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Couple questions!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aard, May 7, 2002.

  1. aard

    aard Member

    Apr 14, 2002
    Hey Guys, These may seem like a dumb questions, but I'm just getting into the whole "style" thing. 1. Could someone please point out to me what is the difference between regular pants and chinos? What does a pair of pants have to incorporate inorder to be considered a pair of chinos? 2. When wearing a dress shirt with a tie, should my watch be covered by the shirt? 3. I'm looking for something to wear to work, (business casual), and I was wonder what you all thought of a pair of loafers like some of these to wear with some khakis? I think that's about it for now. Thanks, Aaron
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Mar 8, 2002
    Moscow, Idaho
    Please don't join the blue shirt, khakis, loafers crowd. Try flat front wool pants in solid and pinstriped grays and navies, and wear plain front oxfords, monkstraps, or chelsea boots. You'll look a lot better and probably more professional to boot. If you like the feel of cotton (and who doesn't), try corduroy and moleskin in the winter and wool/cotton or wool/synthetic blends in the summer.
  3. GatorStyle

    GatorStyle Senior member

    Mar 5, 2002
    As to the watch/shirt cuff question:  yes, your watch should be covered by the cuff of your shirt.  Since the bottom of the cuff should come within a hair or so of the base of your thumb, there simply should be no room for a watch to be visible.  Be sure the cuff isn't so snug around your wrist that a big impression of your watch is visible like a relief map poking through the shirt.  

    There are, as I understand it, some shipping tycoons or captains of industry that- for reasons unbeknownst to me- have had custom-made shirts that actually provide a large notch that fits around the watch face, and permits it to show.  I have never seen this look (and can hardly imagine what it would look like) and, unless you are, in fact, a shipping tycoon, should be sure the shirt covers the watch.  

    If you have a nice watch that you'd like to show off, the hint of it as you lift your arm or pull back your cuff to check the time should do the trick.
  4. Stu

    Stu Senior member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Menswearhouse.com has some good ideas on biz casual. You might check it for ideas.

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