Plaid Odd Trousers?

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  1. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Anybody game for some plaid odd trousers?
     


  2. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Yes, definitely.

    I'll wear plaid/patterned odd trousers with a solid color wool sweater, patterned shirt underneath, and nice leather shoes.

    You can even pair them with something like a fine-wale corduroy jacket with good results.
     


  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I have some and like them, with a white or other solid color shirt, for non-business wear. I tend to get compliments on them, which means either they really do look good or they look conspicuously bad and people are being nice.
     


  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I think they look great with a white shirt. I prefer them with western style pockets for some reason.
     


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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like them with a cardigan swater and a buttondown collared shirt.
     


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    Flame Senior member

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    With braces and a porkpie hat. Avant-garde 60-70s punk at its finest!
     


  7. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I also like them because you can take subtle accent colors from the pants and tie them into the rest of the outfit.

    For example, light gray glen plaid pants with a faint blue windowpane woven in the pattern, charcoal gray zip-up cardigan sweater, and a white dress shirt with sky blue stripes.
     


  8. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Yes I love them.
     


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    With braces and a porkpie hat. Avant-garde 60-70s punk at its finest!

    I found some deadstock plaid pegleg trousers that I couldn't resist, even though they're all manmade material. Very retro, and very, very warm. But one has to suffer for that swinging '60s style.
     


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    Seems like they are strongly suggested for this fall/winter
     


  11. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I came across a pair of Brooks charcoal glen plaid odd trousers recently. They're great.
     


  12. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    All of my odd trousers are plaid/check'd. Sometimes I think I need to get something solid, but that's so boring.
     


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    IMO the best thing about plaid trousers is they can pair with the absolutely most conservative jacket patterns -- e.g., navy blazer, blue-black herringbone, and make the ensemble seem fresh and sophisticated.
     


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    I like it the plaid odd trousers--these a flat front by Dunheel. I'm also wearing a vintage 50s shirt, vintage Borsalino, Sutor Mantellassi suede monk strap chukkas and a suede Robert Talbott belt.

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