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post #16 of 36
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Ok I get it. I guess I'm that type of guy who would wear something like that.

It seems there is nothing in my wardrobe that would go well with it.
post #17 of 36

There are other colors apart from black - colored pants such as a dark blue twill would be a nice a;ternative to the black or grey pants.

post #18 of 36
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Originally Posted by manord View Post

I wear khakis or chinos and button down shirts as my reliable "semi-formal" wear.

What kind of button downs though? Dress button downs that go under suits or just like works hurts from levis or something?
post #19 of 36
I will often wear an oxford cloth button down shirt with khaki pants, a tie, and a blazer or sweater.
Edited by Quixote - 11/19/12 at 1:09pm
post #20 of 36
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Wearing these kinds of pants with a blazer and polo with boat shoes reminds me of Lacoste ads.

post #21 of 36
Man. SF is in a world of trouble when I am the sartorial guru in a thread.

1) Unless you are a waiter, the only black pants any man owns had better be part of a tuxedo.

2) Anything that is described as "classy" or "dressy" isn't.

3) Khakis are not "semi-formal" under any definition of that notoriously squishy term They are casual wear. The highest they get up the formality food chain is when they are worn with a blue blazer and a tie, commonly known (at least since Manton invented the term) as a California Tuxedo. This is really only suitable (heh) for events that are just above casual, preferably outside and during the day.
post #22 of 36
I agree that black khakis should never be worn unless you are a waiter but khakis and a blazer or sweater are acceptable for certain work environments. Not every job requires a suit, and khakis worn with a tie and blazer can be worn in certain offices, especially if your job observes a casual Friday. Where and when you wear khakis depends where you work and what your style is, in my opinion.
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post #24 of 36
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Man. SF is in a world of trouble when I am the sartorial guru in a thread.
1) Unless you are a waiter, the only black pants any man owns had better be part of a tuxedo.
2) Anything that is described as "classy" or "dressy" isn't.
3) Khakis are not "semi-formal" under any definition of that notoriously squishy term They are casual wear. The highest they get up the formality food chain is when they are worn with a blue blazer and a tie, commonly known (at least since Manton invented the term) as a California Tuxedo. This is really only suitable (heh) for events that are just above casual, preferably outside and during the day.

Hey bounder. Regarding your first point. What about black jeans or faded black jeans? They ok?
post #25 of 36
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Hey bounder. Regarding your first point. What about black jeans or faded black jeans? They ok?

Black jeans are really an SW&D thing. So in the context of this forum, no.

Jeans are barely acceptable in the MC hierarchy. They should be dark blue. Faded/acid washed/distressed is right out.

And, yes, I know, a variety of strange pants are acceptable in MC, including pink pants with little whales embroidered on them. But don't look at me. I don't make the rules. Manton does.
post #26 of 36
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Ok, well what about if you are dressing formal without a jacket? Like the way snooker players dress.

 

A dress shirt, bow tie and a vest.  Would it be ok to wear black twill khakis with it?
 

post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by smileyjax View Post

Ok, well what about if you are dressing formal without a jacket? Like the way snooker players dress.

A dress shirt, bow tie and a vest.  Would it be ok to wear black twill khakis with it?

 

1) Khaki is a colour. It is thus not possible to wear black khaki unless you work in a cole mine.

2) Re-reading Bounder's first post in this thread might be a good idea as might searching for the definitions of formal wear - there is no "formal without a jacket".
post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by manord View Post

I wear khakis or chinos and button down shirts as my reliable "semi-formal" wear.

that is in NO WAY semi-formal.
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by smileyjax View Post

Like the way snooker players dress.

A lot of people here won't appreciate how elegant snooker players really are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37JAQIiUEOE
post #30 of 36
Thread Starter 

I mean something like this on top.  Would it be ok to wear black twill chinos as pants or would formal dress pants be better?

 

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