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post #10426 of 13589

I'm going to offer today's fit as an example of when gray trousers would not have added anything to this. I believe that the trousers I selected are not only just as good as gray, but actively better. Gray would have offered contrast, but no tonal similarity to tie the colors together. Take it or leave it, but that's just my suggestion. Apologies if no one cares about this discussion anymore. :)

 


 

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post #10427 of 13589
Just saying, but I would have worn grey with that. I think you are overthinking the tonal similarity thing--the blue shirt (nice shirt, btw) doesn't have any tonal similarity either, but it works well.
post #10428 of 13589
Thread Starter 
would look better with gray, not enough contrast as-is
post #10429 of 13589
Gray would help it look a little less Andy Bernard, if that's a goal.
post #10430 of 13589
plus one to gray love.
post #10431 of 13589

You are all wrong!!! WRONG!!!

 

Srsly though, thanks for the feedback. I will say this though, whether you think gray would look better or not, can we at least concede that these trousers are not wrong?

post #10432 of 13589
Thread Starter 
definitely not wrong, and I wear that shade with brown jackets, but with darker jackets and/or jackets with a larger, more distinct pattern.
post #10433 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

You are all wrong!!! WRONG!!!

 

Srsly though, thanks for the feedback. I will say this though, whether you think gray would look better or not, can we at least concede that these trousers are not wrong?

 

The argument isn't as much about pants that aren't gray as it is about pants that are darker than the jacket.

post #10434 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

definitely not wrong, and I wear that shade with brown jackets, but with darker jackets and/or jackets with a larger, more distinct pattern.

 

Curious, why the preference for jackets with larger patterns with trousers like these? What does pattern have to do with trouser color?

post #10435 of 13589
Thread Starter 
A larger, more distinct pattern would contrast more with the pants. You need that contrast because the tones are similar. With gray, you have two distinct tones, so the jacket pattern matters less.
post #10436 of 13589
CM, the main problem with the pants is the pants themselves. They're either chinos which don't work with that jacket, or their worsted in a color that makes them look like chinos. IMO, there's sufficient contrast, but that's not enough to make the combination desirable.
post #10437 of 13589
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

CM, the main problem with the pants is the pants themselves. They're either chinos which don't work with that jacket, or their worsted in a color that makes them look like chinos. IMO, there's sufficient contrast, but that's not enough to make the combination desirable.

 

The trousers are wool. I don't know if it's the effect of the photograph, but these don't look like chinos at all to me. They may be in a color that is common to chinos, but the texture is not at all that. But I even kind of disagree that they are in a chino color. They are not khaki, but rather a light beige, if that helps. I agree with you that it has enough contrast for me, though.

 

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

A larger, more distinct pattern would contrast more with the pants. You need that contrast because the tones are similar. With gray, you have two distinct tones, so the jacket pattern matters less.

 

So it's not so much the pattern itself, but the contrasting effect it has.

post #10438 of 13589
Thread Starter 
I'm not that into tan wool as odd pants (love it as a suit). Gab is the exception. Otherwise, a solid cotton drill makes excellent khakis for odd jackets. Or else moleskin or some brushed cotton.
post #10439 of 13589
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(love it as a suit)

 

Me too.

post #10440 of 13589
I like tan/beige/brown wool trou. Underrated around here. Cavalry twill's a classic.

Agree with Manton on his assessment of this particular pairing.
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