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alternative to denim?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
i need some new pants. i'm working with a relative to get a small food business going so i can't dress up. all i have are dress pants and 2 pairs of jeans. i've never really liked jeans, though, so i want to buy some pants that i won't mind getting dirty, but that are not jeans and aren't chinos or khakis. any ideas? i'll be wearing them with polo and short-sleeved button front shirts.
post #2 of 18
Aside from jeans,chinos, and khakis, you are stuck with the following: knickerbockers, The Utilikilt, "M.C. Hammer" pants, adult diapers, clothing made from Duct Tape, and tights or leggings. Thats it.
post #3 of 18
Cordoroy. You can get them cut like regular trousers (very trad), or cut like jeans (can actually come off as a pretty cool look). Not great for the summer months, though.
post #4 of 18
Some people like cargoes. Not me though.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
tokyo, how about lederhosen? i did consider cargo pants but i'll be turning 30 this year and i don't want to go backward in my clothing style. i can't think of anything.
post #6 of 18
The only things I can think of are those checked or striped pants that chefs wear, and Carhartt-style non-jean colored canvas pants or painters' pants.
post #7 of 18
bordering on khakis, i have some cotton pants in a jeans cut (front and back pocket style), i quite like them. A notch more casual than the sort of pleated dressier khakis id wear to work...
post #8 of 18
Brown denim
post #9 of 18
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Brown denim
Expensive though at 60 000 yen...
post #10 of 18
Moleskin for the winter months although you probably don't have too many of those in LA... dan
post #11 of 18
I was thinking chocolate brown, but I also like like T4's suggestion.
post #12 of 18
Yea, brown denim or corduroy. A lot of popular denim companies make cords (Sevens comes to mind first) and they are usually on sale because no one ever really buys them.
post #13 of 18
Corduroy is very un-summer though. Not just in terms of comfort but also aesthetically. Can one of you guys show me a pair of summer-appropriate cords?
post #14 of 18
summer cords are tough. summer moleskin does not exist. For summer, try chinos (in non-khaki colours, like dark brown or green if you must), tropical wool, and beige seersucker. in the winter, cords, flannels, and moleskin are your best non-jean bet. -boston
post #15 of 18
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Corduroy is very un-summer though. Not just in terms of comfort but also aesthetically. Can one of you guys show me a pair of summer-appropriate cords?
Thin-wale cords are a nice summer look, especially when in appropriate colors/tones. I found some at Ferragamo a few years back in lime.
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