Flannel Trousers, whats out there and and recomendations

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Tommy-VF51, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Tommy-VF51

    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

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    So I've been looking for a new pair of Flannels. My old vintage pair have worn out recently, I also used have a lovely mid/ late 60s but I sold them on since they were too slim for my tastes for the last few years.

    I'm looking for something of decent rise, possibly flat fronted or possibly pleated, in a nice dark charcoal. Out of the options below, the first two are out of my price range. I've being trying to go down the vintage range, but 34 is a hard size to find?

    I'd appreciate any suggestions, but I'd also like to start a discussion and see what is out there.

    http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/O-Connell-s-plain-front-Lambswool-Flannel-Trousers-Charcoal.html

    https://simonjamescathcart.com/collections/trousers/products/grey-flannel-trousers

    https://www.cordings.co.uk/grey-classic-flannel-trousers.html (these look to be far too slim in the fit/ modelled photo)
     
  2. Edward

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    O'Connells I've never seen, so can't comment. The SJC ones are very nice indeed (I think there are some being worn in the thread on SJC somewhere round these parts). Cordings as a rule make nice stuff, but it's very much aimed at the present-day country/toff set, so expect the cut to be on the modern side of classic. I'd expect a narrow (by vintage standards) leg with about 12" front rise.
     
  3. Patrick Hall

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    Second the suggestion for SJC. I have a pair of their light gray flannels and absolutely love them.
     
  4. GHT

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    Some Like it Holy, have a great range, you can even get the original flannel that was made from carded wool or worsted yarn.
     
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  5. Cocker

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    What about Old Town England?
     
  6. Claudio

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  7. Tommy-VF51

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    Some pretty good stuff in here, kinda reminds me of Thomas Farthing- but more authentic, with a wider range and less glossily presented.
     
  8. Tommy-VF51

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  9. Claudio

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    Fair point. I guess as items are mostly one offs (esp trousers and coats/suits), it is close to impossible to have actual models wear all the items as models obviously need to be paid. Whilst most companies have a range of sizes per item, it is feasable to have a model wear a standard size and then offer a virierty of sizes for that one item. Different story if you use one-offs. That said, I totally agree that photography could and should be improved.
     
  10. Edward

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    Yes,their website always made their stuff look like 'fancy dress for lindy hoppers' to me, but speaking to folks who've actually handled them, they're apparently very nice. I wonder what weight the fabric is. It's a shame they don't do jackets, only waistcoat and matching trousers. Still good for the Howard Hughes look.
     
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  11. GHT

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    Agreed, their trousers are excellent, I team them up with blazers, but I would love a complete ensemble, I even tried writing to them, never got an answer.
     
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  12. Edward

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    I suspect it's an available-skills thing: I imagine a skilled dressmaker could easily do men's trousers and, with a little practice, waistcoats, but suitcoat making is a whole different skill; they'd need to have someone who could pattern and grade that, and then have the tailoring skills to put it together. I suppose too if the lindy hop scene is their main target market, then might also find there's not as much interest in the jackets there.
     
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  13. scotrace

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    Ben Silver always has a good selection. $$$$
     
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