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wearing chinos casually?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hey

Just wondering how to wear my chinos casually in a high school/everyday environment. I'm usually a polo/shirt&sweater + jeans kind of guy, but i'm looking to change it up a bit in the pants department. The problem is, it looks awkardly-not-quite-dressed-up-nor-casual when I pull on my chinos and polo (untucked). Ideas? Input?

Thanks.
post #2 of 20
Slimmer fit chinos/khakis usually look a little more casual.
post #3 of 20
Polo + khakis don't look award at all
post #4 of 20

I lifted this from thesartorialist.com. I dunno what it is, but I love this look. He's got it going on.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by seen
Polo + khakis don't look award at all

If I were 5 or 2 years older, I wouldn't be thinking that. But I'm only 17, and still stuck in highschool. When most kids are wearing t-shirt + jeans or gym clothes, I'd look pretty out of place.

By the way, most of my polos are classic fit Polo - they fit, but aren't exactly "slim." So unless I wear my (fewer) "fitted" ones, slimfit chinos will look out of place.

Oh, and Renault - the picture's not working for me.

Thanks again, everyone.
post #6 of 20
How ro make them work in high school? Avoid pleats and don't iron them.
post #7 of 20
Well polos and khakis is only a small step up from tees and jeans, it's no big deal. I mean it's not like one day you just decide to go to school in suits.

Speaking of which, there was a kid in SF a few months ago who liked to wear suits to school. That was weird.
post #8 of 20
No pleats is really the key. It also helps if they're pretty broken in.
post #9 of 20
No pleats, no creases, no cuffs. Don't even fold them, just go from the dryer to a pile on the floor. J Crew and several other places sell khakis that are pre-beat to shit that would work well. There's more than one way to wear khakis and a polo.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by seen
Well polos and khakis is only a small step up from tees and jeans, it's no big deal. I mean it's not like one day you just decide to go to school in suits.

Speaking of which, there was a kid in SF a few months ago who liked to wear suits to school. That was weird.
What ever happened to that guy, anyway?
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by j
What ever happened to that guy, anyway?

The football team won't let him get back out of his locker (kidding, kidding...).
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by JBZ
The football team won't let him get back out of his locker (kidding, kidding...).
As I recall he was six something 250+...
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
As I recall he was six something 250+...

Could very well be a lot of fat. Doesn't matter. At high school, I was 6' 265 or so... lots of fat... but I'll be damned if my one or two punches/kicks did as much as 10 of theirs.

P.S. There's a Facebook group about people wearing suits to class...
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
As I recall he was six something 250+...

Then perhaps he's busy keeping the football team in their lockers.
post #15 of 20
250+??
I remembered him being skinny, and wore suits that were too baggy.

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Originally Posted by aspriel
P.S. There's a Facebook group about people wearing suits to class...

Facebook is for university students, though. In a business program, it's pretty normal to see people in suits. This kid was wearing suits to school as a junior in highschool.
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