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I like them and have a similar pair (Yount).  It is a nice color in the Fall and Winter.

This. Thats a nice shade of blue and should be pretty easy to contrast with tan, cream, brown or gray top blocks.
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Blue Donegal pants.  Yeah or nay?  I'm always drawn to blue flannel or tweed pants, but usually refrain because I'm not sure what I'll wear them with.  Any thoughts?

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Oh Yez!
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@New Shoes1

If you don't know what you're going to wear them with, then why not a plain pair of pants? 

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Thanks for the nudge everyone.  I've got a light gray jacket that might work with these pants (my hesitation being due to the fact it has a slight bluish tint to it).  I've also got a beige tweed jacket that I've thus far been unable to pair with anything but jeans, which might work.  I suspect, however, that the jacket below may be too dark for the blue donegals as it has some black in it.

 

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Blue Donegal pants.  Yeah or nay?  I'm always drawn to blue flannel or tweed pants, but usually refrain because I'm not sure what I'll wear them with.  Any thoughts?

 

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Lambswool Donegal Pants - Blue

 

 

These are versatile within a few parameters. Anything tan/camel is a win, as is anything rust.  Deeper browns work but probably more on a case by case basis.  Light grey or lovat (like the Danube blue and the steel blue Harris Tweed from the Epaulet FF sale, if you saw those) is also going to look good.  Ideal pairing for me is probably a tan jacket in camel hair, cashmere, or heavy tweed. 

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^Sorry, just saw your reply above.  I think that jacket works with the blue donegal trousers if you think of them as your "alternate" pairing.  If you wear light grey trousers two out of every three times you wear that jacket, the blue donegal would be nice the third time around.

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@New Shoes1

If you don't know what you're going to wear them with, then why not a plain pair of pants?

 

Noodles, are you suggesting I pair the blue donegal pants with another pair of pants?

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Noodles, are you suggesting I pair the blue donegal pants with another pair of pants?

No. I must have read it incorrectly. 

I thought you were asking opinions on the blue donegal pants and have just realized that you need suggestions on pairing. :lol:

post #10134 of 37394

There was some discussion in this thread back in February of possible jacket pairings for blue Donegal tweed trousers.  Starts with post 2982. 

 

POW, grey or other herringbone, gun club, among others were suggested.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #10135 of 37394
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Thanks for the nudge everyone.  I've got a light gray jacket that might work with these pants (my hesitation being due to the fact it has a slight bluish tint to it).  I've also got a beige tweed jacket that I've thus far been unable to pair with anything but jeans, which might work.  I suspect, however, that the jacket below may be too dark for the blue donegals as it has some black in it.

 

 

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I like blue trousers for casual wear, but don't buy them if you're planning to wear them with a coat and tie, especially if you've only got 2 things to wear with them. Get brown, fawn or grey donegal pants if they have those, much more versatile.

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Agree with MF.
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I've got staples somewhat covered with three pairs of HY gray flannels in various shades, HY brown flannels and worsted slacks in various other colors.  This would be solely about the fact that I see those blue donegal pants every year and like them, but am not sure how much wear they will get.  Agreed on wearing them without a tie.

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I've got staples somewhat covered with three pairs of HY gray flannels in various shades, HY brown flannels and worsted slacks in various other colors.  This would be solely about the fact that I see those blue donegal pants every year and like them, but am not sure how much wear they will get.  Agreed on wearing them without a tie.
You like it. Do it. Buy it. Wear it with a tie and without a tie.

You have 2 things to pair with it for now. In the future it could be 12.
post #10139 of 37394
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

I've got staples somewhat covered with three pairs of HY gray flannels in various shades, HY brown flannels and worsted slacks in various other colors.  This would be solely about the fact that I see those blue donegal pants every year and like them, but am not sure how much wear they will get.  Agreed on wearing them without a tie.

 

Get some cream flannels or moleskin trousers, or some cords. Buy the blue ones once you have more items to wear with them, some nice sweaters, cardigans and casual jackets like a barbour. 

 

Here's an example of how I wear my blue cords. Usually some form of boots, an ocbd, a sweater and no tie.

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

post #10140 of 37394

^^ I love how @kulata gets right to the heart of the matter.

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