• We would like to welcome Exquisite Trimmings as an official Affiliate Vendor. Exquisite Trimmings is a UK based purveyor of the very best in clothing and accessories, from gloves by Thomas Reimer to leather portfolios from Il Micio, to watch rolls by Rapport London. Please visit their new thread and give them a warm welcome.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

How light color of pants would you wear during winter?

CashmereLover

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2009
Messages
440
Reaction score
0
I would like to buy a pair of nice pants for autumn/winter, and after a lot of thinking and searching I've decided to get a pair of wool/flanel Prince of Wales check pants.

There are two pants at Yoox which I'm choosing from, both listed in the autumn/winter category. One pair is light colored from Mabitex, the other is a little darker and rougher style from Ralph Lauren. I think I prefer the overall impression of the Mabitex pants, but I'm hesitating with the color: is it really OK to wear such bright pants during the winter, in the dark northern Europe? What do you think? See the two attached photos.

 

Harold falcon

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Dec 6, 2009
Messages
33,529
Reaction score
12,060
The RL pants would be fine. I'm sure someone could get away with wearing the Mabitex in the winter, but I'm not that person.
 

awxg

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2008
Messages
411
Reaction score
2
I wear white denim in winter. To hell with these rules.
 

AndyMcL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2010
Messages
92
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by awxg
I wear white denim in winter. To hell with these rules.

Ditto. White can look great in winter. I really like wearing white jeans after a fresh snow fall, before it gets all dirty.
 

VictorJB

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Messages
58
Reaction score
2
Originally Posted by awxg
I wear white denim in winter. To hell with these rules.

I just hope your not in the fashion industry.

I would go with the RL ones on the right...
 

Nicola

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2009
Messages
2,952
Reaction score
45
I hope he doesn't get lost in the snow -)
 

CashmereLover

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2009
Messages
440
Reaction score
0
Thank you for your views. I'm not that fashion-oriented, so I really do feel that the Mabitex pants are questionable to wear during a Swedish winter, whilst they would better to wear in e.g. Italy. The Ralph Lauren pants on the other hand are in a true winter style, colorwise, so I'm confident they will be the better choice.
 

cptjeff

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2010
Messages
4,642
Reaction score
320
Originally Posted by awxg
I wear white denim in winter. To hell with these rules.

Amen. White goes great with winter, it matches the season. Whites, powder blues, light grays.... who the hell says that winter has to be dark and drab when the season itself is so light colored?
 

JayJay

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jun 25, 2007
Messages
24,367
Reaction score
425
I wear stone and off-white in winter fabrics (e.g., corduroy, flannel, etc.) during winter.
 

mishon

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2007
Messages
1,121
Reaction score
28
Originally Posted by JayJay
I wear stone and off-white in winter fabrics (e.g., corduroy, flannel, etc.) during winter.
+1. Both pants are perfectly appropriate, but would require slim blazers/coats.
 

MyOtherLife

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2009
Messages
6,514
Reaction score
514
Winter is such a grey affair here in Toronto. Trees and flowers are asleep and grass loses its colour.
99% of pepople wear lifeless blacks and greys already so why would I want to add to the drearyness with lifeless white pants?
My white pants are for warm summery weather only.
I prefer to wear more colourful pants during the colder and messier months.
It makes me happier and others too. Why make winter more boring than it already is?

The old un-written rule of 'no white after labour day' probably came out of a sensibility
that white simply cannot stay white in mud, muck, slush, storms, etc.
Darker colours attract the suns heat and is condusive to body warmth. White doesn't.
I'll wear white pants from spring to fall but never for winter.
To those who do, my compliments. To each his own.
 

Master Squirrel

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2009
Messages
1,280
Reaction score
40
Originally Posted by cptjeff
Amen. White goes great with winter, it matches the season. Whites, powder blues, light grays.... who the hell says that winter has to be dark and drab when the season itself is so light colored?

Just don't wander outside of a settlement during a blizzard unless Google is tracking your cell phone. (Winter safety tip.) Otherwise, knock yourself out.
 

joei

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2010
Messages
117
Reaction score
0
In the winter, the lightest I go is usually heather gray. Once in a while I might break out a pair of light tan colored jeans
 

JamesX

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2010
Messages
1,031
Reaction score
17
Google have the service called "Latitude" which you can link to your smart phone. It is pretty useful when you arrange an event. You can see where everyone involved are located.

As for pants, I live in California, so we can even wear white if we wanted to. Labor day rule need not apply. In your case however, I think both pants are fine - though, I like the RL one more.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How do you feel about spending money on non-essential goods during the Covid-19 crisis?

  • I don't want to spend money at a time of economic uncertainty, even if I could afford it.

  • I feel compelled to spend to help small businesses that are struggling.

  • I reduced my budget for non-essential goods and I'm not spending at the moment.

  • Not much has changed for me and I'm still buying stuff I can't afford.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
438,830
Messages
9,459,846
Members
198,249
Latest member
jalake0817
Top