Scottish Tartan Pants: Yay or Nay?

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  1. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    I'm thinking of getting the Black Watch and Royal Stewart to wear with my navy blazer, black silk/wool sportcoat, and camel-coloured cashmere blazer.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks.

    (And no, I'm not Scottish!)
     
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    I'm a member of the Grant clan but I don't particularly like my own tartan or any of the ones you posted.

    I have seen some plaid pants I liked a lot, but I'm not sure exactly what it is about a plaid pattern that makes it desirable (to me) or not with respect to being placed on a pair of pants.

    I guess part of it is subtlety: one of the pairs I'm thinking of was a pair of Diesel pants, mostly grey with some blue in it, so being more subdued than bright greens and reds helps, certainly as far as everyday casual- or business-wear goes.

    What kind of shoes would you wear with those? And how would any of the pants go with a camel colored top?
     
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    I'm a member of the Grant clan but I don't particularly like my own tartan or any of the ones you posted.

    I have seen some plaid pants I liked a lot, but I'm not sure exactly what it is about a plaid pattern that makes it desirable (to me) or not with respect to being placed on a pair of pants.

    What kind of shoes would you wear with them? And how would any of those go with a camel color top?


    Camel, I find, goes well with quite a lot of colours. Camel is very neutral.

    Shoes? I'd most likely wear oak brown plain toes and plain black calf (most likely lace-ups).
     
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    They look like pyjama bottoms to me. Please don't do this to yourself.
     
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    I think it's a very unique look.
     
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    I recently bought a pair of tartan trousers from Levi's expensive line at Barneys.
     
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    Tartan trousers seem to be all the rage... with the oldies on golf courses, and with the young'uns on ski slopes.
     
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    I respect that you like them. I like tartans fine, but these are rather loud, aren't they?
    Sincerely, aside from a golf course or country club, where can you wear pants like these?
     
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    They can look good with black tie, otherwise leave it to the punks.
     
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    you could only get away with it if you have a size <30 waist, over 5ft10, under 32, and live/work/walk around the shoreditch/hoxton/brick lane* area - will you shot if you cross the thames and hate crime'd if you venture past dalston to the north.

    *edit to suit hipster parts of your city

    do those have pleats?
     
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    you could only get away with it if you have a size <30 waist, over 5ft10, under 32, and live/work/walk around the shoreditch/hoxton/brick lane* area - will you shot if you cross the thames and hate crime'd if you venture past dalston to the north.

    *edit to suit hipster parts of your city

    do those have pleats?


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    I have a pair of Black Watch pants from RL. I picked them up a few months ago and will be wearing them to a Christmas party in a few weeks. Blue blazer, white OCBD, butter yellow tie and either black loafers or black captoes. I find them a bit costumey, but at least I won't be the guy with the Christmas tie that lights up.
     
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    Nay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I think it's a very unique look.


    You answered your own question. If you think it's a unique look and you want to do it then go for it. Don't let the internet stop you.
     
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    I support the wearing of the Black Watch, which are really pretty muted. I'd like to have a pair of them myself. (My endorsement may kill the look for you, though.)
     

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