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post #121 of 772
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

5. Trousers worn with jackets should be pleated.
6. Pleated trousers should be double-pleated.
 

 

On #5, I generally agree but my moleskins / bedford cords etc. are all unpleated.

 

On #6, my rule is the opposite - nothing but single forwards.

post #122 of 772
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I actually like black, wingtip gunboats with khakis confused.gif
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

oh man.
gunboats sure, but black???? with khaki???

What about black gunboat with natural sole edging paired with white slim fit casual pants, slim fit shirt?
post #123 of 772
Thread Starter 
black and khaki are just oysters and peanut butter.

I mean, what's next, is someone going to praise black with seersucker??
post #124 of 772
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post


What about black gunboat with natural sole edging paired with white slim fit casual pants, slim fit shirt?

 

Still awful

post #125 of 772
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

I love the austere minimalism of white shirt, slim black tie, white square. Looks great with navy and gray suits.

+1, this is a great look.
post #126 of 772
I stand the opposite with pleats- I don't need clothing that disagrees with my body type.
post #127 of 772
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

I stand the opposite with pleats- I don't need clothing that disagrees with my body type.

How can pleats disagree with your body type? Everybody needs to bend at the hips, no matter how large or small. Look down at your lap next time you sit down in flat front pants. It's atrocious.

Also, they help pants drape better and are visually pleasing. The added lines break up the expanse of cloth across your pelvis and emphasize vertical length.
post #128 of 772
Thread Starter 
I got one pair of non-pleated pants recently, first in decades, certainly since HS. They are, for lack of better terms, "sexier" and more youthful looking but in every other respect they are inferior.
post #129 of 772

^ Again, I broadly agree - but are you guys really getting moleskins and cords with pleats?

post #130 of 772
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

^ Again, I broadly agree - but are you guys really getting moleskins and cords with pleats?

You raise a good point. More casual pants made of thicker cloth can be flat front--but I would have them pleated if possible.
post #131 of 772
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I got one pair of non-pleated pants recently, first in decades, certainly since HS. They are, for lack of better terms, "sexier" and more youthful looking but in every other respect they are inferior.

You might say they put the Man in Manton.
post #132 of 772
Thread Starter 
ambrosi had no problem making me moleskins and cords with pleats
post #133 of 772
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

ambrosi had no problem making me moleskins and cords with pleats

Yes, but did he deliver them to you after?
post #134 of 772
Thread Starter 
yes, this was before all the troubles
post #135 of 772
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Also, they help pants drape better and are visually pleasing. The added lines break up the expanse of cloth across your pelvis and emphasize vertical length.

I don't disagree with the idea that pleated pants are functionally better, but the aesthetic aspect is entirely subjective. This comes from someone who entirely supports pleats.

Because of the somewhat recent talk on here about pleats, I decided to conduct an experiment. I had two pairs of pants made with the same cloth to the exact same specifications. The only difference is one pair is flat front and the other is pleated (single, forward pleats to be specific). I just received them (benefit of not using Ambrosi). If I remember, I'll try to start a thread with pics of both to let people see what they prefer on me from an aesthetic perspective.
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