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I have not traditionally been a sharp dresser but after losing a bunch of weight I am motivated to start dressing nicely.  I am looking to buy 6 new pairs of dress pants to wear at work.  I live in Southern California and I will mostly be wearing dress pants with dress shirts (no tie).  Occasionally I will wear a sport coat as well but most of the time just slacks and nice shirts.  I am having the pants MTM and have looked through a bunch of fabrics for colors that I like.  Let me know your top 6 choices out of the following...

 

 

OUTDOORS:

 

Left to Right:  Mid Grey, Tan, Brown, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Mid Grey Herringbone, Dark Grey Herringbone

 

 

Top to Bottom:  Black, Blue, Taupe

 

 

INDOORS (Same Fabrics):

 

Top to Bottom:  Mid Grey, Tan, Brown, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Mid Grey Herringbone, Dark Grey Herringbone

 

 

Top to Bottom:  Black, Blue, Taupe

 

 

 

Here are shots of the Brown, Tan and Taupe together in sunlight for shade reference on the Taupe

 

And the same three fabrics indoors

post #2 of 8

IMHO: Dark grey, mid grey, tan, brown, blue and light grey. No black, no herringbone for dress pants.

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Thanks RO!  I am thinking this would be best.  That taupe looks to light and have heard black isn't a good choice for dress pants unless it is part of a uniform or tuxedo.  Is the herringbone fabric reserved more for suits?  Are there any other colors or patterns I should look at outside of the ones I listed?

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Sorry, I remember looking at this a while ago and thought I replied.  From the indoor shot, I would choose 1, 4, 6, 2....in that order.  Pretty nice stuff.

post #6 of 8
You are right about the tan, too light(fine for dockers, but for dress... ick), same thing with the light gray. I don't see a problem with the harringbones, as long as they're subtle like these are, they can look very sharp and dressy. I have a pair of black, but very rarely wear them.nod[1].gif
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Thanks RO!  I am thinking this would be best.  That taupe looks to light and have heard black isn't a good choice for dress pants unless it is part of a uniform or tuxedo.  Is the herringbone fabric reserved more for suits?  Are there any other colors or patterns I should look at outside of the ones I listed?

Herringbone = suit

I'd go mid and light grey, brown and maybe navy. do you need to choose 6 at once. If not, I'd try to start with 3-4. Navy gets panned a lot on SF, but I think it would be a welcome addition to the stable of trousers your are looking for. I like the tan, as well.
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Agree with WTL and Murl. Though tan before navy.
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