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Jean substitutes for summer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by maraca2020, May 1, 2013.

  1. maraca2020

    maraca2020 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to swap out my jeans for the summer months with another type of pant, maybe slightly dressier, in a lighter, more summery fabric. I've already got some understated seersucker pants and light chinos, but I'm looking for something I could wear most days and wear in/beat up like a good pair of jeans. Thanks
     


  2. TiberiasUSA

    TiberiasUSA Senior Member

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    Since you already have seer sucker and light chino's, maybe a linen or linen blend ie linen cotton

    pretty versatile and great for summer
     


  3. GBR

    GBR Distinguished Member

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    Jeans are in their own league for wear and so anything else will not be as robust - although you may be willing to throw them away instead.
     


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    CodPiece Senior Member

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    There are lightweight denim weaves currently being discussed on the Blue Owl Workshop thread.
     


  5. maraca2020

    maraca2020 Well-Known Member

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    What about light grey tropical wool trousers? Are they relatively versatile to wear with just an open-collared shirt? Thanks
     


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    mensimageconsultant Distinguished Member

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    No. Lightweight wool is not known for durability. Poplin cotton is reasonably durable and lightweight, though it isn't very breathable (not great for humid heat).
     


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    add911_11 Distinguished Member

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    Chinos is for beating.

    For a good summer trouser, nothing is complete without a pair of fresco 2ply sand, wheat or beige trouser.
     


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    Light weight canvas pants which actually rocked in 2010 are also good option as substitute for denim. They were rocking in 2010 and i personally bought 3 colors Navy, Olive and khakis and still wear them most. Now a days it is very hard to find one of those but i feel very good choice.
     


  9. maraca2020

    maraca2020 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, any brand recommendations?
     


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    I bought one from Dockers and one from BB but don't know if they are still offering these anymore.
     


  12. maraca2020

    maraca2020 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, what about open weave pants?
     


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    Seven for all Mankind has jeans in many non blue versions, several of which are
    linen blends and the like. Also, I own Mabitex that slacks are linen or a linen blend.
    I am not sure. Main point is , is that they are sturdy and don't wrinkle much like
    most linen.
     
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    Jeggings.
     


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