Semi formal pants question!

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  1. smileyjax

    smileyjax Member

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    Ok I get it. I guess I'm that type of guy who would wear something like that.

    It seems there is nothing in my wardrobe that would go well with it.
     


  2. kingster

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    There are other colors apart from black - colored pants such as a dark blue twill would be a nice a;ternative to the black or grey pants.
     


  3. smileyjax

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    What kind of button downs though? Dress button downs that go under suits or just like works hurts from levis or something?
     


  4. Quixote

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    I will often wear an oxford cloth button down shirt with khaki pants, a tie, and a blazer or sweater.
     
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  5. smileyjax

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    Wearing these kinds of pants with a blazer and polo with boat shoes reminds me of Lacoste ads.
     


  6. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    Man. SF is in a world of trouble when I am the sartorial guru in a thread.

    1) Unless you are a waiter, the only black pants any man owns had better be part of a tuxedo.

    2) Anything that is described as "classy" or "dressy" isn't.

    3) Khakis are not "semi-formal" under any definition of that notoriously squishy term They are casual wear. The highest they get up the formality food chain is when they are worn with a blue blazer and a tie, commonly known (at least since Manton invented the term) as a California Tuxedo. This is really only suitable (heh) for events that are just above casual, preferably outside and during the day.
     
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  7. Quixote

    Quixote Well-Known Member

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    I agree that black khakis should never be worn unless you are a waiter but khakis and a blazer or sweater are acceptable for certain work environments. Not every job requires a suit, and khakis worn with a tie and blazer can be worn in certain offices, especially if your job observes a casual Friday. Where and when you wear khakis depends where you work and what your style is, in my opinion.
     


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  9. smileyjax

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    Hey bounder. Regarding your first point. What about black jeans or faded black jeans? They ok?
     


  10. Bounder

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    Black jeans are really an SW&D thing. So in the context of this forum, no.

    Jeans are barely acceptable in the MC hierarchy. They should be dark blue. Faded/acid washed/distressed is right out.

    And, yes, I know, a variety of strange pants are acceptable in MC, including pink pants with little whales embroidered on them. But don't look at me. I don't make the rules. Manton does.
     


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    Ok, well what about if you are dressing formal without a jacket? Like the way snooker players dress.

    A dress shirt, bow tie and a vest. Would it be ok to wear black twill khakis with it?
     


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    1) Khaki is a colour. It is thus not possible to wear black khaki unless you work in a cole mine.

    2) Re-reading Bounder's first post in this thread might be a good idea as might searching for the definitions of formal wear - there is no "formal without a jacket".
     


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    that is in NO WAY semi-formal.
     


  14. Bounder

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    A lot of people here won't appreciate how elegant snooker players really are.

     


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    I mean something like this on top. Would it be ok to wear black twill chinos as pants or would formal dress pants be better?

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