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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    Blue Donegal pants. Yeah or nay? I'm always drawn to blue flannel or tweed pants, but usually refrain because I'm not sure what I'll wear them with. Any thoughts?

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  2. TweedyProf

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    Brown brogue boots or chocolate suede chukkas with more rounded toe, chunky gray shawl cardigan and blue OCBD.
     
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  3. europrep

    europrep Well-Known Member

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    I like them and have a similar pair (Yount). It is a nice color in the Fall and Winter.
     
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    Any light-mid shade of grey up top paired with brown anyshoeotherthanoxfords

    I've worn this exact fit many times
     
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  6. in stitches

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    This. Thats a nice shade of blue and should be pretty easy to contrast with tan, cream, brown or gray top blocks.
     
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  7. Cleav

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    Oh Yez!
     
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  8. The Noodles

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    @New Shoes1
    If you don't know what you're going to wear them with, then why not a plain pair of pants?
     
  9. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the nudge everyone. I've got a light gray jacket that might work with these pants (my hesitation being due to the fact it has a slight bluish tint to it). I've also got a beige tweed jacket that I've thus far been unable to pair with anything but jeans, which might work. I suspect, however, that the jacket below may be too dark for the blue donegals as it has some black in it.

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  10. heldentenor

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    These are versatile within a few parameters. Anything tan/camel is a win, as is anything rust. Deeper browns work but probably more on a case by case basis. Light grey or lovat (like the Danube blue and the steel blue Harris Tweed from the Epaulet FF sale, if you saw those) is also going to look good. Ideal pairing for me is probably a tan jacket in camel hair, cashmere, or heavy tweed.
     
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    ^Sorry, just saw your reply above. I think that jacket works with the blue donegal trousers if you think of them as your "alternate" pairing. If you wear light grey trousers two out of every three times you wear that jacket, the blue donegal would be nice the third time around.
     
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  12. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    Noodles, are you suggesting I pair the blue donegal pants with another pair of pants?
     
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  13. The Noodles

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    No. I must have read it incorrectly.
    I thought you were asking opinions on the blue donegal pants and have just realized that you need suggestions on pairing. [​IMG]
     
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  14. Academic2

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    There was some discussion in this thread back in February of possible jacket pairings for blue Donegal tweed trousers. Starts with post 2982.

    POW, grey or other herringbone, gun club, among others were suggested.

    Cheers,

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  15. Monkeyface

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    I like blue trousers for casual wear, but don't buy them if you're planning to wear them with a coat and tie, especially if you've only got 2 things to wear with them. Get brown, fawn or grey donegal pants if they have those, much more versatile.
     
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  16. in stitches

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    Agree with MF.
     
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  17. New Shoes1

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    I've got staples somewhat covered with three pairs of HY gray flannels in various shades, HY brown flannels and worsted slacks in various other colors. This would be solely about the fact that I see those blue donegal pants every year and like them, but am not sure how much wear they will get. Agreed on wearing them without a tie.
     
  18. kulata

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    You like it. Do it. Buy it. Wear it with a tie and without a tie.

    You have 2 things to pair with it for now. In the future it could be 12.
     
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  19. Monkeyface

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    Get some cream flannels or moleskin trousers, or some cords. Buy the blue ones once you have more items to wear with them, some nice sweaters, cardigans and casual jackets like a barbour.

    Here's an example of how I wear my blue cords. Usually some form of boots, an ocbd, a sweater and no tie.

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  20. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    ^^ I love how @kulata gets right to the heart of the matter.
     

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