Originally Posted by Digmenow
I disagree with the discussion of Ace's cords. You have to look at his casual wardrobe as a whole. Almost everything he has is slim fitting, often to the extreme. Sometimes, ya just want to wear your ice cream eating pants.
While I agree with the sentiment I still think they are bad. The shape of the pant looks boot-cut at best and bell-bottom wannabe at worst. He doesn't need to have them tapered into skinny jeans, but I think he would benefit from the polish and symmetry of a relaxed straight leg.
I also do not like the rise on them. It appears elongated and this makes his hips look bell-shaped. Not only is this not flattering, but it exaggerates the flare below the knee.
Now, if Ace wants a pair of boot-cuts then power to him. However, one should never wear boot-cut pants with anything other than boots, IMO. Especially not the brogues he is wearing in the pic. The shoe selection is not only at odds with the pants, but also with the whole "casual" vibe he is trying to communicate.