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Summer suit pant length?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mrxenyo, May 4, 2013.

Are these pants an appropriate length for a sockless summer suit?

  1. Yes

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. mrxenyo

    mrxenyo Member

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to go for the look represented here:

    http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now...tton-suits-under-four-hundred-dollars#slide=1

    I ordered a similar suit a week ago or so and it just arrived yesterday:

    http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=85424&vid=1&pid=235895002

    The jacket fits well but I'm a little concerned about the pants. I ordered 32L in spite of the fact that I'm 6'2" because I like the short sockless look that Mr. GQ is sporting up there. But at the same time, I also don't want to look like a complete tool with pants that are too short.

    What do you guys think? Too short or ok?


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  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    You will look like a complete tool if you keep trousers that short - no socks is also naff as are most things culled from pages of fashion magazines.
     
  3. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I would not go sockless with a suit. Ever.
     
  4. mrxenyo

    mrxenyo Member

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    Hmm ok, I'll return and try the 34L. Thanks!
     
  5. Mr Cucumber

    Mr Cucumber Active Member

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    I definitley think those are rockable. I guess it is a matter of taste and style but most of my pants are about that length.
     
  6. Benjaminba

    Benjaminba Senior member

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    Seems perfectly acceptable to me also. I'd only go sockless (well, no-show socks) with loafers, though.
     
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  7. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    Summer suit - no
    Summer casual odd-trousers - if you want

    As for going sockless, only with casual odd-trousers (in my opinion); looks silly with suits
     
  8. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    I would wear them a bit longer with a more narrow leg opening.
     
  9. mrxenyo

    mrxenyo Member

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    Did a bit more modeling in front of the mirror and have come to the conclusion that basically they are just pants with no break. So, slightly shorter than other pairs that I have, but not completely unacceptable or anything.

    Still, I'm thinking that I will exchange for the 34L anyway and just have my tailor take those up a bit to a quarter break. That will probably be safest.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  10. Davidof

    Davidof Member

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    You can wear top sider instead of these shoes and you will be rocking the fashion floor. You can check the beach style preference and they look fabulous.
     

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