Are these pants too high?

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  1. RIchard1

    RIchard1 Member

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    I don't want to look like I am heading to an 80s disco party. Can you tell me if these pants are too high?
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    Thanks.
     
  2. CommenceFailure

    CommenceFailure Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to tell, but your pants look rather wide below the knees. I think a slightly slimmer pair of pants and a more a fitted shirt would improve the look greatly.

    Maybe consider a more pale shirt and a sport coat?
     
  3. RIchard1

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    Sorry for the poor picture quality.

    They look a bit wide below the knees because directly next to my calves is a behemoth book with a black binding.[​IMG]

    Thanks for the advice though.
     
  4. CommenceFailure

    CommenceFailure Well-Known Member

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    Well either way, I rather like pants with a higher rise. I think especially when everything else fits well pants look better closer to one's natural waist.
     
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    eMacPaul Senior member

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    A picture that goes at least up to your neck would be much better to tell from.
     
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    Disco was basically dead by the 80s.
    I think you mean the 70s.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Days_of_Disco
     
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    I don't think they are too high at all, but I prefer a higher rise myself.
     
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    Is it intentional, for the 80's theme, that the shirt looks like it's about 3 sizes too big?
     
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    GBR Senior member

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    Is that the best photograph you can manage to get when seeking help?

    To offer help a full length view, not blurred or merging with the background is essentiaL
     
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    plei89 Senior member

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    I need to see the overall photo. Your shirt is too big which makes it look even worse.
     
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    Like this, do it. Lots and lots of pastels.
    Welcome to Styleforum.

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  13. RIchard1

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    Once again, sorry for the picture quality. I am a programmer not a photographer.
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    And I do know that the shirt is a bit too big. But, it is to be worn under a wool pullover so the only thing that matters is the collar and cuffs.

    Also, here is a picture of the fabric, if you are interested.
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    It is not really pink as seen in the picture, that is caused by the crappy camera.

    Thank you,

    Richard
     
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    KObalto Senior member

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    Sorry, but the shirt is waaaay too big. It really doesn't matter if you are wearing a sweater over it. "This shirt is fine because I only wear it with a sweater?" How big is the sweater?
     
  15. RIchard1

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    Since it is brand new, do you expect it to shrink sufficiently if I wash it in hot water then throw it in the dryer? It is a 65/35 blend.
     
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