Are these pants appropriate for the office?

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  1. docka

    docka Senior member

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  2. jeff in vancouver

    jeff in vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Tell us about your office. At my work, with the right SC these would be fine for day with no big meetings.
     


  3. docka

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    business casual. corporate bank
     


  4. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    They're part of a suit, and I don't think they'd look good at all if you just threw a solid shirt on and went to work that way.

    Typically, trying to pull off half of a suit will not look good.
     


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    I think, if suits aren't de riguer at your workplace, they're fine.
     


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    With patterned pants like this, I think you're mistaken. They could very easily work as a pair of odd trousers with a more sedate jacket (Pitti-esque, but acceptable) or without a jacket in most of the civilized Western world. You're not going to reach Sartorial Transcendence with them, but it's not because Banana Republic dictated that they're half a suit.

    To the OP – those are fine for most any office environment in America. I would recommend investing in a pair of plain grey slacks instead, but if you like them and they're going to make you happy, there's no faux pas you're committing there.
     


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