1. John M

    Current state of Bill's Khakis khakis ???

    I will stick with O'Connell's and I am going to try Jack Donnelly again and see how they do. I still have to try the Orvis Ultimates also.
  2. John M

    LL Bean has drunk the koolaid

    Yeah I took a quick look and most of them are like work shirts that I would have worn years ago at Home Depot. What's interesting is when we would have a "manager's walk" I would see more of a "trad style" which I have slowly adopted now. Also vintage LL Bean is better than the current.
  3. John M

    Going Watchless - The benefits of NOT wearing a watch

    You aren't really missing anything although cheap flip phones still exist through Target and such. Nothing tops an actual watch though in my view.
  4. John M

    O'Connell's Flannels

    I love them! I was actually hoping that their cotton twill trousers were also on sale but alas no dice. I will still be making more purchases soon.
  5. John M

    Gray cotton twill trousers/chinos

    I ended up finding a pair of 100% cotton pants, 38x30, gray, Polo Ralph Lauren, for $45. Not everything I wanted and I prefer the quality of O'Connell's and Made in USA deal as well. I do like these and I am going to break them in and use them as my main work pants. By comparison, I was wearing...
  6. John M

    Gray cotton twill trousers/chinos

    I am working on inserting more color into my wardrobe but that is actually what I like about gray/grey. I love gray cloudy skies too (without torrential rain) on a November Sunday.
  7. John M

    Gray cotton twill trousers/chinos

    Sorry to ignore your previous post there. I actually found a pair a little less expensive on eBay so I am going to try them. If they don't work out, I will try the Orvis Ultimate ones. The ratings look mixed for something that is over $100 so I was hesitant to pull the trigger. I likely will buy...
  8. John M

    Gray cotton twill trousers/chinos

    Hmm... you might have found a match for me for the time being. I don't like the fact that it is cotton/stretch mix and would prefer 100% cotton twill like O'Connell's (I don't hate stretch but I have them on some casual pants already) but for something I want to experience with, this may work...
  9. John M

    Gray cotton twill trousers/chinos

    I just wish O'Connell's had a gray non-gab version but oh well. They have every other color so at least there's that.
  10. John M

    Gray cotton twill trousers/chinos

    This seems to be impossible and keep in mind I am not looking for wool or cotton gabardine. I am looking for 100% cotton twill chinos. I almost went the route of having them custom made by Gitman ($180) but now the option for that leads to a 404 page. I see Ralph Lauren has them in a slim fit...
  11. John M

    What’re the best khakis for someone interested in so-called “Ivy style”

    That's why I like to size up with a regular fit than wear something in my size relaxed.
  12. John M

    What’re the best khakis for someone interested in so-called “Ivy style”

    Agreed and often I prefer a relaxed fit however if say (and I need to lose weight) I wear a 36 relaxed, I would size up and go with a 38 classic fit or straight fit.
  13. John M

    What’re the best khakis for someone interested in so-called “Ivy style”

    After they were tailored, how are they for you?
  14. John M

    What’re the best khakis for someone interested in so-called “Ivy style”

    I personally prefer the hook and eye closure (and I may have mentioned that before) so I would rather pay $10 more for that ($135 vs. $125 for JD) with O'Connell's vs. JD. I am curious though and this is to @fred johnson... How was the hemming on the pants you ordered from JD? If you didn't...
  15. John M

    What’re the best khakis for someone interested in so-called “Ivy style”

    Yeah, they are now a hard pass for me. I was willing to possibly give them another chance but I will stick with O'Connell's and ONLY O'Connell's going forward. Also, JD only has plain old beige light khaki. They used to have other colors going back.
  16. John M

    What’re the best khakis for someone interested in so-called “Ivy style”

    How are the new Jack Donnelly pants? I ordered them back when they were made in Georgia and I believe they are now made in Texas? @yoshi1995 - I am going to second @David J. Cooper's recommendation for Cordings if you want to support British manufacturing and I am the same way with my "American...
  17. John M

    Merino Wool Shirts?

    Are they worth going all out for? Should I just stick to basic t-shirts to wear under my button downs?
  18. John M

    Recently Watched & Favorite Movies: Personal Reviews & More

    So I recently re-watched two movies. The first is a cheap Charles Bronson action flick called Murphy's Law. It's not great but it could certainly be worse. My late grandmother LOVED Charles Bronson, so I guess that's where some of my appreciation of him comes from. The second is an 80s comedy...
  19. John M

    Nice jeans. What brands would you recommend?

    I am now a khakis/trousers person but for jeans, I either would go for Diamond Gusset or All American Clothing.
  20. John M

    Original list price of the 1982 Trad Brooks Brothers Oxford Cloth Shirt?

    Hmm... I don't see 100% cotton trousers in there but just a poly/cotton poplin. What would a pair of casual trousers run back in the 80s?