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Can I wear plaid pants without looking like an old man?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PTWilliams, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Well-Known Member

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    Are these SF acceptable, or is there a better combination, or is this a fool's persuit?
    Pant A with Edward Green loafers
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    Pant B with Edward Green loafers
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    Pant C, Blackwatch with Berluti wholecut
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    Thanks. As always
     
  2. B|aze

    B|aze Well-Known Member

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    I have just added a photo i WAYWT, with my plaid pants. It's sorta a combo between those two looks you have posted, and I don't think they make me look old...but then again I'm only 32 :)
     
  3. Superfluous

    Superfluous Well-Known Member

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    I'm 21 and wear large patterned glenplaid pants and windowpane, etc.

    edit- but I wouldn't wear any of the ones you have in the pictures.
     
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  4. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Well-Known Member

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    but... you ARE an old man so what's the problem if you look like an old man wearing plaid pants?
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  5. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    can we see the pants next to the dolphins for a better grasp of the scale?
     
  6. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    I like the first pair.
     
  7. coffeecupman

    coffeecupman Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the first pair is the best. That is a very interesting plaid.

    Whether the plaid makes you look like an old man will be based on what you're pairing with it. The sweater in the first and second outfits is what makes the overall impression look old.

    The last combo is much better IMO than a basic black pant. I'm new here, but am I wrong in critiquing the curve of the lapels on that jacket, and the gap between the collar and your neck?
    Or is that intentional to make the turtleneck work?

    ccm
     
  8. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Well-Known Member

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    I want to be a male version of those you see women, dressed to the nines, with a figure to die for, that you approach from behind at twice your normal pace, only to see....


    Its a common problem with men with well developed pects.
     
  9. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    No - save on the Golf Course and to be removed before you enter the bar.
     
  10. Salad

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    I'm a huge fan of tartan pants, especially this time of year so I'm all for the blackwatch pants.
    There is a pair of tartan pants on RL right now that I would kop if not for the $450 price tag!
    As far as plaid in general, I prefer larger patterns. Personally, i think I could only do tartan plaids during the holidays but many non-"old man" posters on here seem to do plaid pants well.
     
  11. Gdot

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    Epaulet had some sweet tartan trousers in a modern cut for about $200. I have a pair. Don't know if they are still available or not.
     
  12. PTWilliams

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    Any better with Hermes sweater?
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    phoenixrecon Well-Known Member

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    I feel like I'm looking into the evil eye with that god awful monstrosity of a sweater
     
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  14. Klobber

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    Sweater is very cool, but outfit not coordinated at all. If you wear those pants, ditch that sweater.

    With those pants, Im thinking sport shirt / button down collar. Screw a patterned blazer, use solid darker color.

    I am also thinking those pants do not suit you at all, regardless of what you wear for shoes or on top half. I actually like those pants, but perhaps they are not for you.
     
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    ^^^ Polo shirt solid color is a logical choice. Nuff zed
     
  17. Dewey

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    Keep everything else simple, basic. The first sweater is busy with both a polo collar, and a sweatshirt seam at the neck, and raglan sleeves. Any one of those might look OK, but all three makes the sweater look like something that went on clearance for good reason.

    The Hermes sweater is super busy. Don't wear busy with busy.

    I wear plaid pants to the horse races in the summer with a simple white shirt and loafers. It makes me look degenerate, which I like.
     
  18. MyOtherLife

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    I quite like these pants PT and my compliments! Have you tried a caramel cord or navy twill sport coat with these? or perhaps a nice shawl collared sweater?
    Maybe I am wrong on these suggestions but this is what comes to my mind.
    Tan, Chili, Whiskey, Burgundy or Brown shoes may work better. Perhaps a pair of suede chukkas?
     
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  19. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Well-Known Member

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    This is the closest thing to a solid color blazer that I have.

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  20. Salad

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    I saw those and didn't pull the trigger last year and they aren't available this year.
    Did you get the Walt or Rudy? I forget which one is slimmer. I think i would have gone for the less slim version. If I remember correctly, they came in both a Stewart tartan w/ black background and Blackwatch. I would have gone w/ the Stewart. Oh well. Orvis sells Stewart w/ red background and Blackwatch but I think they're a relaxed fit. $150. I might size down on a pair and see how it goes.
     

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