killer pants from aharris

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  1. discostu004

    discostu004 Affiliate vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    valentinis these are pretty cool. i'm considering getting them, as i'm the only one in my general area of the state who would wear these. aharris, any tips on fit?
     
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    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Very cool. I'd say go for it.
     
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    If you can pull it off (I know I can't), go for it.

    Jon.
     
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    You must be a bolder man than I am.
     
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    Those are some cool pants. I'm not sure I could pull them off, but my advice would be to either:

    1) go full formal with them - they are suitable for a black tie. Just make sure there are no other accent pieces in your ensemble.

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    2) Go completely casual with them. They would look good with a plain cream t-shirt, maybe split at the ankles for a bootcut effect (just like them darn kids) and some sneakers.

    Anything in between, and you might look a bit like you finished 3rd at the highland games.
     
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    Although I personally cannot stomach it on myself, I think they would go good with a brightly colored polo shirt. Orange, pink or green maybe.
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I figurd these would be a love-it-or-hate-it item. I'm interested to see where the bidding will go...
     
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    Ah ... the Dre 3000 look. Personally, I think that's the only way one can wear them without looking like an ass, unless you're sufficiently old and suave enough to pull off smoking a pipe as well.
     
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    people who say they can't pull it off are fooling themselves. true story: when i started "wearing" clothes, i was a navy/black/olive only. nothing outside of that. dont' know what changed, but now i rarely go for those color combos, opting more for somethign that will get a double take or a comment. years ago i would say "no way would i, nor could i, wear that" but now i would easily. it's fun stuff, mainly b/c people are jealous, wishing they could wear something fun like that. you guys, go for it (but not this pair in case i decide in favor of)
     
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    I would be all over those if they were green and black plaid, and sufficiently cheap. Been looking for that for a while. The red is a little too christmas-y for me, but they are still really cool.
     
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    This is a classic plaid (must look through a swatchbook to find out which.) discostu, props to you. Don't let the drones make you boring.
     
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    kabert Senior member

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    I like them. Although, personally I think I'd wear them no more than once or twice a year -- to a Christmas party with friends (not clients/business.) and on Christmas morning. Thus, I'd pay $15 or $20 for them, but not more.
     
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    Actually, I can picture them with a black leather biker jacket & black leather Beatle boots; kind of a ska/punk thing.
     
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    I like my bootcut with sneakers thing more, but this will work as well. You could even have the leather jacket, cream tee, these rockin' pants, and sneakers. Ska/punk/hiphop anyone?
     
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    I'm reminded of old Woolrich hunting pants actually. I had a thick wool shirt jacket in almost the same plaid and a Viyella plaid in a similar but smaller plaid. I may have to bid on these to get a complete outift.

    On a serious note, I'd wear these in a heartbeat and not think twice about it.
     

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