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post #7726 of 16343
I wouldn't go as far as Ed in dismissing the chinos, Stitchy, but he's on point with the monochrome-below-the-waist approach. I think I'd even accept the matching belt if your shoes were darker. It has a military-inspired flavor that I kinda like.
post #7727 of 16343
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I'm not a fan of "fun" belts but something darker than the pants, forget the match your belt to your shoes stuff. Also, the pants really are not meant to be dressed up, or at least dressed the way you are here. I think those are meant more for tees, casual shirts, sneakers/boots kinda thing.

I agree with the colour comments. But a mid blue/navy gingham button-down shirt (casual) and tan suede brogues (casual) are not casual enough for chino's (casual)? I don't think I get that.
post #7728 of 16343
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

I agree with the colour comments. But a mid blue/navy gingham button-down shirt (casual) and tan suede brogues (casual) are not casual enough for chino's (casual)? I don't think I get that.

imo, the problem is the colour of the shoes, which is sand and not tan. tan would give a little contrast. the light crepe sole doesn't help either. typical bad buy, anyway. they can be dyed to a darker tone. learning curve...
post #7729 of 16343
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

I agree with the colour comments. But a mid blue/navy gingham button-down shirt (casual) and tan suede brogues (casual) are not casual enough for chino's (casual)? I don't think I get that.

I could be mistaken but I think I know which pants those are and the stitching/fabric/cut is very casual, as in wear with flip flops/t shirt casual. I could be wrong though.
post #7730 of 16343
If the pants fit better and didn't match the belt and shoes for color, I think he'd look good. The fabric and whatnot aren't the problem with the pants, it's that they're cut so relaxed they look schlub-ish.
post #7731 of 16343
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I wouldn't go as far as Ed in dismissing the chinos, Stitchy, but he's on point with the monochrome-below-the-waist approach. I think I'd even accept the matching belt if your shoes were darker. It has a military-inspired flavor that I kinda like.

i do like the belt, but i think i must accept its no dice for these shoes. im looking for another. the other belts i have for casual wear (mostly lucky brand) might inspire vomiting. on second thought, i may give them a try.

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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

I agree with the colour comments. But a mid blue/navy gingham button-down shirt (casual) and tan suede brogues (casual) are not casual enough for chino's (casual)? I don't think I get that.

this is what i thought also when i got dressed. frown.gifconfused.gif
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I could be mistaken but I think I know which pants those are and the stitching/fabric/cut is very casual, as in wear with flip flops/t shirt casual. I could be wrong though.

99.9% sure (cant take of my pants and check the label this moment) its these.

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/pantsbyfit/classic/PRDOVR~11251/11251.jsp

i tend to agree with NOBD, but it would make me happy if you were on board too. smile.gif
post #7732 of 16343
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

If the pants fit better and didn't match the belt and shoes for color, I think he'd look good. The fabric and whatnot aren't the problem with the pants, it's that they're cut so relaxed they look schlub-ish.

they actually fit well, as in, the next size was too small.

i wonder why they look so "schlub-ish." they describe the cut as:

"Sits on hips, slim through hip and thigh, with a narrow leg."
post #7733 of 16343

I feel like once you get them hemmed, and you take your hands out of your pockets, they'll fit fine. 

post #7734 of 16343
They don't look slim or fitted. The thigh appears very full. FWIW, J. Crew pants never work out for me either. It's also entirely likely that they fit just fine and photo isn't doing justice.
post #7735 of 16343
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Originally Posted by Liam O View Post

I feel like once you get them hemmed, and you take your hands out of your pockets, they'll fit fine. 

i just had them hemmed ffffuuuu.gif
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

They don't look slim or fitted. The thigh appears very full. FWIW, J. Crew pants never work out for me either. It's also entirely likely that they fit just fine and photo isn't doing justice.

the wool dress pants i got from them are fitted fantastic.

i agree though, i would like these to be slimmer. but i was at the outlet and they were on sale, so i grabbed 3 for summer wear. now i feel like im married to them at least for this summer. they will prove useful though while im on vacation in the mountains. roomy pants are good for hiking and other such fun manly activities.
post #7736 of 16343
I don't trust J. Crew Outlet. I know their clothing is its own label, but I'm also convinced the cuts are their own as well. I found the outlet Urban Slim cut to be much fuller than the normal Urban Slim cut. tinfoilhat.gif
post #7737 of 16343
i didnt know the clothes there were a different label? i thought it was overstock and what not from the main stores?
post #7738 of 16343
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i didnt know the clothes there were a different label? i thought it was overstock and what not from the main stores?

Negative. They have their outlet line designed and manufactured separately.

And to Bateman's point, the fit/materials/quality is definitely different (for the worse) from the main store's items.
post #7739 of 16343
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I could be mistaken but I think I know which pants those are and the stitching/fabric/cut is very casual, as in wear with flip flops/t shirt casual. I could be wrong though.

Okay. Thanks, Ed. I don't know the pants. I thought they were regular chino's, not 'extra casual'. I see your point now.

I think Stitches is moving in the right direction though. The first fit I remember from him in this thread was like he just came home from the office and took his jacket and tie off, if you know what I mean.
post #7740 of 16343
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Negative. They have their outlet line designed and manufactured separately.
And to Bateman's point, the fit/materials/quality is definitely different (for the worse) from the main store's items.

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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Okay. Thanks, Ed. I don't know the pants. I thought they were regular chino's, not 'extra casual'. I see your point now.
I think Stitches is moving in the right direction though. The first fit I remember from him in this thread was like he just came home from the office and took his jacket and tie off, if you know what I mean.

thanks fro noticing NOBD, and yeah, that sums up my first post here quite well. lol.
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