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post #31 of 67
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Originally Posted by whoopee
Personally I believe gray, especially mottled gray flannel hides dirt better.

But that's unlikely to be marketed as an easy-care item, which is what the type of man who wears black pants often wants.
post #32 of 67
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
But that's unlikely to be marketed as an easy-care item, which is what the type of man who wears black pants often wants.

I find black to be less forgiving than everything but white, since its always shows anything attached to it that isn't black (lint, et al...).

Jon.
post #33 of 67
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Originally Posted by Augusto86
How about black, oversized clothes: I think it's the accessories and accents that really make this outfit *work*.


Is that a picture of you ?
post #34 of 67
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Originally Posted by lakewolf
Is that a picture of you ?

Absolutely. Can't you see how I've taken the lessons of styleFORVM to heart? If one pocket square is good, then clearly five must be much better. Everyone here is obviously a closet gay, so I'm no afraid to show my "pinker" side. And note the showing pink cuff - sartorial precision, my friend.
post #35 of 67
That might be my new avatar
post #36 of 67
A mistake is wearing black shoes with a brown belt or forgetting to zip your fly.

Wearing black pants is a style choice. You don't have to like it, but it's not a mistake.

By the way, I do agree that most of the time it doesn't work, but the outright condemnation by many here is going overboard. I have one pair of black trousers and almost never wear them.
post #37 of 67
i cant even say it. check out waiters, buss boys, mens room attendants, car parkers, casino dealers, limo drivers, etc. etc.

its the most common uniform there is.
post #38 of 67
no '.. is the new black' lines yet?

Wodehouse and Moseley aside, in Europe black is not so unusual. And on attractive blondes with long ponytalis - like the one I saw in the market yesterday - it is often spectacular.
post #39 of 67
I happen to like black pants when paired with the right item, such as a maroon shirt or very fitted charcoal vneck sweater.
post #40 of 67
I think that this is drifting away from the original question. I cannot think that black pants are unstylish by definition. I think that most of us agree that they can look great and that they are practical. The question is rather: why are they so very popular among men? I think that one answer is the one suggested at the beginning of the thread: they are easy to combine without a major risk of making major mistakes and ending up looking silly. I think that on the other hand, this absence of "risk" is what also can make black pants a bit "boring. I tend to like the look of people who wear "unusual" colour combinations, that at a first look may be surprising but that actually look great. Of course, this is a risky game.
post #41 of 67
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Originally Posted by a tailor
i cant even say it. check out waiters, buss boys, mens room attendants, car parkers, casino dealers, limo drivers, etc. etc.

its the most common uniform there is.

for a good reason. it's tried, true, and looks good, bar none.

sd
post #42 of 67
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Originally Posted by Augusto86
Absolutely. Can't you see how I've taken the lessons of styleFORVM to heart? If one pocket square is good, then clearly five must be much better. Everyone here is obviously a closet gay, so I'm no afraid to show my "pinker" side. And note the showing pink cuff - sartorial precision, my friend.

post #43 of 67
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Originally Posted by epa
I think that this is drifting away from the original question. I cannot think that black pants are unstylish by definition. I think that most of us agree that they can look great and that they are practical. The question is rather: why are they so very popular among men? I think that one answer is the one suggested at the beginning of the thread: they are easy to combine without a major risk of making major mistakes and ending up looking silly. I think that on the other hand, this absence of "risk" is what also can make black pants a bit "boring. I tend to like the look of people who wear "unusual" colour combinations, that at a first look may be surprising but that actually look great. Of course, this is a risky game.

You're right, but this is also the reason why I like my black pants or suits, I can put on a bold shirt with them and it looks great, so the risk is not in the pants but in the shirt... shirts that actually make a gray suit look boring or when together with a blue suit look like you should have put a white shirt on instead...

So you have also to distinguish between a baggy pleated black dockers with an XXXL polo shirt and a pair of well tailored bespoke trousers and a bold shirt that fits good... I do have one pair in flanel and another in worsted.
post #44 of 67
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Originally Posted by lakewolf
So you have also to distinguish between a baggy pleated black dockers with an XXXL polo shirt and a pair of well tailored bespoke trousers and a bold shirt that fits good... I do have one pair in flanel and another in worsted.
You have also your odd trousers made bespoke? It that common? That really sounds exclusive to me!
post #45 of 67
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Originally Posted by epa
You have also your odd trousers made bespoke? It that common? That really sounds exclusive to me!

my sister's brother-in-law is a tailor
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