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Light pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by diplomatic_lies, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. diplomatic_lies

    diplomatic_lies Member

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    I'm a short person (5'7), so I often wear lighter clothes to project a slightly bigger image (wearing black often makes me look even smaller for some reason).

    Since I tend to wear pale blue and aqua shirts and white jackets, is wearing "light-colored" pants good for a guy? I'm looking at white cargos, although I'm not too sure which other colors are good pants for men.

    I would appreciate any advice on this.


  2. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior Member

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    Jul 9, 2002
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    The idea of white cargo pants, quite honestly, make me shiver a bit.  Sounds a bit "extreme sport" for my taste.

    Back to the question at hand.  I myself am not much taller than 5'7" (I've always referred to myself as average - maybe I'm self-delusional).  While it's true that light colors do tend to project more mass, is this the look you're going for?  I'm broad at the shoulders (increasing so at the waist, I'm afraid), so I aim to look taller, not bigger.  I do this through clothes that fit--baggy just adds mass--, as well as pinstripes, and staying away from windowpane checks and horizontal stripes.

    If you do choose to go with lighter pants, and I see no problem with that, light gray trousers sound like they'd complement that outfit nicely.  Khaki's are always a good option, as well as oatmeal flannels.

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