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Dress Pants - Help Me Choose Fabrics

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Heatmiser, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Heatmiser

    Heatmiser Senior member

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    I have not traditionally been a sharp dresser but after losing a bunch of weight I am motivated to start dressing nicely. I am looking to buy 6 new pairs of dress pants to wear at work. I live in Southern California and I will mostly be wearing dress pants with dress shirts (no tie). Occasionally I will wear a sport coat as well but most of the time just slacks and nice shirts. I am having the pants MTM and have looked through a bunch of fabrics for colors that I like. Let me know your top 6 choices out of the following...


    OUTDOORS:

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    Left to Right: Mid Grey, Tan, Brown, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Mid Grey Herringbone, Dark Grey Herringbone


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    Top to Bottom: Black, Blue, Taupe


    INDOORS (Same Fabrics):

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    Top to Bottom: Mid Grey, Tan, Brown, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Mid Grey Herringbone, Dark Grey Herringbone


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    Top to Bottom: Black, Blue, Taupe



    Here are shots of the Brown, Tan and Taupe together in sunlight for shade reference on the Taupe
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    And the same three fabrics indoors
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  2. RabidOrphan

    RabidOrphan Active Member

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    IMHO: Dark grey, mid grey, tan, brown, blue and light grey. No black, no herringbone for dress pants.
     
  3. Heatmiser

    Heatmiser Senior member

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    Thanks RO! I am thinking this would be best. That taupe looks to light and have heard black isn't a good choice for dress pants unless it is part of a uniform or tuxedo. Is the herringbone fabric reserved more for suits? Are there any other colors or patterns I should look at outside of the ones I listed?
     
  4. Heatmiser

    Heatmiser Senior member

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    bump for more advice...
     
  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Sorry, I remember looking at this a while ago and thought I replied. From the indoor shot, I would choose 1, 4, 6, 2....in that order. Pretty nice stuff.
     
  6. Dr Gary

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    You are right about the tan, too light(fine for dockers, but for dress... ick), same thing with the light gray. I don't see a problem with the harringbones, as long as they're subtle like these are, they can look very sharp and dressy. I have a pair of black, but very rarely wear them.:nodding:
     
  7. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Senior member

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    Herringbone = suit

    I'd go mid and light grey, brown and maybe navy. do you need to choose 6 at once. If not, I'd try to start with 3-4. Navy gets panned a lot on SF, but I think it would be a welcome addition to the stable of trousers your are looking for. I like the tan, as well.
     
  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Agree with WTL and Murl. Though tan before navy.
     

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