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25-04-2012 12:31 AM
If I recall your post in the "look what I just bought" topic, your shoes are reasonably similar to mine. A month or so ago there was an article here about white trousers, on which I commented that I didn't really like the idea. A month down the line and I ended up getting some anyway, though it was pretty much an obvious choice dictated by the fact that the shoes have white contrast soles and laces (I was going to get the same shoes in beige, but they were out). White trousers put some boldness into your outfit, but aren't as hard work in as other bright colours, so I think they're worth trying so long as you don't have all your combinations with those shoes worked out already.
Originally Posted by Nat
I've had a similar issue so far, and I've not worn them out yet because of the weather. I would say it's worth trying them still - once I tried them on with everything I was planning I was finally convinced it was worth it even with the impracticality thoughts in the back of my mind. Incidentally I was considering buying that exact same blazer (I never wear blazers, but the price, simple design, easy to use colour, and my love of all things double-breasted pushed me heavily towards doing so), but by the time I got to the store to try the shoes and trousers they didn't have any.
Originally Posted by Nath6644
That was my thought too, though looking at a few pictures through Google Images, it's not as crazy as it seems. Still I would personally stick to a darker brown to keep the attention drawn to the trousers. A bit of a small picture, but this was the kind of shade I was thinking of:
Originally Posted by antonclark221
I do agree with you, and my own purchases in relation to white trousers have followed a similar pattern. At the same time though, especially if the OP is looking for shoes he can use for other outfits, brown is a simple choice and is at least more interesting than black.
Originally Posted by Johny-B
25-04-2012 09:39 AM
Thanks Paul - useful post. I am coming round to the idea, and the outfit in that pic you posted looked awesome!
One question though - trousers or jeans? Or even chinos?! Can you recommend a good place to get them?
Also (ok, so this is turning into several questions...) do they end up looking very grubby very quickly?! I would hate that...
25-04-2012 01:43 PM
I wore white jeans to Glastonbury last year, along with white trainers and a white t-shirt. COME AT ME BROS.
Nat, they do obviously get dirt on them easily, you will need to wash after each wear (unless you're very good at keeping clean)
25-04-2012 02:37 PM
Depends how you're wearing them as to what style, but chinos or trousers will be the best option if you're going for smart-casual. Most high street stores will probably have them these days, but I got mine at H&M specifically, and I'm pleased with the quality and fit.
Originally Posted by Nat
And whilst I haven't worn them out yet, I can imagine I'll be checking everything I sit on to make sure it's suitably clean I think in the end you just have to be a little more careful than you would with darker jeans etc.
02-05-2012 08:09 AM
oyster grey. You'll never look back.
02-05-2012 09:46 AM
I would say a brown colour of shoe. Preferably a tan sort of colour would look good I think
Regarding Mens Clothes, my philosophy has always been - "The Simpler the Better"
Last edited by tajdon; 08-05-2012 at 02:37 AM.