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What's wrong with black trousers?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by samsnee, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. roblumba

    roblumba Member

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    What about Black Trousers with something like the dark brown Marlows, dark brown belt, and a dark colored striped or checkered button-down shirt for fall / winter. I happen to have a skin complexion and dark hair color that looks good with darker colors.
     
  2. Superfluous

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    I replied to this thread a long time ago on page 2. I think I have a better answer now. Black is dull and boring. It lacks any depth or richness to the color. In fact, it has no color. The color looks dead and flat. Dark grey, dark brown, and dark navy can all look close to black while still maintaining some depth and richness.
     
  3. Cant kill da Rooster

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    What about with a mid gray or dark gray sportcoat?
     
  4. Superfluous

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    What about it? They're not black...
     
  5. Cant kill da Rooster

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    I'm asking if you think that black trousers can look good with gray jackets.
     
  6. Superfluous

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    Oh, I missed the sport coat part of it. I guess so, I'd rather wear a grey sport coat with Navy, brown, or a contrasting grey though.
     
  7. msulinski

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    Ignoring the debate about whether or not black is acceptable, I wouldn't do this with dark gray, as the colors are too close, and you really want some contrast between odd trousers and jackets.
     
  8. Cant kill da Rooster

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    Yeah that's fair but I think closer to a mid gray sportcoat can work. I am not advocating buying black trousers but if you have some and need to pull them off then I would do this and add some colour.
     
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  9. Orsini

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  10. rick07

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    Thre's nothing wrong with it. Keep wearing your trousers and pair them with your sports coat or blazers, etc.
     
  11. AlexE

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    I would say some of these no-go's are not completely arbitrary:
    Polyester: Makes you sweat and gets shiny after wear
    Fused suits: Do not fall as elegantly and will last less long

    Some are a matter of taste:
    Square toe shoes: I think they look just disgusting, but that is purly subjective
    Black pants: I think they look boring compared to navy, greys or browns, but again this is purly subjective
    Black shoes: I think a high quality pair of black cap-toes on a elegant last looks just great, but other do not like them

    And then there is "Made in China": Some in the US and Europe associate it with low quality (by the way, this is also associated in Europe often with anything "Made in USA" which is not IT), some associate it with exploitation of labor, some with infringement of IP rights...I think China moved way beyond the point that such generalizations still hold.
     
  12. Gorecki

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    Dont. everyone in the real world (inside SF) knows that you should only wear triple shenenigans bespoke grey woll trousers and pair it with some funky looking jacket that will make you look like you live in the 30's... that is the sf way to go!


    Style Forum Charlestons... (rock is too modern....)
     
  13. Orsini

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    Who cares what peons do in China!
     

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