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In Praise (but also Suspicion) of Patterned Pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unbelragazzo, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FC recently mentioned in his Beginner's Thread that the use of patterned pants is fraught with peril. This is no doubt true. Patterns, particularly loud ones, attract the eye of the viewer. Generally we are interested in leading the viewer's eye to our face, not our trousers, hence the difficulty of patterned odd trousers.

    We carry on nonetheless. I do not claim expertise so much as a sense of adventure in starting this thread, which will attempt to feature patterned odd trousers worn to positive effect. All entries welcome.
     
  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here's one try from me - picture isn't great, but there's a faint purplish overcheck in the trousers that the sweater picks up. Unpictured are chocolate suede monkstraps.

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  3. MyOtherLife

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    Patterned pants, like anything else, have every place in your wardrobe provided they work for you and you know what to match them with and you are not afraid to enjoy life. All the approval you will ever need will be your own.
     
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    clapeyron Senior member

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    that's like some deep shit, right there.
     
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    you might look like iammatt in his pyjamapants
     
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    maybe 10% of the pants I own are textured but even then they have a very very faint texture that won't be picked up a few feet away. Then again, I work in a corporate environment..
     
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  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I knew I could count on Spoo for an entry :)

    ballmouse, very nice find
     
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    I like patterned trousers. I often prefer a subtle patterned trouser and a solid coloured odd jacket than plain trousers and a loud sportscoat. It can be both subtle and just a little unexpected.
     
  12. Holdfast

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    Bloody difficult to pull off. Every time I've tried, I've been dissatisfied with the outcome.
     
  13. F. Corbera

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    SF's master of the crazy pants is edmorel:

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    I think they are easier to pull off if you're Scottish and can point so some kind of heritage.
     
  15. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I often feel obliged to inquire about a gent's provenance before deciding on the tastefulness of his attire.


    Indeed! well bold


    I agree. That's why we're here! Let's see if we can't inspire HF to try again....
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Indeed. There's another photo somewhere of ed with multicolored tartans, navy blazer and gray wool tie which is great. I like the look and have a couple pair, but I've relegated them to winter holiday festivities. I get a lot of "nice pants" comments (both sarcastic and genuine) whenever I wear them, and I'm not always in the mood for that.

    I'm not really keen on the subtle plaid odd pants. They always look to be orphaned from a suit to me.
     
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    Plaid rulz, solid drulz. :embar:
     
  18. pnutpug

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    Yes, a risk. Pulled off properly, a triumph, otherwise, catastrophe. I think Spoo's posts demonstrate the polar opposites, the first being a GTH that you either get or don't (personally, I like it). The second, shoes aside (which completely suck, I think, with the pictured trousers), can work in most any setting, but we need more--jacket, shirt, tie, PS--to know whether it's thumbs up or down. Spoo, who knows way more than me or most others, surely knows this. He's teasing.
     
  19. Superfluous

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    I love patterned pants. Here are a few of mine. I've got about 7 pants at the tailor right now and I think a few of them are patterned. Until those are back, here's a few of mine:

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    Phineas Cole by Paul Stuart

    Valentini

    and Polo Ralph Lauren by Corneliani


    Here's another pic I found of one that's being tailored.

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  20. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    nice! fit pics please if you get the chance...or poast some in this thread next time you wear...
     

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