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post #10366 of 13589
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ivar, the gray looks infinitely better than the blue in that comparison. is that the point you were trying to make?

+1.
post #10367 of 13589
I actually agree--I think the grey works better. The blue looks... I don't know, too bright some how? It certainly competes with the jacket too much IMO.
post #10368 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Lol I was just messing with you. I hate nothing! Nothing! Besides, I told you I was a contrarian.

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I actually agree--I think the grey works better. The blue looks... I don't know, too bright some how? It certainly competes with the jacket too much IMO.

very distracting, and not nearly as pleasing to the eye as the gray version.
post #10369 of 13589
I like both the gray and the blue. So there.
post #10370 of 13589

I like both too, but I like the blue more.

post #10371 of 13589
It seems my last post didn't win everyone over, so here are a few more Photoshop jobs, this time using brown pants. I begun by skimming through Trini's "Best of ..." thread, and a theme quickly materialized: just as common wisdom holds, the prime candidates for brown pants (or, I suppose, pants in blue or navy) are sports coats in all shades of gray (another contentious issue -- let's not go there). I also found that some coats in light and mid shades of earth colors can look a bit odd when paired with mid-gray pants.

The first picture shows one such coat. I don't know about you, but to my eye, the original pants (to the right) sit too closely in tone to the sports coat. Maybe a slightly darker shade of gray would improve things, but in any case, the brown pants make, I think, a lovely match. I'm a sucker for this kind of fuddy-duddy grandpa look.



Next, we have a case of gray on gray, which is a well-known trouble area. Here, in addition to changing the color of the pants, I also darkened the tie to make it harmonize with the other garments. Alas, there was nothing I could do about the Windsor knot. tongue.gif (Original photo on the right.)



FInally, I have assembled four real outfits that I think showcase situations where colored pants work better than the gray staples. The first one illustrates what I wrote above about earth tones (in this case, beige) sometimes being a hard match with gray; the second illustrates how vivid blue pants can enliven an outfit (but gray would obviously work here, too); the third shows the power of anchoring an outfit with dark pants; the fourth (our own NOBD) is, again, an example of pepping up an outfit by injecting a bit of (tasteful) color.



post #10372 of 13589
You do realize no one's arguing against coloured pants, especially browns, tans, etc.

It's blue pants specifically that are in question.
post #10373 of 13589
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

The only good kind of checked shirts is the country checked kind. Micro checks are the worsted tweed of shirting.

 

I have come to find that they work well with sweaters, but don't really work well with jackets.

post #10374 of 13589
TRINI pretty much said what I wanted to say.

Also, the only cases in which I did not like the light gray pants as much as the counterpart in those examples was when the jacket itself was also a lighter gray and was too similar and shade to the light gray pants.

And in many of those cases while blue may not of been bad, a darker gray or something in the brown family would I think be equally as good or possibly better.
post #10375 of 13589
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

a darker gray or something in the brown family would I think be equally as good or possibly better.

 

How do we end this impasse of opinions???

post #10376 of 13589
Lol, its Styfo dood. It is impossible to make it past this impasse.

Also, let it be noted that I personally do not hate navy pants. I do though prefer them to be non worsted. And still, it is difficult in my opinion to find examples where they are truly the best option. I have seen some examples with the light gray jacket, which also would be technically a no go ITT, but I think we're quite good. Malford had an excellent one iirc.
post #10377 of 13589

Yeah, the issue has kind of been confused too. Are we saying that gray trouser aren't that great, or that navy trousers are better? Daggum. All I know is that I have three pairs of gray trousers and I rarely wear them.

post #10378 of 13589
Lolz. It's late, who the hell knows that we are talking about anymore.
post #10379 of 13589

Shite, I'm only up because I have been watching the UofL/Rutgers game. What's your excuse?

post #10380 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Yeah, the issue has kind of been confused too. Are we saying that gray trouser aren't that great, or that navy trousers are better? Daggum. All I know is that I have three pairs of gray trousers and I rarely wear them.

But do you have/can wear the light grey flannels like those in Foo's pic in my last post? I'll admit, I haven't liked your efforts in this thread. If you have light grey flannel, try em with some odd jackets and see what the feedback is. Worth the experiment I think.
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