The dreaded odd navy pants... revisited

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, May 31, 2013.

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    And while worsted might be just as good with a summer jacket as with a winter one, summer pants will be better than worsted with the summer jacket, winter pants better than worsted with the winter jacket.

    I concede that worsted is versatile, so I can see its value if you want to economize, but given the amounts many here spend on clothing, that seems less of a concern.
     


  2. Grayland

    Grayland Senior member

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    I wear navy odd trousers quite a bit. I teach at a college and often wear sweaters with shirt & tie. I find navy trousers very versatile and usually wear them with gray or tan sweaters.
     


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    I have navy chinos and cords, considering navy flannel odd-trousers (Minnis 16oz cloth).
     


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    not really.

    I'm not wearing linen pants in late october when it can be 40 degrees in the morning and 75 during the day. Nor am i wearing flannel in the spring where it can be 80 during the day and 40 at night.
     


  5. in stitches

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    i dont think any of my navy penst are worsted.

    either way, i really never will understand the outright hate for navy pants across the board. i think its ridiculous.
     
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    Vox once said to me that he believes that a navy linen odd trousers could not be donned successfully with a coat and tie. I'm not sure if I agree with him, but I do feel that a navy linen odd trousers tends to work better in more casual settings.
     


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    I think the critical point here is that there are only a few occasions where substituting different pants for the navy ones wouldn't make the outfit look better.
     


  8. unbelragazzo

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    Personally I'd be fine with a heavyish linen or a light-ish flannel in these circumstances, depending on the humidity, but ymmv.
     


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    interesting. i do not usually wear my navy pants with a tie.
     


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    I wear them when painting my house.
     


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    this, they look better without a jacket. no real combo, as vox said
     


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    :fu:


    i would generally agree to this, but with a tan, brown or gray casual SC it can be quite nice imo.
     


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    Add gabardine to this (for the in-between weather), and subtract donegal, which I have no idea what to do with (two tweeds at once?) and I agree.

    Related question: what the heck do you wear with donegal trousers? Of course, I could see them, in navy, with a sweater in an interesting color...
     


  14. unbelragazzo

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    I've got a dark brown herringbone in the works that I think will work well with some light grey donegal trousers. Also sweaters or casual suede jackets on the wknd. There's no need to deviate from flannel if you'd rather not. I have I think 5 pairs of flannel trousers. The donegals that arrive with my herringbone SC will be my first.
     


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    But I don't see anything wrong with tweed on tweed. Cashmere SC would be good with donegal too.
     


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