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Do *you* own any dockers?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AlanC, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. mistahlee

    mistahlee Well-Known Member

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    Dockers, the brand, is more than a line of garments.  It is the emblem and uniform of mediocrity.  Generally speaking, men wear Dockers to "fit in."  These are safe clothes because they will attract no notice; create no uneasiness among the rest of the herd.

    In America, the Dockers khaki trousers are ubiquitous on the asses of disheveled, style-unconscious, casually attired, middle management drones with cheap, scuffed shoes.
     
  2. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    I haven't worn khakis in probably two years. I used to wear them all the time. Instead, this is what I wear:

    - Medium tan thin-wale cords from PDC
    - Dark charcoal thin-wale cords from PDC
    - Flat-front dark gray slacks
    - Cotton/linen blend slacks in light beige
    - Light heather gray flat-front slacks

    I prefer these because they allow for more combinations, and the outfits turn out less run-of-the-mill.
     
  3. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

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    I own Dockers. I didn't say I actually wore them.
     
  4. vero_group

    vero_group Well-Known Member

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    Never owned them. Never considered them.
     
  5. gorgekko

    gorgekko Well-Known Member

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    At the risk of being snarky, what do you folks who do not own chinos cut your lawn in? RLPL trousers? Or do you get Jeeves to do it? :)

    Chinos, when worn and accessorized properly, are a fine Sunday afternoon staple for going to pick up the paper, walk the dog or pick up some milk. Or lying down on the couch to watch football.
     
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  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Jeans.
     
  7. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member

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    I have one pair of gap khaki's for weekend wear, and a few pairs of Ben Davis workpants The Ben Davis are the best casual pants ever made.
     
  8. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    Me. With great pleasure.
    Heh, am I the only person that thought that post was pretty funny? ;p
    No. I actually have a pair of RLPL sweat pants that I cut the lawn in. Actually, that was a joke. I live downtown, so there's no lawn to cut [​IMG] Btw, I do own a pair of dockers and am proud to say I haven't worn them once. I can't even remember why I bought them... It was years ago, before I developed an appreciation for nice clothes.
     
  9. truthhurts

    truthhurts Well-Known Member

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    I don't own any because I can't see a reason to wear them.

    If it's a relaxed situation I wear jeans or cords. If it's a bit dressier I wear wool slacks. Both look much better than khakis in my opinion.
     
  10. quill

    quill Well-Known Member

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    Wow; very funny comments made "on the fly". (sorry, couldn't resist). Just have to ask: for those of you who DO own button-fly (and I mean button-front, not French fly closure) pants, why do you buy them? It can't be the look...right? ...because you can't see the buttons when the pants are worn. And it seems to be more a hassle than zippers. Do they fit differently? (never owned any). Do they (pardon me) "rub you the right way?"
     
  11. vero_group

    vero_group Well-Known Member

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    Jeeves does it. Actually, I think his name may be Manuel, but I've never met him.
     
  12. quill

    quill Well-Known Member

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    Snarky does it.

    And since you're being snarky, get to work. I don't pay you to sit around and gab on the internet.
     
  13. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    (j @ 08 Oct. 2004, 6:47) As opposed to the newer American 'freedom fly' (just a button, no zipper), the Super Fly (inside tab, outside tab, zipper, all in platinum, with diamond encrusted buckle) and the Spanish Fly (err... don't need to go there). Sorry. I need sleep.
    Wow; very funny comments made "on the fly". (sorry, couldn't resist). Just have to ask: for those of you who DO own button-fly (and I mean button-front, not French fly closure) pants, why do you buy them? It can't be the look...right? ...because you can't see the buttons when the pants are worn. And it seems to be more a hassle than zippers. Do they fit differently? (never owned any). Do they (pardon me) "rub you the right way?"
    Button-fly pants seem to allow the fly to bend along with your body and pelvic bone, where zippers are stiffer and create weird bulges. The real reason I get buttonfly nowadays is because girls seem to like ripping them all open in one fell swoop. Aside from that, most makers of clothes that I like tend to make all their pants and jeans with button-flies. I have not noticed it any more of a pain to re-button the fly than it is to zip one up.
     
  14. quill

    quill Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Brian SD. Yeah, I guess there is something sexy about bodice-ripping, too. (can't - and won't - speak for the button-ripping thang). Man, someone should invent a whole line of rippable clothing just for fun. Cheap, of course, otherwise it could become an expensive habit. Also, I guess most guys can't say they ever caught their wee-willie-winkie in a quick button-up. And with that, I'll button up. [​IMG]
     
  15. JohnMS

    JohnMS Well-Known Member

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    Great Mistahlee. I was going to comment on the 'uniform' and 'fitting in' in my office and the company, but your words sum it up nicely.

    I'm a bigot when it comes to polyester and dockers.
     
  16. shqiptar

    shqiptar Well-Known Member

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    I bought two pairs of Dockers last month and so far I'm satistied. I paid around $30+tax (canadian) and that's a bargain. The blue ones I wear for work, and the light beige for week-end leisure activies (stroll, have a coffe in downtown, visit galleries, shop, or hang around the apartment). I own khakies/chinos from other brands: GAP, LEE, EDDIE BAUER. The GAP khakis have been on my menu for three years now, and they are very comfortable (the relaxed version). Add to the fact that chicks find them sexy, and you get the idea why I like them. WHY DO I WEAR KHAKIS? Icluding the Dockers. I work in a big retail electronic outlet, where used and new stuff is sold. I fix, test, clean and sell a whole variety of equipments: that kind of environment won't let me wear nice suits and other fancier clothes. Khakis are the best I can do, because sometimes it gets pretty dusty and dirty with the used equipmnet. At work, wearing khakis/chinos and pique polo shirts allows me to appear proffesional, presentable, and authoritative. The other two schmucks I work with dress like dorks: one is wearing the same pair of jeans and T-shirt for three years (every f*****g day), while the other one dresses like a 20 year old punk (he is 35/36). Usually people think I'm the boss, but I'm not. That's because I dress better than the other ones. WHAT'S SO GOOD ABOUT DOCKERS? Dockers have high waist. A man with high waist pants looks more proffesional and trustworthy in business. You don't see anybody wearing those hip-hop pants (low waist) for business. Also, the flat front Dockers I wear are very comfortable and not tight. The fact that they are wrinkle-free makes them even better. Also, the LEE's have hight waist, are comfortable and wrinkle-free. I think the traditional american brands make the best khakis/chinos. I owned for a few months a pair from ZARA (a bit hip) and I threw them away, because didn't provide me with the same comfort that Dockers and LEE's do. ----------------------------------------------------------- Somebody wrote: Dockers, the brand, is more than a line of garments. Â It is the emblem and uniform of mediocrity. Â Generally speaking, men wear Dockers to "fit in." Â These are safe clothes because they will attract no notice; create no uneasiness among the rest of the herd. In America, the Dockers khaki trousers are ubiquitous on the asses of disheveled, style-unconscious, casually attired, middle management drones with cheap, scuffed shoes. [​IMG] That's a bit harsh. If you have a line of work where you can wear tasteful and expensive clothes every day, don't assume that others don't know how. There are a lot of other guys like me that have technical jobs, but after work find the chance to dress tastefully. But, I can understand why you hate the cliche about Dockers. ooo
     
  17. T4phage

    T4phage Well-Known Member

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    I bought a pair when I first got to the U.S. This was when the Dockers brand was still being introduced.
     
  18. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Well-Known Member

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    Nope, no Dockers.

    My chino and cotton pants include:

    3 MTM chino slacks from Brooks;
    1 cotton MTM from Brooks;
    2 cotton poplin MTM from Oxxford (CEO poplin);
    4 sets of pants from Facconable (summer); and
    5 sets of MTM pants from LS Clothing made from Loro Piana cotton.
     
  19. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    Never even thought to wear such a thing.

    I wear Levis 501 only.
     
  20. 9_Ball_Slim

    9_Ball_Slim Active Member

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    I own several pairs of Dockers chino style pants.....all pleated and all cuffed. As a matter of fact, I own several pairs of some colors. Gotta have something to kick around in on the weekends.
     

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