an approach for me, but...
     
  11. srivats

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    Looks good Foo. What made you choose flannel over twill?

    I have a pair of trousers in a very similar fabric and color from Howard Yount that I got last fall.
     
  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    It is a tiny bit lighter than I expected, but I think it prove incredibly versatile.
     
  13. aportnoy

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    Meh. Too light.
    Agreed. A shade (or two) too light. Definitely a good option to have but not the "one."
     
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    Agreed. A shade (or two) too light. Definitely a good option to have but not the "one."
    Well, you'll only really know when he has it made up and he's wearing them in an ensemble. For what he's trying to achieve I think he's made the correct decision. If that cloth is the 15oz Minnis Flannel I have some trousers made from it. Very nice, but they do have one draw back that I won't go into.
     
  15. aportnoy

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    Well, you'll only really know when he has it made up and he's wearing them in an ensemble. For what he's trying to achieve I think he's made the correct decision.

    True that. I suppose I am relating this to my own experience/cloth choices, which are similar to many of the ones he has made.
     
  16. EnglishLapel

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    Good choice Foo! Lighter shades of flannel are much more pleasing to my eye for use as trousers.
     
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    too light
    No, no ... not at all ... it's a good choice.
     
  18. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    Luciano Barbera has the shade right.... [​IMG]
     
  19. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    Are LB's jacket's shoulders SF approved ? Just wondering ..
     
  20. EnglishLapel

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    Are LB's jacket's shoulders SF approved ? Just wondering ..

    Possibly not but ultimately he has real style.
     

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