summer dress pants

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  1. cmoto

    cmoto Member

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    I own exactly 3 pairs of trousers.

    Light grey flannel
    Navy linen/cotton blend
    Standard department store black cotton pants

    I wear a sportcoat to work most days. I have one navy and one light grey in wool, and one quarter lined wool/linen in light blue.

    I need some summer dress trousers. Can you recommend materials / colors?

    "midwest" business casual.
     


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Cream linen. Start there, and you'll be fine.
     


  3. robxznyc

    robxznyc Senior member

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    @cmoto I'm always amazed by some people's clothes without any sign of sweat when it's hot and humid outside. Whether I'm wearing a T shirt or a summer jacket I'd always be drenched. So for pants I choose lightweight breathable fabrics (no or little synthetic material), such as linen, wool/linen, cotton and summer weight tropical wool. In terms of shape I prefer pleated and tapered pants or flat front straight leg pants so that there'll be a bit more room around the thigh to let air in. I avoid wearing very slim flat front pants in the summer as they make my legs too warm. As for the pants colors, you'd probably want something less saturated or deep and since you want them to work with your three jackets especially the light blue one, I think beige and light grey are good options and they also work with your wool jackets. Cream I find a bit casual and can also make your legs look shorter and wider. And if all your existing jackets and pants are solid colors, maybe you'd want to integrate some patterns in your new pants.
     
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  4. Academic2

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    It's possible that pure linen might be a bit out of place with those jackets, though it's hard to say without more information. A linen/cotton blend in cream might be a better match (less wrinkling, cleaner lines). Luxire has a couple of nice ones. In fact, they might still be on sale.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  5. cmoto

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    I appreciate the responses!
     


  6. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Senior member

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    Keep an eye on what Unis has to offer. She offers standard colors as well as seasonal colors that are light but unsaturated which for me is ideal. I bought a color last summer called 'buff' which has a light pink tone to it that makes it pair wonderfully with a blue blazer.
    The stock rotates often and keep and eye out for sales.

    edit: Avoid their 'gio skinny' size. I was sent a pair in their skinny size accidentally and I felt as though I was wearing my sister's Gitanos from the 80s and I have a slender build.
     
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  7. LA Guy

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    Agreed. @cmoto , something like this might work well for you:

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    Might work well for you, differently styled. (http://www.unisnewyork.com/collections/bottoms/products/gio-sand)
     


  8. KnottyDappp

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    I like lightweight wool in the summer. It's counterintuitive but a light wool trouser can be cooler than cotton/linen as wool seem to wick better and allow more airflow. It also doesn't look wet or wrinkle as easily!

    I currently rotate in a super 100s suit from Indochino when I need to wear a suit and the bedfords & jamison from brooklynwolf which are both made in super 100s material as well.
     


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