trousers to wear with t-shirts

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  1. discopope

    discopope New Member

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    i just bought a T-shirt, pale yellow with a bit of cream to it, a sky blue/grey print on the front. it's a great shirt, with excellent hang to it, but i'm not sure what trousers to wear with it. i could always wear some jeans, but i'm going out and jeans seem so tired...any suggestions?
     


  2. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    T-shirt is for gym.

    Seriously, though, a t-shirt is very casual attire, 'nice print' or no. So jeans are your best bet. If the event/environment is too dressy for jeans, it's too dressy for a t-shirt. Unless it's a nice, dressy, silk t-shirt with sleeves 3/4 to the elbow or something.
     


  3. discopope

    discopope New Member

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    i mainly meant to find something slightly different than jeans to wear with it...not to dress it up, just as an alternative to denim.
     


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    Differnet sorts of cotton casual pants, perhaps in slightly faded summer colors or neutrals. I'm sure there are examples of this on the Sartorialist's blog.
     


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    i just bought a T-shirt, pale yellow with a bit of cream to it, a sky blue/grey print on the front. it's a great shirt, with excellent hang to it, but i'm not sure what trousers to wear with it. i could always wear some jeans, but i'm going out and jeans seem so tired...any suggestions?

    Some suggestions:
    * Linen pants (e.g. natural, brown, navy...)
    * Linen "jeans"
    * Fine whale corduroy "jeans (e.g. grey)
     


  7. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    In additon to linen, you might also consider silk or light-weight wool pants.
     


  8. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    In one of Flusser's books, Cecil Beaton was shown wearing a white tee-shirt, and some sort of a white suit with opera pumps, which looked quite jaunty.
     


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    josepidal Senior member

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    casual pants other than jeans? Khakis, chinos, cords? Cargo pants for sure.
     


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    mr monty Senior member

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    Linen trousers would look good with those t-shirts.
     


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    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    How about a pair of flat-front khakis?
     


  12. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Also, it's important to have the pants fit closely to how the t-shirt fits. You don't want a tight t-shirt and baggy pants.
     


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