Can I wear plaid pants without looking like an old man?

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  1. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Senior member

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    Are these SF acceptable, or is there a better combination, or is this a fool's persuit?
    Pant A with Edward Green loafers
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    Pant B with Edward Green loafers
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    Pant C, Blackwatch with Berluti wholecut
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    Thanks. As always
     


  2. B|aze

    B|aze Senior member

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    I have just added a photo i WAYWT, with my plaid pants. It's sorta a combo between those two looks you have posted, and I don't think they make me look old...but then again I'm only 32 :)
     


  3. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I'm 21 and wear large patterned glenplaid pants and windowpane, etc.

    edit- but I wouldn't wear any of the ones you have in the pictures.
     
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  4. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    but... you ARE an old man so what's the problem if you look like an old man wearing plaid pants?
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  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    KObalto Senior member

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    I like the first pair.
     


  7. coffeecupman

    coffeecupman Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the first pair is the best. That is a very interesting plaid.

    Whether the plaid makes you look like an old man will be based on what you're pairing with it. The sweater in the first and second outfits is what makes the overall impression look old.

    The last combo is much better IMO than a basic black pant. I'm new here, but am I wrong in critiquing the curve of the lapels on that jacket, and the gap between the collar and your neck?
    Or is that intentional to make the turtleneck work?

    ccm
     


  8. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Senior member

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    I want to be a male version of those you see women, dressed to the nines, with a figure to die for, that you approach from behind at twice your normal pace, only to see....


    Its a common problem with men with well developed pects.
     


  9. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    No - save on the Golf Course and to be removed before you enter the bar.
     


  10. Salad

    Salad Senior member

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    I'm a huge fan of tartan pants, especially this time of year so I'm all for the blackwatch pants.
    There is a pair of tartan pants on RL right now that I would kop if not for the $450 price tag!
    As far as plaid in general, I prefer larger patterns. Personally, i think I could only do tartan plaids during the holidays but many non-"old man" posters on here seem to do plaid pants well.
     


  11. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Epaulet had some sweet tartan trousers in a modern cut for about $200. I have a pair. Don't know if they are still available or not.
     


  12. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Senior member

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    Any better with Hermes sweater?
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  13. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    I feel like I'm looking into the evil eye with that god awful monstrosity of a sweater
     


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    Klobber Senior member

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    Sweater is very cool, but outfit not coordinated at all. If you wear those pants, ditch that sweater.

    With those pants, Im thinking sport shirt / button down collar. Screw a patterned blazer, use solid darker color.

    I am also thinking those pants do not suit you at all, regardless of what you wear for shoes or on top half. I actually like those pants, but perhaps they are not for you.
     
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