The Way Trousers/Chinos Sit On Shoes
Maybe (probably) this is just me being a perfectionist and fussy but the way chinos etc sit on proper shoes i.e. brogues really annoys me.
I find if they are a straighter fit with a wider hem, they will fall and sit on the tongue/laces of the shoes nicely. But straighter fit/slightly wider hem often means they are not as slim fitting in other parts such as thighs etc.
My preference is to wear slim (not skin tight) chinos/trousers which taper slightly - I wear them mainly because I often wear loafers, which I personally think suit a slimmer style of trouser leg. Loafers are great and although you can get smart leather ones, there are times that proper brogues and lace ups are necessary. But I just find with these same slimmer chinos the way they sit on the shoe causes them to ruffle slightly at the bottom. Because they are a slightly narrower hem, they are just wide enough to sit and fall over the tongue of the shoe, but only seem ok when standing dead still. Does anyone else have this same gripe?
I basically mostly choose chinos and trousers based on their fit and suitability for wearing with loafers and not proper lace ups - do most people think slimmer trousers look okay with both shoe types, which are very different. In an ideal world I would have each pair of chinos etc. in a nice slim narrow silhouette for wear with loafers, which can afford to be that bit narrower, and then a pair with just a bit longer in length by half an inch / wider in hem by a bit for wear with proper brogues and shoes. Sadly I think I'll have to compromise!
Also, what annoys me in stores and especially online is when they show a pair of chinos being worn with a pair of brogues, which look great and sit perfectly, and then the same chinos worn with loafers, which also look tailored to perfection..obviously they pin the chinos to make them that bit more narrow for the picture with the loafers.
I guess a solution would be to keep my chinos that bit less narrow so they can be worn with both loafers and shoes, but I really like the narrow style with loafers and don't want to compromise on that look either.....
Here's an example of ones that appear to look good with loafers and then scroll through pictures to the same ones with brogues ..but in reality it doesn't seem to work.