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post #24676 of 28723
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Are blue or black chinos also khakis?

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Originally Posted by Terpo View Post

No, that would make no sense.

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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

No it really wouldn't.

And yet, due to oddities in the language, they are. The color was actually named after the garment, not the other way around. It's perfectly normal to wear navy or gray khakis. Black khakis, on the other hand, make you look like a high school kid or a waiter.
post #24677 of 28723
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And yet, due to oddities in the language, they are. The color was actually named after the garment, not the other way around. It's perfectly normal to wear navy or gray khakis. Black khakis, on the other hand, make you look like a high school kid or a waiter.

I am totally mindblown. Haha!

post #24678 of 28723
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Originally Posted by MMoon24 View Post
 

One more question! I've had a 100 dollar Express Gift Card sitting in my wallet for quite some time. Personally, I've tried some of their suit pants and am not a huge fan. They just feel...cheap. Anything you guys would recommend?

I bought 2 pairs of their Photographer pants.  I actually like them from a fit perspective.  I expect them to fall apart quickly though. 

post #24679 of 28723

Hey folks,

 

I recently got this suit, and it's really hard to tell the color, but it's more of a grey blue almost charcoal blue, light plaid with very fine pink/magenta large checks as an accent. I really like the color but I'm having a hard time getting a good tie combination. Any suggestions?

 

Three shirt options: white with small blue check, light pink, or white. I don't think I can pull off the pink but I was thinking it might pick up the accent.

 

Thoughts? (the first picture is the closest to actual color)

 

post #24680 of 28723
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Originally Posted by MMoon24 View Post
 

I agree. Their shirts and pants come off feeling really cheap and crappy. And I also agree on the shine. Took one look at the materials and saw it was 40% polyester. Those guys are ripping people off.

 

I will now go buy 100 dollars worth of socks xP.

I disagree a little. I have two slim fit shirts by them that I've had for three years and used to be part of my regular rotation much more heavily. They've only not started showing their age.

Additionally, the shirt I wore today (picture earlier in thread) is an express shirt. 97% cotton and 3% spandex.

 

They do make *some* good stuff.

post #24681 of 28723

What do you guys think of these cuff links? If I were to just own one pair you guys think these are versatile enough for any occasion? 

http://www.kentwang.com/cuff-links/silver-oval-mother-of-pearl.html

post #24682 of 28723
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Originally Posted by chrispy650 View Post

What do you guys think of these cuff links? If I were to just own one pair you guys think these are versatile enough for any occasion? 
http://www.kentwang.com/cuff-links/silver-oval-mother-of-pearl.html

If you were going to own only one pair, they would be a nice choice. But you should own at least a couple pairs. At least pick up some silk knots.
post #24683 of 28723
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post
 

I can't for the life of me understand why people choose to wear chinos. It isn't any harder to put on a pair of decent trousers than a pair of Dockers. They are for walking the dog, or going grocery shopping, or maybe for grabbing a pint after you have been working on the house all day. I wouldn't wear them anywhere that jeans wouldn't also be acceptable.

 

I don't care if business casual is khakis and a polo shirt in your office, put on a damn pair of pants and a real shirt so you don't look like a gym teacher. 

 

In the interest of full disclosure, I don't work in an office of any sort, so you should probably just ignore this post as you would the inane ramblings of a crazy man.

 

J

I find that chinos are more comfortable than trousers most of the time.  I wear them to work on casual Fridays and if it is raining out and I know it's going to be messy out.  When I get home I can just throw the chinos in the laundry whereas my trousers would need to go to the dry cleaners.  I would also not wear an OCBD with trousers as I think trousers are too formal for OCBDS and vice versa. Same with polos.  IMO they have their place.

post #24684 of 28723
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post



And yet, due to oddities in the language, they are. The color was actually named after the garment, not the other way around. It's perfectly normal to wear navy or gray khakis. Black khakis, on the other hand, make you look like a high school kid or a waiter.

Stop corrupting our language, please censored.gif
post #24685 of 28723
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

I find that chinos are more comfortable than trousers most of the time.  I wear them to work on casual Fridays and if it is raining out and I know it's going to be messy out.  When I get home I can just throw the chinos in the laundry whereas my trousers would need to go to the dry cleaners.  I would also not wear an OCBD with trousers as I think trousers are too formal for OCBDS and vice versa. Same with polos.  IMO they have their place.

Great points, makes sense to me. Would you consider nice golf pants half way between chinos and trousers?

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I disagree a little. I have two slim fit shirts by them that I've had for three years and used to be part of my regular rotation much more heavily. They've only not started showing their age.


Additionally, the shirt I wore today (picture earlier in thread) is an express shirt. 97% cotton and 3% spandex.

They do make *some* good stuff.

It is very possible that they vary significantly from line to line year to year. I've certainly seen it in other brands, J Crew especially; some of their shirts are respectable quality, and some are rubbish.

J
post #24686 of 28723
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Would you consider nice golf pants half way between chinos and trousers?
IMO, not sure I would say halfway. I would say they were closer to chinos than trousers.
post #24687 of 28723
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

And yet, due to oddities in the language, they are. The color was actually named after the garment, not the other way around. It's perfectly normal to wear navy or gray khakis. Black khakis, on the other hand, make you look like a high school kid or a waiter.

Really? The story I've heard is that the word khaki translates as " "sand" and was adopted by the British army in India to describe sandy coloured trousers.
post #24688 of 28723
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post


Really? The story I've heard is that the word khaki translates as " "sand" and was adopted by the British army in India to describe sandy coloured trousers.

 

Both are correct. The term comes from the Hindi / Urdu word for soil- or dust-coloured. This was used to describe the colour of the uniform introduced by British soldiers in India. Then, in use in English it moved to encompass both the type of military-derived trousers and range of colours from sand to muddy green. In the post-WW2 period in the USA in particular, it came to refer to all trousers of this style (otherwise known as chinos).

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaki

 

post #24689 of 28723
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Originally Posted by bbob2013 View Post

Hey folks,

I recently got this suit, and it's really hard to tell the color, but it's more of a grey blue almost charcoal blue, light plaid with very fine pink/magenta large checks as an accent. I really like the color but I'm having a hard time getting a good tie combination. Any suggestions?

Three shirt options: white with small blue check, light pink, or white. I don't think I can pull off the pink but I was thinking it might pick up the accent.

Thoughts? (the first picture is the closest to actual color)



Pink would look best with the suit, but be the hardest to pair with a tie.

If you have the eye to make sure it is a good match a solid navy tie looks great.

With the white or blue shirt a gold tie I always think looks great, burgundy is a safe bet. Most rep stripes will go (I always feel like it is their mission in life to go with a navy blazer), a nice forest or hunter green will probably match too. Put it on your bed, put the shirt under it, and start laying ties on top of it. More will match than won't, some will match better than others.

Your only real concern is making sure the tie pattern isn't too close in scale to the one on the suit or shirt.

J
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Don't overdo the pink.
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