I have returned navy BR Martin trousers because I could not stand the fit from the side. However I have ordered them in size down to see if the fit is better and also navy Jacksons in size 12 to compare the fit. Sized down Martins were on the snug side for my liking BUT still had that weird bagging on the side which I could not stand. I think this particular style is just not cut for may body because I have other Martin pants without this bagging issue. So back they go.
Jackson fit was better but on the snug side as well but size up would be too big . I am returning them as well and this is the end of my hunt for navy trousers for now.
However I have spotted an electric blue pair of flannel Martins on BR website and decided to order them just for fun. The came and this post is a result of this.
Size up is a perfect fit (as much as I can find a perfect fit in pants) with just enough level of slouch and fluid fit I like but without being baggy. The weight is a bit heavier that navy pants so they would be warmer for winter. It is 99% wool and 1% spandex.
So the question is: is it a crazy idea to add such bright blue trousers for my winter wardrobe (not even mentioning that it would be pants #8 in my cool weather wardrobe!)
I like the trouser leg but it is SO not practical for our winters! If I keep them I would taper them.

So I need YLF wisdom to set me straight that keeping these bright trousers is the most insane idea. I did try them with some stuff from my wardrobe and they kind of work with navy, black and winter white for sure and maybe with other colors as well ...but maybe I am kidding myself. I think I will post these tryouts separately as well...

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