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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Grey Flannels

 

A reader question:

Hello, Muffy! Thanks for everything you do, it’s been extremely helpful! Recently I got my first two Shetland sweaters from Bosie I don’t want take off ever, and a khakis from Jack Donnelly that instantly got my favorite. I hope you don’t mind me asking further advice from you: do you know where one can buy solid grey classic flannels with international shipping? I find them as versatile for winter and fall as khakis are for summer and spring, but they are difficult to find in my local area. Thank you!

 

14 comments:

  1. O'Connell's and the Andover Shop are great sources. It is sale time. They are very helpful, small shops and would probably answer an email or a telephone call. The Berle flannels, although made in Mexico, are a good lower cost option. Jim Hunter at Hunter and Coggins sells them, and he, too, is very responsive. Best of luck in the search.

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  2. Dapper Classics (dot com) sells US-made Hertling trousers in both a classic and a slim fit. My wool trousers are all Brooks Beothwrs, so I've no experience with the offerings from Hertling but they are well reviewed and seem highly regarded.

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  3. A good local men's clothing store should have options. Otherwise, in addition to the stores already mentioned, you could look at J. Press and Ralph Lauren. Some department stores - Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus for example - will have good quality trousers and multiple brands, which can be helpful to try on.

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  4. Second O’Connell’s. Wearing a pair right now.

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  5. Both Cordings and Ben Silver offer very nice grey flannel trousers:

    https://www.cordings.co.uk/us/grey-classic-flannel-trousers.html

    https://www.bensilver.com/Mlange-Flannel-Trousers,27006.html?b=d*6402&s=d&p=10&c=25#.YfAhX_7MKUk

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  6. Frederick J JohnsonJanuary 25, 2022 at 12:13 PM

    Try O'Connells or J Press for classic fit (fullish leg, highish rise) flannel trousers.

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  7. Sid Mashburn... www.sidmashburn.com. Every piece they make is impeccable. Wearing a pair of their flannel trousers right now that I've had for years. Highly recommend them.

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  8. Ede and Ravenscroft always have them in a couple of shades as well.

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  9. Caveat Emptor when dealing with O'Connell's. Read the fine print on sales & returns.

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    1. Read them no matter where you shop!

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    2. Curious comment about O'Connell's -- I know no merchant can claim 100% customer satisfaction but I've been shopping there for two decades and not had any problems with sales or returns.

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    3. I concur regarding O'Connell's - execellent flannels and excellent service.

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  10. O'Connell's has excellent flannels, and the service is nonpareil.

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  11. Andover Shop, and O' Connell's! Thank you!

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