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post #16 of 28

I would still suggest a different color like navy or grey so you can pair them better with your shirts anytime. Black pants I think I only wore when I had a funeral to attend to.

post #17 of 28
Black dress pants = hospitality staff. Avoid.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by benny View Post

I would still suggest a different color like navy or grey so you can pair them better with your shirts anytime. Black pants I think I only wore when I had a funeral to attend to.
Be careful with the navy odd pants as well. Some say these are not allowed either, though I think it has a lot to do with how difficult they are to pair with an odd jacket. If you don't plan on wearing them with a jacket, then you can probably get away with it.
post #19 of 28
I've never subscribed to this view point myself.

Whilst black trousers are a nightmare to pair with anything for the daytime, blue/navy trousers work very well.

I think they work with patterned shirts in very pale blue as well as pinks, greys and tans.

In the summer, blue trousers with a white linen jacket and patterned pale blue shirt, topped off with pink square and brown shoes/belt, is a staple fit of mine.
Edited by Jermyn - 10/12/12 at 7:52am
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jermyn View Post

I've never ascribed to this view point myself.
Whilst black trousers are a nightmare to pair with anything for the daytime, blue/navy trousers work very well.
I think they work with patterned shirts in very pale blue as well as pinks, greys and tans.
In the summer, blue trousers with a white linen jacket and patterned pale blue shirt, topped off with pink square and brown shoes/belt, is a staple fit of mine.

SUBscribe, not Ascribe! Sorry, pet peeve.

Anyway, if you're going to wear navy odd trousers, make sure they have plenty of texture so as not to appear orphaned suit pants.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Be careful with the navy odd pants as well. Some say these are not allowed either, though I think it has a lot to do with how difficult they are to pair with an odd jacket. If you don't plan on wearing them with a jacket, then you can probably get away with it.

disagree, navy trousers are very versatile. They go great with browns and brownish tweeds. Example

Navy wool trousers
white shirt with small blue check
brown herringbone sportcoat
mid brown loafers
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Originally Posted by Jermyn View Post

I've never ascribed to this view point myself.
Whilst black trousers are a nightmare to pair with anything for the daytime, blue/navy trousers work very well.
I think they work with patterned shirts in very pale blue as well as pinks, greys and tans.
In the summer, blue trousers with a white linen jacket and patterned pale blue shirt, topped off with pink square and brown shoes/belt, is a staple fit of mine.

+1
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post


disagree, navy trousers are very versatile. They go great with browns and brownish tweeds. Example
Navy wool trousers
white shirt with small blue check
brown herringbone sportcoat
mid brown loafers
+1

I'm not saying I completely understand the rule, but I am just pointing out that it exists.

post #23 of 28
I'm also of the opinion of dislike for black dress pants, but that's just me. I also do not subscribe to the notion of wearing a tie without a jacket (or worse yet, blue jeans, with a plaid shirt and a tie).
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

For more than one reason. The last dudes to rock that combo had, erm, slightly more than a bad reputation... uhoh.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Clearly they wanted their shirts to be in the color of excrement since their heads were full of it.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

SUBscribe, not Ascribe! Sorry, pet peeve.

FTFY fistbump.gif

You're right about the texture by the way.
Everybody owns a pair of blue, odd trousers; that go with everything - jeans.
Other types of cotton, twills for example, also work well as does linen.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jermyn View Post

Everybody owns a pair of blue, odd trousers; that go with everything - jeans.

Not to sidetrack thread, but....I don't own any jeans peepwall[1].gif
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

You could wear literally any colour shirt and tie. Black is called black for a reason.

David Mamet wants his line back.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post

David Mamet wants his line back.


I love the dialogue in that movie so much. +1 for getting the reference.
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