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    Default Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    You know you're a grown man when you're calling pants 'slacks'. lol
    What does using the term "trousers" say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swangner View Post
    What does using the term "trousers" say?
    It means you also like to call jeans 'dungarees'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    It means you also like to call jeans 'dungarees'.
    LOL let's not get out of hand. Mostly I use "trousers" because I don't want to get laughed at when I travel to the UK. "Pants" = "underwear" there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swangner View Post
    LOL let's not get out of hand. Mostly I use "trousers" because I don't want to get laughed at when I travel to the UK. "Pants" = "underwear" there.
    I thought they were knickers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    I thought they were knickers.
    Both terms get used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swangner View Post
    Both terms get used.
    What about britches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    What about britches?
    Not sure about that one. But if you use those things that go over your shoulders to keep your trousers up, be sure to call those "braces" and not "suspenders".

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    What about breeches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    What about breeches?
    "short trousers fastened just below the knee, now chiefly worn for riding a horse or as part of ceremonial dress", of which apparently "britches" is a variant spelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swangner View Post
    "short trousers fastened just below the knee, now chiefly worn for riding a horse or as part of ceremonial dress", of which apparently "britches" is a variant spelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swangner View Post
    Not sure about that one. But if you use those things that go over your shoulders to keep your trousers up, be sure to call those "braces" and not "suspenders".
    What about galusses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    What about breeches?
    Georgia slang? haha
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    Georgia slang? haha
    Maybe! I think it's actually a bit British, my people came from Scotland, so who knows?

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    I was just yanking y'alls chains!

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    What about galusses?
    You mean galoshes?

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    Maybe! I think it's actually a bit British, my people came from Scotland, so who knows?
    Just referring to your pronunciation with the long 'e'.
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    Thanks for the advice everyone!
    I never realized what a clown I looked like dressing up before! Shirt all bunched up and poofy at the waist, and then I'm wearing classic fit dockers that come across as extremely loose when slimmer fitting dress pants have been the style for at least 10 years now.

    Okay, so I went to the store today and tried on a pair of modern fit Perry Ellis Portfolio pants and a pair of classic fit Ralph Lauren pants.

    The RL pants were 100% wool, and fit pretty well. Definitely more complementing to my body type. $175.

    The Perry Ellis ones were 100% polyester, and were slightly looser than the RL pants. I felt cooler and freer in the Perry Ellis, but I'm guessing that's because of the fit and not the polyester. $85.

    From my research polyester traps odors and funks up quicker. Wool it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone!
    I never realized what a clown I looked like dressing up before! Shirt all bunched up and poofy at the waist, and then I'm wearing classic fit dockers that come across as extremely loose when slimmer fitting dress pants have been the style for at least 10 years now.

    Okay, so I went to the store today and tried on a pair of modern fit Perry Ellis Portfolio pants and a pair of classic fit Ralph Lauren pants.

    The RL pants were 100% wool, and fit pretty well. Definitely more complementing to my body type. $175.

    The Perry Ellis ones were 100% polyester, and were slightly looser than the RL pants. I felt cooler and freer in the Perry Ellis, but I'm guessing that's because of the fit and not the polyester. $85.

    From my research polyester traps odors and funks up quicker. Wool it is.
    Wool is a good choice. Honestly, either one should have worked quite well. The Dockers, I'm assuming, are cotton?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone!
    I never realized what a clown I looked like dressing up before! Shirt all bunched up and poofy at the waist, and then I'm wearing classic fit dockers that come across as extremely loose when slimmer fitting dress pants have been the style for at least 10 years now.

    Okay, so I went to the store today and tried on a pair of modern fit Perry Ellis Portfolio pants and a pair of classic fit Ralph Lauren pants.

    The RL pants were 100% wool, and fit pretty well. Definitely more complementing to my body type. $175.

    The Perry Ellis ones were 100% polyester, and were slightly looser than the RL pants. I felt cooler and freer in the Perry Ellis, but I'm guessing that's because of the fit and not the polyester. $85.

    From my research polyester traps odors and funks up quicker. Wool it is.
    Linen or linen-blend (usually a linen-cotton blend) can be very comfortable in warmer weather, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone!
    I never realized what a clown I looked like dressing up before! Shirt all bunched up and poofy at the waist, and then I'm wearing classic fit dockers that come across as extremely loose when slimmer fitting dress pants have been the style for at least 10 years now.

    Okay, so I went to the store today and tried on a pair of modern fit Perry Ellis Portfolio pants and a pair of classic fit Ralph Lauren pants.

    The RL pants were 100% wool, and fit pretty well. Definitely more complementing to my body type. $175.

    The Perry Ellis ones were 100% polyester, and were slightly looser than the RL pants. I felt cooler and freer in the Perry Ellis, but I'm guessing that's because of the fit and not the polyester. $85.

    From my research polyester traps odors and funks up quicker. Wool it is.
    Also, yeah, baggy looks sloppy nowadays. Also, pleated. Stay away from the pleats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Also, yeah, baggy looks sloppy nowadays. Also, pleated. Stay away from the pleats.
    Amen to those points. Flat-front only.

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    Conservative pleats can look good when you have a slim physique and are wearing tailored clothing, especially if you're building a more high-waisted, retro suit look. Nobody should say that Cary Grant, one of the classiest gents to ever do it, looked bad in pleated pants.

    But on off-the-rack clothes, avoid the pleats. They rarely lay the right way on the leg and rarely build the right silhouette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    Conservative pleats can look good when you have a slim physique and are wearing tailored clothing, especially if you're building a more high-waisted, retro suit look. Nobody should say that Cary Grant, one of the classiest gents to ever do it, looked bad in pleated pants.

    But on off-the-rack clothes, avoid the pleats. They rarely lay the right way on the leg and rarely build the right silhouette.
    True. You still see that a lot in very formal wear, the pleats. Some tux styles still have that going on. It looks fine, maybe dated, but it doesn't look bad.

    'Off the rack' khakis with pleats has never looked good. Ever. And pleated jeans? What would be going on in a company's brain trust to give that a green light? A dare? A joke idea that someone accidentally took seriously? lol
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    I'll tell you a good dress pant: Ralph by Ralph Lauren slim-fit flat-front. I picked up 2 pair on sale at Dillard's on Saturday. They fit me beautifully. I liked them so much I bought 3 more pairs today. I paid between $49 at most and $28 at least. I think they're actually machine washable, but I'll do my best to avoid that.

    They have a nice hand and feel like very much like more expensive pants. Of course, they retail for around $100.

    I wear dress pants a ton between work and church.

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    That's a good deal. I'll have to keep that in mind for me next trip to get a pair. I have about three khakis that I wear in my rotation. Two pair from Express and one from J Crew. I do have one pair from American Eagle but I don't wear them often, I don't like the fit.
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    while I would say going to the tailor is a good thing I would not advise going the route that you're taking in regards to shirts. It would be like putting lipstick on a pig. Rather save the money you would have spent on the base shirt and the tailoring of it and put that towards a custom shirt. There is more to a shirt fit than the waist. Like having a sloping shoulders, different size arms, different size wrist, bicep fit, chest fit, the need for a different button stands on the collar and many, many more veritable's that go into making sure a shirt fits you properly. As other have said I am a fan of Brooks Brothers shirts and even more so their custom shirt program that starts at 138.00
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    Default Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    Wool it is.
    You made the right choice.

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    Personally always had formal/suit slacks that can only be dry cleaned, while most dress shirts owned so far can be machine washed, since most are either 100% or high proportion cotton

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post

    I wear dress pants a ton between work and church.
    100% wool or a blend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    100% wool or a blend?
    I'd say a blend for most. I found 3 more pair of these Ralph by Ralph Lauren pants in another city for around $28 a pair. So I'm set on dress pants for a while.




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