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Horizontal Corduroy Pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chips, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    Haven't seen these before, but stumbled upon them whilst wandering the interwebz. I suck at even the simplest of computer technology, but there were several cool pictures on the site advertising them, but couldn't easily cut and paste them with my Mac, besides this one. Odd pocket lining. [​IMG] Site is called http://betabrand.com/cordarounds/?__...cordarounds_en Does anyone have any experience with these or care to comment? I thought they were interesting, the wale was fine enough that they didn't look absurd, and the cut looked relatively slim. Ha! Edited to add, I didn't even notice till afterwards that this is from the same folks that promoted those envy and gluttony pants that were mentioned a while back. But that aside, are these cords too quirky for most?
     
  2. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    I really like these cords. They have a nice look to them. I probably wouldn't pay $90 for cords though. I do enjoy the flowery trim however.
     
  3. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    I wouldn't mind $90, if the quality is there. I'm not sure how much if any kind of handwork is done, or the quality of their construction. They have some very light ash colored ones that look like they'd go with quite a bit of outfits.

    Frankly, I'm a bit surprised places like J.Crew or BR hasn't picked up on a concept like this.

    They're based out of SF, I might have to check them out.
     
  4. Yika

    Yika Senior member

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    not feeling the red tags here.

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  5. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    Yeah I noticed those, they're lame. Snip....
     
  6. gonerogue

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    I have a pair of similar cords by Zegna (from a few years back, though).
     
  7. Cary Grant

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    I had a pair in the mid 70's... they only deepened my dislike of the cord. [​IMG]
     
  8. Jay Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby Senior member

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    Ribbed. For her pleasure.
     
  9. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    I had a pair in the mid 70's... they only deepened my dislike of the cord. [​IMG]

    The same cut and style though?
     
  10. Allen

    Allen Senior member

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    hummm... They look kinda weird, but I might think that because I'm used with vertical cords.
    Don't like it. Personally.
     
  11. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    These have managed to find an odd place between jeans and chinos
     
  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Valentini Sartoria had a bunch of horizontal wale numbers out about three years ago...they might have collected at this point among the usual gray market sources.


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  13. bleachboy

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    I have two pairs of diagonal corduroy Zegna pants. If anyone wants them, I'll sell them cheap. Size 36 or so I think. They are way too big for me. I think the diagonal is way cooler than the horizontal.
     
  14. ZON_JR

    ZON_JR Senior member

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    Like horizontally striped dress shirts, a bad idea whose time will never really come.
     
  15. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This was the same company that developed "vagisoft" blankets. So while I don't much like the cords, I cut them a little slack for their creativity.
     
  16. Cary Grant

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    The same cut and style though?

    I was a kid... I don't really recall. They weren't bell bottoms so I'm sure they were the typical schlumpy fit.
     
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    I think I'll have Richard cut me some on the diagonal.

    Then again ... perhaps I already did the diagonal thing.
     
  18. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    This was the same company that developed "vagisoft" blankets. So while I don't much like the cords, I cut them a little slack for their creativity.

    Reading the Sunday Times really pays off for you.


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  19. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    Like horizontally striped dress shirts, a bad idea whose time will never really come.

    They don't scream out quite like horizontal striped shirts to me. Although I probably wouldn't wear such a shirt much, if I were, the only type I'd consider would be a very fine twill contrast collar, where the horizontal stripes blend in to one tone, to the eye, by about 3 feet or more.
     
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    This was the same company that developed "vagisoft" blankets. So while I don't much like the cords, I cut them a little slack for their creativity.

    I think I need to know about this blanket.
    Do I dare google?
     

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