Wearing pinstripe suit pants as slacks

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  1. shqiptar

    shqiptar Well-Known Member

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    I'm about to give a medium grey pinstripe suit (thin light blue stripes) to charity, but it's the pants that I would like to use as slacks. I would like to wear them with a turtleneck or pollo wool sweater, top coat, dress shoes for winter weather like today. What do you forumistas think?
     


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    I don't know what the rules say, but I do it all the time. I have a pair of black trousers with lt. blue pinstripes that I like to wear with a baby blue cashmere sweater. It looks very nice, and I wear it to the office on casual fridays. I frequently wear pinstriped suit pants as trousers or slacks and find they work well. But, my fashion sense is not extremely "top notch", so take my words with a grain of salt.
     


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    If this were a poll, I would vote no.
     


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    I do it -- very fine pinstripes though that blend in almost seemlessly with the fabric.
     


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    I do no like = it makes black dealer
     


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    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    Generally, I wouldn't wear a pinstripe trouser (sans coat) with a sweater as a sports outfit.

    It will look odd. You will look like either the absent-minded professor who was unaware that he was breaking-u the suit or the type of person who picks-up odds and ends at the thrift store.
     


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    The thing that's always kept me from doing it is, don't the trousers wear out faster than the jacket anyway? If so, wouldn't giving the trousers extra use speed this process?
     


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    I think pinstripe pants are fine to wear as slacks. I do it all the time -- usually with a plain navy or grey sweater.

    -boston
     


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    (shqiptar @ Feb. 18 2005,04:16) I'm about to give a medium grey pinstripe suit (thin light blue stripes) to charity, but it's the pants that I would like to use as slacks. I would like to wear them with a turtleneck or pollo wool sweater, top coat, dress shoes for winter weather like today. What do you forumistas think?
    I do no like = it makes black dealer
    Wow, I'm really trying to figure out this statement... koji
     


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    I have several odd Polo pinstripe trousers. I often wear the blue pair with a solid khaki button down shirt and the brown flanel pair with a button down blue chambray or denim shirt. Sure beats the business casual looks my coworkers come up with. [​IMG]
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I have seen Apparel Arts drawings of guys wearing striped trousers with a shirt, tie and cardigan sweater. Â They look like they took of their matching coat, and put on a sweater for comfort. Â One shows a guy wearing such an ensemble to play golf. Â Can you imagine wearing a tie to play golf? Â There are even pictures of guys wearing ties to go fly-fishing. Â That's dedication to the form.
     


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