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What pants go with a dark grey pinstripe jacket/blazer?

post #1 of 25
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I have a dark grey pinstripe blazer and the pinstripes are very close to each other. What color and kind of pants can I wear with it..... black pants or jeans only? Or do I have to find pants with the same material/pattern exactly like the jacket? Thanks.

post #2 of 25

Only the trousers that should have came with it. What I mean by that? Such pattern belongs to suits only.

post #3 of 25
Unless you can pass it off as a boating jacket, you're shit out of luck.
post #4 of 25

...the matching dark-grey, pinstripe pants. Anything else will leave you looking like a clown.

post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

...the matching dark-grey, pinstripe pants. Anything else will leave you looking like a clown.

Why I don't participate much in the Menswear forum anymore: Anything that I might say, somebody else has already said....
post #6 of 25
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Why I don't participate much in the Menswear forum anymore: Anything that I might say, somebody else has already said....

and it was a pretty banal question to start of with.
post #7 of 25
I own one myself and its completely useless I'm afraid. If it were charcoal rather than dark grey it could possibly be used casually to jeans.
post #8 of 25

post a picture of it. maybe that'll give someone some crazy ideas.

post #9 of 25

Everybody answered already. You wont be able to match it with any other pants successfully. Try with some dark jeans. It can look OK.

post #10 of 25
Go to a cloth merchant, e.g. Sackville St, London and match the material: Pinstripe or chalk stripes in grey are common so it should be easy. It is comparatively cheap for a tailor to make pants. No one notices slight differences in material match, they are expecting a suit and that's what they will see.

It's a common problem when e.g needing a spare pair of pants for a favoured suit.
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Hacking jacket View Post

Go to a cloth merchant, e.g. Sackville St, London and match the material: Pinstripe or chalk stripes in grey are common so it should be easy. It is comparatively cheap for a tailor to make pants. No one notices slight differences in material match, they are expecting a suit and that's what they will see.

It's a common problem when e.g needing a spare pair of pants for a favoured suit.

This is a very dangerous idea. Even if he could find the exact same pattern/weight/manufacturer, there's a high probability that the fabrics would look quite off. You're working with something organic so inconsistencies are inevitable. And I disagree that the inconsistency will likely be minimal; no tailor worth his salt would say this is a good idea. They'll make multiple pairs when your suit is being made up, but those pants all come from the same lengths as to avoid inconsistencies in color, weave, etc.

Secondly, I find it very hard to believe he'll find the exact same cloth with minimal effort. And, since he likely has no clues to start from, he'll be going by his eye only. This adds a further layer of danger, as he, with all due respect to the OP, likely has no idea what the hell he's doing.

Sell or donate the jacket. Learn for next time.
post #12 of 25
It depends how many cloth merchants you search (Sackville/Savile Row/Huddersfield/Bradford, UK >= 8 different big cloth merchants) and obviously show the seller the cloth. By 'easy' I mean it is not impossible: anything using windowpane or complex patterns is unlikely (small differences in shade amplify).

If you've feet in both London and the West Ridings (suspected birth places of the suit) I'd take full advantage.
post #13 of 25
If the OP really feels that his time is best spent hunting for a matching cloth and having trousers made up, so be it. Nobody can stop him. That said, even a very slight mismatch will be noticeable up close, even to casual observers, most of whom will agree that it looks terrible. Few things look worse than an obviously mismatched jacket and trousers that the wearer intended as a match.

One of those things, though, is an orphaned suit jacket with jeans. Please don't do it. A grey pinstriped suit jacket, paired with jeans, makes its wearer look like a hillbilly.

IMO, the OP's time is best spent listing the jacket on eBay and hoping to recoup his losses, or simply donating it and chalking it up to a lesson learned. I have a feeling this is not going to happen, but it's what should be done. Don't fall victim to the sunk-cost fallacy and, in so doing, dig the hole even deeper.
post #14 of 25
OP: Do not attempt to wear it with jeans. I'd see if you can sell the jacket and move on. You're better off doing that than investing a lot of time and money trying to make this into a suit which may not look right when all is said and done.
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

This is a very dangerous idea. Even if he could find the exact same pattern/weight/manufacturer, there's a high probability that the fabrics would look quite off. You're working with something organic so inconsistencies are inevitable. And I disagree that the inconsistency will likely be minimal; no tailor worth his salt would say this is a good idea. They'll make multiple pairs when your suit is being made up, but those pants all come from the same lengths as to avoid inconsistencies in color, weave, etc.

Secondly, I find it very hard to believe he'll find the exact same cloth with minimal effort. And, since he likely has no clues to start from, he'll be going by his eye only. This adds a further layer of danger, as he, with all due respect to the OP, likely has no idea what the hell he's doing.

Sell or donate the jacket. Learn for next time.

This.
post #15 of 25
^^ agree with the jeans 100%. An imperfect fitting jacket likewise looks terrible.

Off-peg and full scale reconstruction can be $1500+ ... multiplied by the number of suits and weeks of trying, wearing, returning and altering (I'm very picky). I never have this much trouble with pants.

It depends how much it's worth to you and the occasion.

In context I'll go with the flow here : sell and move on.
Edited by Hacking jacket - 3/4/13 at 10:06am
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