Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
It's hard to say that those chinos look crappy without actually seeing how they fit.
If you took a cross-section of chino-wearing men, how many of them would be wearing pants that fit properly? I just sort of assumed that they wouldn't fit.
Plus, nine times out of ten, a jacket looks better with wool pants.
Btw, if you want to see some really stunning combinations, take a look at the big glossy photo book Dormeuil distributes with its fabric books. There are some truely outstanding combos in there, although you'd have to be pretty sure of yourself to wear some of them.
There's one photo of a man in a charcoal with orange windowpane jacket and matching orange velvet pants. It's obviously a novelty piece but it looks pretty damned good. My tailor is actually doing it up for a client from NYC. There are several other ensembles that are much more conservative and wearable on a daily basis but that still have a lot of kick to them.