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Plaid Odd Trousers?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Soph

    Soph Well-Known Member

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    Anybody game for some plaid odd trousers?
     
  2. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    Yes, definitely.

    I'll wear plaid/patterned odd trousers with a solid color wool sweater, patterned shirt underneath, and nice leather shoes.

    You can even pair them with something like a fine-wale corduroy jacket with good results.
     
  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    I have some and like them, with a white or other solid color shirt, for non-business wear. I tend to get compliments on them, which means either they really do look good or they look conspicuously bad and people are being nice.
     
  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    I think they look great with a white shirt. I prefer them with western style pockets for some reason.
     
  5. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    I like them with a cardigan swater and a buttondown collared shirt.
     
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    With braces and a porkpie hat. Avant-garde 60-70s punk at its finest!
     
  7. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    I also like them because you can take subtle accent colors from the pants and tie them into the rest of the outfit.

    For example, light gray glen plaid pants with a faint blue windowpane woven in the pattern, charcoal gray zip-up cardigan sweater, and a white dress shirt with sky blue stripes.
     
  8. whoopee

    whoopee Well-Known Member

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    Yes I love them.
     
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    With braces and a porkpie hat. Avant-garde 60-70s punk at its finest!

    I found some deadstock plaid pegleg trousers that I couldn't resist, even though they're all manmade material. Very retro, and very, very warm. But one has to suffer for that swinging '60s style.
     
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    Seems like they are strongly suggested for this fall/winter
     
  11. AlanC

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    I came across a pair of Brooks charcoal glen plaid odd trousers recently. They're great.
     
  12. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    All of my odd trousers are plaid/check'd. Sometimes I think I need to get something solid, but that's so boring.
     
  13. horton

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    IMO the best thing about plaid trousers is they can pair with the absolutely most conservative jacket patterns -- e.g., navy blazer, blue-black herringbone, and make the ensemble seem fresh and sophisticated.
     
  14. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    This is how I do plaid [​IMG]

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  15. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Well-Known Member

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    I like it the plaid odd trousers--these a flat front by Dunheel. I'm also wearing a vintage 50s shirt, vintage Borsalino, Sutor Mantellassi suede monk strap chukkas and a suede Robert Talbott belt.

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    I'm a fan of odd plaid trousers, too bad I haven't found a decent pair in my size. I'm on the lookout for a decent pair in size 28-30ish.
     
  17. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah! Barbera makes my favorites with Incotex a close second. I like them in camels and browns, olive tweeds with windowpanes and dark gray too. I'll try to post some images later.
     
  18. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    I was selling these but think I'm going to keep them:

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    The only catch is that I would want them cuffed, and I don't think there's enough material.
     
  19. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    Bold shirt colors or contrast at the collar make it more likely to work.
     

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