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Non-Rule "Rules"

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 27, 2012.

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  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Distinguished Member

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    On #5, I generally agree but my moleskins / bedford cords etc. are all unpleated.

    On #6, my rule is the opposite - nothing but single forwards.
     


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    What about black gunboat with natural sole edging paired with white slim fit casual pants, slim fit shirt?
     
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  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    black and khaki are just oysters and peanut butter.

    I mean, what's next, is someone going to praise black with seersucker??
     


  4. Eustace Tilley

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    Still awful
     


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    +1, this is a great look.
     


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    I stand the opposite with pleats- I don't need clothing that disagrees with my body type.
     


  7. mafoofan

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    How can pleats disagree with your body type? Everybody needs to bend at the hips, no matter how large or small. Look down at your lap next time you sit down in flat front pants. It's atrocious.

    Also, they help pants drape better and are visually pleasing. The added lines break up the expanse of cloth across your pelvis and emphasize vertical length.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I got one pair of non-pleated pants recently, first in decades, certainly since HS. They are, for lack of better terms, "sexier" and more youthful looking but in every other respect they are inferior.
     


  9. Eustace Tilley

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    ^ Again, I broadly agree - but are you guys really getting moleskins and cords with pleats?
     


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    You raise a good point. More casual pants made of thicker cloth can be flat front--but I would have them pleated if possible.
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    You might say they put the Man in Manton.
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    ambrosi had no problem making me moleskins and cords with pleats
     


  13. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, but did he deliver them to you after?
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    yes, this was before all the troubles
     


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    I don't disagree with the idea that pleated pants are functionally better, but the aesthetic aspect is entirely subjective. This comes from someone who entirely supports pleats.

    Because of the somewhat recent talk on here about pleats, I decided to conduct an experiment. I had two pairs of pants made with the same cloth to the exact same specifications. The only difference is one pair is flat front and the other is pleated (single, forward pleats to be specific). I just received them (benefit of not using Ambrosi). If I remember, I'll try to start a thread with pics of both to let people see what they prefer on me from an aesthetic perspective.
     


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