What a regal name for a color! Perfect for an early 1970s Chevy Nova
or that imitation crushed velvet sofa that your Grandmother kept covered in plastic and no one was allowed to sit on
or in my case, a newly arrived pair of cords from good old Lands' End
Flat front in what they call "tailored cut", I like these pants. They're neither too slim, not too baggy...just right. The fabric is soft and velvety. I have a handful of other pairs like these, mostly in colors named after food such as "cranberry"(red), "cinnamon"(rusty brown) and "russet" (like the potatoes, a sort of brownish purple color) Seen here with a navy flannel blazer, blue shirt, rep tie and the abominable Toms/Rugby slippers (yes, I do actually hang around the house dressed this way...sometimes). With the streets as mucky as they've been, I wear these slippers exclusively at home, slip into Bean Boots at the front door, then into some tassel loafers I keep stashed at work. If this incredibly snowy month here in the Northeast has taught us anything, it's the value of a pair of dry shoes that live at your job.
Lands' End has these on sale between $15-$25, in odd pre-hemmed sizes. I picked these up in my waist size, with an inseam four inches too long, then had Mr. Lee cuff them. Nominal sizing is just that when you have a good tailor.
Outfit=Stronger than butt breath.
Great pants. That gold is perfect, not too yellow and not too brown. I wonder if I can make them work for myself. I find that women's cords are usually washed and not as plush as the men's version. My Land's End cords are not plush or velvety at all. Lucky men.
I have a question. I'm a recent convert to the nearly lost art of stylish dressing for men. Being born in the 70s but being a child of the 80s in the rural south things had already gone way downhill before I reached the college years. I'm wondering if you would be adverse to a few posted pictures of recent thrifting outfits I have assembled with a little critiquing?
I like 'em. The color looks really good with the rest of the outfit. It looks like I missed this sale, though.
what do you think of reverse pleats on a pair of cords like these? i don't normally like pleats, but it seems to work on chunky, velvety cords like this. thoughts?
I don't really have a problem with reverse pleats, especially on cords or heavy flannels.
I predict we'll be seeing a lot of reverse pleats everywhere soon. After all these years of the fashion industry telling us to avoid pleats like the plague, they're due to tell men the axact opposite any day now. Wait and see.
pleats: yes, i agree, giuseppe! just found a pair very much like these by "richards. made in italy" at the salvation army. never heard of them, but they fit me like a glove and the cord is thick and lustrous.
I love these cords. Too bad LE is out of the coronet gold. I got the Cinnamon color. Wife just told me I look like a 70's porn star. Oh well...
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