I recently purchased a mid-gray worsted pair (single-pleated)of Borrelli slacks (my first Neapolitan purchase) to wear with my navy blazer collection. Wonderful finish and fabric. Rise is fairly high (11") but knee width (9") and leg opening (7 1/2") are surprisingly narrow. I'd wear these with a navy Oxxford blazer (SB, single vent, suppressed waist), Hermes navy striped tie, MTM royal oxford buttondown shirt (double button cuff) and either black or suede Alden tassel shoes. I have lots of these kind of items and don't want to start again. I tried this combination with these pants, and it looked OK, mainly because, to my aging eyes, the whole outfit (including the tapered pants) somehow tied into Brooks/Chipp prep dressing of the mid '60s. Neapolitan fanciers will consider the analogy strained. My question is whether you would widen the pant leg, by maybe an inch. Necessary? Will destroy the line of the pants if you do it? Leave it alone and worry about something else? Advice appreciated. Thank you.
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9/30/04 at 10:31am