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Suit Supply Jort Grey Birdseye from a year or so ago
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Happy Thanksgiving, noodlers!

I thought I might kick off a fight discussion today: I like cargo pants for casual wear. As long as they're made with a relatively trim cut, they're a good option. Especially on days when you aren't wearing a jacket, and miss the jacket pockets that typically hold your phone, etc.

No pics, but WIAWRN: Dark gray cashmere v-neck and olive cargos.
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Happy Thanksgiving, noodlers!

I thought I might kick off a fight discussion today [...]

 

Ah, the true holiday spirit ...

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Happy Thanksgiving, noodlers!

I thought I might kick off a fight discussion today: I like cargo pants for casual wear. As long as they're made with a relatively trim cut, they're a good option. Especially on days when you aren't wearing a jacket, and miss the jacket pockets that typically hold your phone, etc.

[...]

 

Wait.  You actually admit to putting stuff in your jacket pockets?   On SF?

 

Good lord, man.  Control yourself.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac  :)

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Happy Thanksgiving, noodlers!

I thought I might kick off a fight discussion today: I like cargo pants for casual wear. As long as they're made with a relatively trim cut, they're a good option. Especially on days when you aren't wearing a jacket, and miss the jacket pockets that typically hold your phone, etc.

No pics, but WIAWRN: Dark gray cashmere v-neck and olive cargos.
I have rarely seen a pair
Of cargo pants that I like, but there are some brands doing neatish things with them. Cucinelli and Incotex come to mind. I think the other stricture is not too many damn puffy pockets!!! One will do plenty, then maybe another horizontal slit pocket a little lower down from the waste on the opposite leg. Can't stand to have those big puffy pockets billowing out on the side of each thigh. In face, for the type of wear and cut you are talking about, I'd be more probe to painter/carpenter pants.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Happy Thanksgiving, noodlers!

I thought I might kick off a fight discussion today: I like cargo pants for casual wear. As long as they're made with a relatively trim cut, they're a good option. Especially on days when you aren't wearing a jacket, and miss the jacket pockets that typically hold your phone, etc.

No pics, but WIAWRN: Dark gray cashmere v-neck and olive cargos.

 

 

You disgust me.  Happy Thanksgiving.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Happy Thanksgiving, noodlers!

I thought I might kick off a fight discussion today: I like cargo pants for casual wear. As long as they're made with a relatively trim cut, they're a good option. Especially on days when you aren't wearing a jacket, and miss the jacket pockets that typically hold your phone, etc.

No pics, but WIAWRN: Dark gray cashmere v-neck and olive cargos.

Damn heretic.
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If I didn't know better, I'd think Butch had been drinking all day.
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Now that cargo pants are no longer a late 1990s fad, they are a part of the clothing vocabulary free of baggage (<-no pun intended). The pockets add some visual interest, but no need to put anything inside. In fact, I don't think the placement of the pockets is conducive to reaching at all, but the appearance is good in the same vestigial way that hems on fishtail parkas are good and quilted patched on "shooting" jackets are good, or any other thing. Military inspired clothing has taught us that pockets are in and of themselves appealing to look at, provided they are kept out of Engineered Garments level exaggeration (347 pockets on one shirt).

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thanks for the shoes/boots recommendation guys! Will check them all out

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Cargo pants? Are you going on a safari? Are you in the armed services? If not, probably not a good idea.

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Thread Starter 
I bet most SFers put stuff in their jacket pockets. When I made a comment about liking patch pockets for this reason, there was a chorus of agreement.
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I bet most SFers put stuff in their jacket pockets. When I made a comment about liking patch pockets for this reason, there was a chorus of agreement.

Is this an oddity here? I put things in my coat pockets on a daily basis. Keys and wallet in side breast pockets, keys and Chapstick in the hip (interior or exterior), every day.

Where else would stuff be put? Please nobody say the trousers!
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It was an admittedly obscure reference to WAYWRN, where more than one deservedly admired long-time poster has recommended removing all things from jacket pockets before taking photographs.  Goes back over a year.

 

You kids ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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For your future pickpocketing needs:

Wallet: Inside right breast
Glasses: Inside left breast
Phone: Right hip pocket
Keys: Left hip pocket
Cash: Right front pants pocket

I don't understand what the back pockets on pants are for...
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Aside from (occasionally) a breast wallet or the odd credit card, no. When you are small, average human-sized items like keys and glasses take up a disproportionately large amount of room on your person. What to you may feel like a thimble in your pocket is to me a boulder of Sisyphean proportions sagging my pockets and my soul. There is no room in the patch pockets except for a handkerchief and a few grapes.

 

I hand-carry my cell phone at all times. Yes, it's that urgent. Then again, I don't carry a gigantic doctor's satchel ca. 1932 thrifted from eBay or an explorer's backpack like many of you, so I hope this is permitted as my one carry-on.

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