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Fit check for (lack of) break on chinos

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I posted over in quick questions a few days ago, but got no responses (is there a fit check thread of which I'm unaware?).

 

Quoting the original post:

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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

I just picked up some of the new F/W season PRL chinos, and I'm wondering if I could wear them with dressy shoes, considering the (lack of) break, and their casual look.

 

So:

1. Are they too short in the back?

2. If they're too short, could I wear them cuffed for more of a SW&D look, or should I avoid that?

3. (a) Are they simply too casual for these shoes?

 (b) If yes to (a), how about these same monks in snuff suede? (I just ordered that pair on Thursday) 

4. Does this color of shoes work with the color of these chinos (even if not the material)? I've been somewhat at a loss for picking pants to wear with these monks.

 

I love the fit in the waist/seat and through the legs of the chinos, and they look disgustingly good with boots, but I'm iffy on coupling them with the monks (or any similar low shoe). What do you boys think?

Navy chinos:

 

 

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Khaki chinos:

 

 

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Also, I decided to give the khaki chinos a shot with the monks today, and they came out like this:

 

 

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Thoughts?

post #2 of 10
Hey diglett,

You're pushing the boundaries with such a minimal/non break, but IMO you're in the clear. As for the cuff - it looks like you're reaching for too much of a good thing. I wouldn't, but that's me. Why not wear them cuffed for a day, and see how you feel?

Nice shoes, where are they from?
post #3 of 10

They look like Carmina...
 

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

Hey diglett,
You're pushing the boundaries with such a minimal/non break, but IMO you're in the clear. As for the cuff - it looks like you're reaching for too much of a good thing. I wouldn't, but that's me. Why not wear them cuffed for a day, and see how you feel?
Nice shoes, where are they from?

Thanks for the response! I agree with you on all counts (cuffed not being great, and uncuffed being just barely long enough), although I might take you up on that suggestion to wear them cuffed once to try it out. As for the shoes, like jischwar, they're Carmina via Epaulet, available here: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1311/Salinger-Double-Monk-Caramel/Detail

post #5 of 10
"What you actually look like"

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

"What you actually look like"

Sooo, I'll take that as a no on the cuffs.

post #7 of 10
They're just way too short.
I'm surprised others haven't chimed in.
post #8 of 10
the bottom pic is at the very very very limit of being acceptable imho. The top pic is just bad. In reality though, they are just too short.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

the bottom pic is at the very very very limit of being acceptable imho. The top pic is just bad. In reality though, they are just too short.
+1. The pants are too short, even uncuffed.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input, guys. I was on the fence about these for a while, but then I washed/dried the navy pair, and they shrank a decent bit; now they're laughably, undeniably short. I'm going to keep them around for wearing with boots (as they're now the perfect length for that), but won't ever again be pairing them with low shoes.

 

Cheers!

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