Which pair of linen pants?

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  1. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    I'm debating a couple pairs of linen pants on yoox, figured I'd throw them up here for opinions. Definitely not for business wear:
    David Mayer, 51/49 Linen/Cotton
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    Gazzarini, 99% linen, really like the details on these
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    There's also a River 100% linen from shopthefinest. Lavender herringbone[​IMG]. What do we know about River?

    This will be my second pair, after a light blue Varvatos pair I got from vch. Opinions?

    Tom
     


  2. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Well, I'd get them hemmed to avoid dragging on the ground like that. I guess they're both good fashion-y pants, but this belongs more in Streetwear and Denim methinks.
     


  3. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Hmm, guess I could cross-post. I don't think there's anything inherent about any of them that makes them streetwear...
     


  4. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    I think the post is fine here. I would strongly prefer the Gazarinni. NOTE:

    I think River makes fine trousers and Ian Daniels is a very reliable merchant.
     


  5. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I don't really like the first pair too much...the coloring reminds me of old man jeans. But perhaps this is just the photo.

    The second pair looks nice, I like them a lot.
     


  6. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Of the two pairs, the second is my favorite. They'll look much better shortened to a proper length. Personally, I'd have the legs tapered some too.
     


  7. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    I'd probably prefer the weight of the cotton/linen blend. I even prefer the plain front on that one, which usually goes against my grain. The extra roominess from the pleats combined with the lightweight linen make the already loose fitting pants a tad too sloppy-looking for me.
     


  8. ineffable

    ineffable Senior member

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    out of the two, i'd choose the second. i agree with docholliday's suggestions. i don't particularly like the wide-leg look, but if that's what you're going for then not a bad choice.
     


  9. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I'd go for number two, and I agree with DocHolliday regarding the width.
     


  10. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Thanks all. Looks like I'm going to go with the Gazzarrini, hemmed to a normal length. Going to have to send home a foot locker full of clothes when it's time to get out of here [​IMG]
     


  11. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    I'd go for the first one, because it's a cleaner look and I prefer cotton/linen blend than pure linen. The other one is nice too, much more casual.

    !luc
     


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    Reevolving Senior member

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    To me, they're both vulgar and ugly.

    #1 looks like WalMart maternity jeans w/ elastic waistband.
    The 2nd one looks like pleated pajamas.
     


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    holymadness Senior member

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    ^^ ding ding ding we have a winner
     


  14. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    5 year old necropost. Nice.
     


  15. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Wow. I got the second pair, and beat the shit out of them in the DR. In 2007.
     


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