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UK: What is the current name for 'combats' ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by adamt, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. adamt

    adamt Senior Member

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    I remember when i was 18-19, (now 25) comfortable casual trousers were called combats.
    i dont mean ones with loads of pockets, just 1-2 more but were a thin light material, normally khaki/beige colours that were very comfortable, and could be worn in and outdoors

    i will be wearing them with a thin sweater like this one : http://tinyurl.com/7ceudmc

    but looking at some online stores, its either tight trousers or chinos

    what is the correct current name of these 'combat' comfortable trousers?
    i am buying from high street shops today

    i know GAP refer to them as cargos, but shops like zara dont have them

    here is a photo of what i mean, my old pair

    [​IMG]

    thanks
     
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  2. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Distinguished Member

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    You mean, like this kind of thing?

    [​IMG]

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    I think it's perfectly acceptable, to wear cargos--a lot of SFers would disagree--as long as they are nice trousers. IE: They are wool or light cotton, well cut, etc, and not those stupid military-looking, bulky abominations! :p

    Those top ones are from Orvis; I know Norse Projects sell some as do GAP. I, even, think Ralph Lauren does from time to time.
     
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  3. adamt

    adamt Senior Member

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    Kind of, but that's with a belt and shoes, which is crazy,

    they're casual trousers, not formal,
    so in the UK what are what i described, called?

    i dont want the military bulky trousers, more of just a casual comfortable light trouser, no belts used
     
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    JapanAlex01 Distinguished Member

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    No belt? But what if they have belt loops?! :fu: :p

    Yeah, they're called cargo trousers. Uniqlo sell some--even if on the tight side.

    [​IMG]

    Orlando Bloom likes teh tight cargos.
     
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  5. adamt

    adamt Senior Member

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    they do seem to come under the cargo name, but some places dont call them, this

    here is a photo of exactly what i mean,.
    i bought these like 8 years ago from Burton, i know :s


    http://i46.tinypic.com/nla44h.jpg
     
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    adamt Senior Member

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    they do seem to come under the cargo name, but some places dont call them, this

    here is a photo of exactly what i mean,.
    i bought these like 8 years ago from Burton, i know :s

    [​IMG]
     


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    lasbar Stylish Dinosaur

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    Ouch..

    That's bad.
     


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    Those look like hiking pents.
    Try an ourdoors shop like REI or the UK equivalent.
     


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    adamt Senior Member

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    should of said, these cpmbats/cargos are for around the house, mayube the gym, maybe even popping to get petrol, nothing more
     


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    Yes an outdoors shop is probably your best bet. Blacks, Millets or the like.
     


  11. adamt

    adamt Senior Member

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    ive just seen these uniqlo ones, which seem to be what im looking for:

    [​IMG]
    They also come in Black and Olive

    they look like chinos with 2 more pockets, but i prefer the more casual look you get with cargos, i find chinos to formal looking


    Would you wear these to say , the shops?

    what shoes would you wear with these cargos?
     
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    E TF Senior Member

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    We couldn't talk you into a nice pair of chinos, huh?

    Have you looked at the MC casual thread, or over at the SW&D side here? You might see something to inspire you there.
     


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    I cant find this MC thread, can you provide a link please
     


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