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alternative to denim?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by matadorpoeta, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    i need some new pants. i'm working with a relative to get a small food business going so i can't dress up. all i have are dress pants and 2 pairs of jeans. i've never really liked jeans, though, so i want to buy some pants that i won't mind getting dirty, but that are not jeans and aren't chinos or khakis. any ideas? i'll be wearing them with polo and short-sleeved button front shirts.
     
  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Aside from jeans,chinos, and khakis, you are stuck with the following:

    knickerbockers,
    The Utilikilt,
    "M.C. Hammer" pants,
    adult diapers,
    clothing made from Duct Tape,
    and tights or leggings.

    Thats it.
     
  3. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    Cordoroy. You can get them cut like regular trousers (very trad), or cut like jeans (can actually come off as a pretty cool look). Not great for the summer months, though.
     
  4. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    Some people like cargoes. Not me though.
     
  5. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    tokyo, how about lederhosen?

    i did consider cargo pants but i'll be turning 30 this year and i don't want to go backward in my clothing style.

    i can't think of anything.
     
  6. j

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    The only things I can think of are those checked or striped pants that chefs wear, and Carhartt-style non-jean colored canvas pants or painters' pants.
     
  7. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    bordering on khakis, i have some cotton pants in a jeans cut (front and back pocket style), i quite like them.

    A notch more casual than the sort of pleated dressier khakis id wear to work...
     
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    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] Expensive though at 60 000 yen...
     
  10. dah328

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    Moleskin for the winter months although you probably don't have too many of those in LA...

    dan
     
  11. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking chocolate brown, but I also like like T4's suggestion.
     
  12. Brian SD

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    Yea, brown denim or corduroy. A lot of popular denim companies make cords (Sevens comes to mind first) and they are usually on sale because no one ever really buys them.
     
  13. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    Corduroy is very un-summer though. Not just in terms of comfort but also aesthetically. Can one of you guys show me a pair of summer-appropriate cords?
     
  14. boston

    boston Well-Known Member

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    summer cords are tough. summer moleskin does not exist.

    For summer, try chinos (in non-khaki colours, like dark brown or green if you must), tropical wool, and beige seersucker.

    in the winter, cords, flannels, and moleskin are your best non-jean bet.

    -boston
     
  15. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    Thin-wale cords are a nice summer look, especially when in appropriate colors/tones. I found some at Ferragamo a few years back in lime.
     
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    I second the Carhartt/Dickies suggestion. Those are designed to get dirty.

    Although, I'm a cook and find that the heavier material they're made of gets a little too warm. I just buy pants from Old Navy, usually, which can be had for less than 5 bucks on sale.
     
  17. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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  18. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all the replies. i haven't found anything i like yet so it's looking like jeans.
     

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