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how to rock navy chinos (without looking like a custodian)

dmass1

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I've seen a few threads and questions on navy chinos and while most of the opinions are against them, some people claim to wear em well.

I just bought a pair and think they can be worn to look good, but it can be tricky.

.. So how do you all wear them? What shoes, shirts, belts etc? Post some pics.
 

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Haha. Come on... It isn't THAT dumb.

Maybe I should have left out the janitor part?

What I meant is that navy blue chinos sometimes give off a "uniform" vibe. How do you get around this and make them look stylish?
 

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i know im probably feeding a troll but...

just dont wear whatever it is that janitors wear outside of navy chinos. Really. You'll only look uniformy if you have that grey button up with a embroidered titty tag with whatever beat ass black shoes.
 

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Definitely not a troll... I know I'm not the only one who has difficulty pairing blue chinos with an outfit in a business casual setting.

I also don't see it in the WAYWT threads, MC or SW&D. I see navy suitpants, but not chinos...

Do you have any examples of them being worn well cowsareforeating?
 

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Make sure they fit well and try a brown shoe instead of black
 

cowsareforeating

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yes. finding images -- will edit shortly very plain outfit... he does not look janitory in any way.
 

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Are you carrying the mop around with you? Because if so, I don't think the right shoes and/or belt will make a lick of difference.
 

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I think this is easy enough, don't wear a matching shirt with your chinos and you won't look like a janitor.
 

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Originally Posted by dmass1
Haha. Come on... It isn't THAT dumb.

Maybe I should have left out the janitor part?

What I meant is that navy blue chinos sometimes give off a "uniform" vibe. How do you get around this and make them look stylish?


asking how to make navy chinos look good is like asking how to wear a white shirt. its pretty much one of the dumbest questions one could pose, ever. i can't even believe i'm replying in this thread, it has all the makings of someone obviously trolling. now, if you told me you were 12 years old and still in grade school, I may take you seriously.
 

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