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post #31 of 53
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post


What is "traditional men's clothes"? US, UK, Europe? I live in China, and I'm sure some other SF members live in China as well. And 'traditional men's clothes' here are going to be completely different to elsewhere in the world. Black trousers are normel here, and have never been associated with death and funerals AFAIK.

This is the MC forum, "Men's Clothes", which to me means exactly that, it doesn't specify that we must have traditional styles. Perhaps SF should start a specialised subforum where 'traditional men's clothes' can be discussed, we've already got SW&D. Ask Andy About Clothes(AAAC) has a dedicated subforum called "Andy's Trad Forum" where people can discuss American trad.

You don't have to worry about that. Congratulations.
post #32 of 53
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

It's probably just the SF groupthink at work. Out in the real world I see people wearing black trousers all the time, they look OK to me.

Certain things in the groupthink just become taboo e.g. square toed shoes, polyester, fused suits, black trousers and 'Made in China'. But in the everyday real world these are perfectly normal and are acceptable.

Things like "polyester", "fused suits," and Made in China" are taboo, because they are crap. There are good reasons for such "groupthink."

Lots of crap is "acceptable" to lots of people in the "real world," but popular acceptance of such crap as justification for it being fine does not follow.
post #33 of 53
Lots of crap is "acceptable" to lots of people in the "real world," but popular acceptance of such crap as justification for it being fine does not follow.[/quote]

+1000
post #34 of 53
wearing black pants makes one look like a waiter especially paired with a white shirt lol...
post #35 of 53
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post


From what seen, the above points frequently happen in SF.

Thanks for getting my back.

I do enjoy the diversity of opinions here. including those of the vocal, rigid minority who hate Chinese made anything, polyester, fusible and square toed shoes. You guys made me realize I do have choices, and don't have to waste money making bad ones.

Speaking of groupthink, I'm off to post my first WAYWRN pic. No black pants, either. Wish me luck, heh!
post #36 of 53
I think the main reason is that you can pair gray pants with almost any coat, and black pants with almost none.
post #37 of 53
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Out in the real world I see people wearing black trousers all the time, they look OK to me.

Certain things in the groupthink just become taboo e.g. square toed shoes, polyester, fused suits, black trousers and 'Made in China'. But in the everyday real world these are perfectly normal and are acceptable.
How much do you tip them?
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Originally Posted by samsnee View Post

So I usually do a slim black trouser/patterned shirt/knit tie combo, and works reasonably well.
Black trousers, STRIKE 1.
Tie with no jacket, STRIKE 2.
You do coke, you wear clothes, STRIKE 3. YOU'RE OUTTA HERE
post #38 of 53
Black trousers and even (gasp!) black suits are fine, even stylish, at night. During the day, I usually wear charcoal gray as the alternative. It looks better in daylight and makes for easier pairings with other garments. I do wear black cords during the day.
post #39 of 53
Black trousers are ok if you're young and trendy ...

The same rule applies to a skinny tie with a white shirt...

A black suit without a tie can look when you go to a party or a cocktail bar..
post #40 of 53
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Black trousers are ok if you're young and trendy ...

The same rule applies to a skinny tie with a white shirt...

A black suit without a tie can look when you go to a party or a cocktail bar..

people will have a hard time distinguishing you from the wait-staff, who are also in black penguin-wear, lol
post #41 of 53

What about Black Trousers with something like the dark brown Marlows, dark brown belt, and a dark colored striped or checkered button-down shirt for fall / winter. I happen to have a skin complexion and dark hair color that looks good with darker colors. 

post #42 of 53
I replied to this thread a long time ago on page 2. I think I have a better answer now. Black is dull and boring. It lacks any depth or richness to the color. In fact, it has no color. The color looks dead and flat. Dark grey, dark brown, and dark navy can all look close to black while still maintaining some depth and richness.
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I replied to this thread a long time ago on page 2. I think I have a better answer now. Black is dull and boring. It lacks any depth or richness to the color. In fact, it has no color. The color looks dead and flat. Dark grey, dark brown, and dark navy can all look close to black while still maintaining some depth and richness.

What about with a mid gray or dark gray sportcoat?
post #44 of 53
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

What about with a mid gray or dark gray sportcoat?

What about it? They're not black...
post #45 of 53
I'm asking if you think that black trousers can look good with gray jackets.
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