Striped odd pants ?

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  1. rssmsvc

    rssmsvc Senior member

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    Hello,

    Any opinions on striped odd pants ?
     


  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    They're odd.
     


  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Only in strollers and morning suits or streetwear.
     


  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not for me. A bit too Express -- like they should be worn with a blue shirt and Kenneth Cole shoes.
     


  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    It depends very much on the fabric and stripes.
    If they look like suit pants >>> No deal
    If they don't like suit pants >>> Deal (maybe)
     


  6. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    I rather like it. It takes the proper shirt/jacket to pull it off.


    Not for me. A bit too Express -- like they should be worn with a blue shirt and Kenneth Cole shoes.

    When, oh WHEN will Express and stripey shirts and Banana Rep. be acceptable? On what fated day will the stars align and the demon AmJack shall be banished??
     


  7. Charley

    Charley Senior member

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    The Ben Silver catalogue that arrived today had an offering in summer white flannel with a widely spaced dark blue stripe. Darned good looking, while seldom available today. I even liked them at full price.
     


  8. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    I do it. anthracite with subtle pinstripe. It looks good with a lot of things.

    !luc
     


  9. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    I like odd striped trousers.

    I like them with a black jacket.

    Then again, I like these things with a wing collar, linen bands around the neck, a black gown and a horsehair wig.

    Striped trousers as daywear are a throwback to the morning-suit era, still preserved by some barristers (especially in London). Not a bad look, but needs some serious gravitas to do it well...
     


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    Dmax Senior member

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    I wear them. Mine are even made by Banana Republic (ohh the horror). Sometimes even with a stripy shirt (different size stripes than the pants). No Kenneth Cole shoes however.
     


  11. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I have a few pairs - none from a particularly good mfg (certainly no Incotex, lol). However, I like them for say clubs and the like, better than just plain monochromatic trousers IMHO.

    P.s. I would buy Incotex pin/chalk striped trousers in a flash if I found them at a good price.
     


  12. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Conservative colors, with something to draw attention toward the face.

    Seldom flattering on the long-legged.
     


  13. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    I think they look good in the right contex.

    also whats up with thinking striped shirts are bad, we sell a crap load of them and i see them with a lot of suits.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I like them especially black ones worn with brown shoes.
     


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    I met a busdriver yesterday, wored a black striped trouser.
     


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