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Summer Linen Pants: Slim fit or "modern fit" ??

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    I am going to buy a pair of Banana Republic white linen/cotton pants.
    I can't decide b/w slim fit linen pants, or the billowing/bellbottomy effect of normal fit pants?

    Summer has a breezy, relaxed vibe.
    I am not sure "slim fit" is the same vibe. It might even look weird?
    eg: slim fat pants can be a bit tight when sitting.
    I associate summer linen pants with a lot more sitting (BBQ, etc)
     
  2. mjc

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    It seems silly to get slim-fit linen pants. You want a bit of roominess to take advantage of the linen's natural draftiness and coolness.

    However, it is possible to make summer pants too baggy. I find Bill's Khakis way too roomy for my taste, even though others rated them highly.

    - Mike
     
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    BR slim fit aren't that slim. The regular cut of BR are for people with sausage legs.
     
  4. landshark

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    Get the tailored fit. I was in yesterday and I felt like they were slim but still a good cut for linen. My only problem was that the white linen tailored fit is extremely see through, and you would need skin colored underwear to pull them off without looking like an ass.
     
  5. JayJay

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    I prefer a regular fit for linen pants rather than slim because of the way linen can sort of cling by the end of the day. I wear the J.Crew linen/cotton in regular fit.
     
  6. Nicola

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    The pair I bought today would have made MC hammer happy. I said fix please.
     
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    I have H&M white linen/cotton blend pants that are very slim. I find that paired with a pink shirt it's quite the summery look.
     
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    That's all a matter of preference, if you are more slender then you might want the slim fit if not then I woluld go with a modern fit.
     
  9. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Well-Known Member

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    BR slim fit aren't that slim. The regular cut of BR are for people with sausage legs.
    Haha...+1. I have a couple of their slimfit shirts and I am by no means a slim fit man.
     
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    Haha...+1. I have a couple of their slimfit shirts and I am by no means a slim fit man.

    Ditto, sure makes you feel better though :p
     
  11. landshark

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    Haha...+1. I have a couple of their slimfit shirts and I am by no means a slim fit man.

    I have a couple of their size small (14-14.5" tagged) and I measured the collar to be 15.25. All of their shirts are a size too big. Going down a size is usually perfect for most men.
     
  12. deveandepot1

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    Just go try them on in front of a mirror and decide.

    This
     
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    It seems silly to get slim-fit linen pants. You want a bit of roominess to take advantage of the linen's natural draftiness and coolness.

    +1
     
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    It seems silly to get slim-fit linen pants. You want a bit of roominess to take advantage of the linen's natural draftiness and coolness.

    However, it is possible to make summer pants too baggy. I find Bill's Khakis way too roomy for my taste, even though others rated them highly.

    - Mike



    See I'd say the opposite, even standard fitting linen pants can look diaper-y, think Alec Guiness in a handfull of dust.
     
  15. Reevolving

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    I need to pull the trigger on this.

    Can anyone recommend a good brand for linen pants, besides BR or Polo?
    If you have a link where to buy it, even better. Thanks!
     
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    Pleats and cuffs? Wrong decade.
     
  18. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    (bump for 2011 and a new crop of readers....)
     
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    I have H&M white linen/cotton blend pants that are very slim. I find that paired with a pink shirt it's quite the summery look.

    Standing behind my statement. In fact, I need to go check out H&M to see if they have more of those in other colors.
     
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    Standing behind my statement. In fact, I need to go check out H&M to see if they have more of those in other colors.

    Agreed. I bought a linen suit from them recently and love it. Obviously, it won't last forever but for $80 or something ridiculous you sure can't beat the price.
     

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