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Advice on breeks

post #1 of 10
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I really like this style from Voxsartoria's Weekly, but I need advice? What's it called? What are its do's and don'ts. Where is it appropriate? Are these VINTAGE TWEED BREEKS or are there modern pieces produced? Would people here consider this interesting or just a joke? Thanks
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post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by PTWilliams View Post
I really like this style from Voxsartoria's Weekly, but I need advice? What's it called? What are its do's and don'ts. Where is it appropriate? Are these VINTAGE TWEED BREEKS or are there modern pieces produced? Would people here consider this interesting or just a joke? Thanks

Breeks are useful for walking through bushes and dense vegetation as they are much less likely to get caught than ordinary cuffed trousers. Bounding about in these today in an urban environment is silly and makes you look like a twat. Don't do that. If you have an actual use, ie you spend time walking in the country, by all means get them. They are still produced today most easily obtained from British hunting equipment shops. Bookster and one or two others will do them MTM.
post #3 of 10
I won't weigh in on whether or not this is a good idea, but:
http://www.cordings.co.uk/plus-twos-house-check.html
post #4 of 10
Those capri pants in the OP are apparently apropos stalking stiletto heeled pumps 'midst the rugged gorse and hanging boughs of a footwear fetish emporium, apparently considered a tweedish sporting pursuit amongst urban Byronic johnnies.

Manly men are more inclined to > www.spencers-trousers.com
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Originally Posted by larsrindsig View Post
Breeks are useful for walking through bushes and dense vegetation as they are much less likely to get caught than ordinary cuffed trousers. Bounding about in these today in an urban environment is silly and makes you look like a twat. Don't do that. If you have an actual use, ie you spend time walking in the country, by all means get them. They are still produced today most easily obtained from British hunting equipment shops. Bookster and one or two others will do them MTM.

Is there a real difference between breeks and plus X's? I've heard something that looks like these are decent pants for cycling, practically at least.
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Is there a real difference between breeks and plus X's? I've heard something that looks like these are decent pants for cycling, practically at least.

Breeks, breeches, britches, and Knickerbockers (to the Americans, typically baggier) are all the same. Plus-twos and plus-fours describe the length below the knee.
post #7 of 10
I'm not sure I've seen any off the golf course. A buddy of mine does have a pair of cargo pant-style plus 4s that he likes for casual wear (to be honest, I don't usually notice my friends' sartorial choices, but a pair of pants ending at the shin does tend to catch the eye), but (1) he's English and (2) he's a big cyclist, so I think that explains that. Also, here in southern California we can use the space in our wardrobes that most people dedicate to winter wear to calibrate our warm weather gear--athletic shorts, board shorts, cotton shorts, long shorts, linen pants, etc. I guess the plus-2s and 4s are a logical extension of that line of thinking.
post #8 of 10
I would consider it a joke.
post #9 of 10
Those are capri pants. You're teetering wearing something like that.
post #10 of 10
Czech out Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. Three hours of breeks pr0n galore. Ruined me for office pants.

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