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Chinos with dress shoes? Twill Suit Pants worn leisurely?

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    Chinos with dress shoes? Twill Suit Pants worn leisurely?

    Hey guys, I recently received both (Great fit, end needs tailoring, crotch came unraveled, so probably exchanging/returning) (looser fit, needs all around tailoring, maybe even order another size)

    They both seem even steven in casual and formal, but as much as I'd love to keep the Jet-Blues chinos, the stitching on the seams has me worried it's too casual. You can see what I mean down the center in this "behind" shot.


    Jet chinos

    Could I wear the chinos with blazer, tie, dress shoes? If no,

    Could I wear the suit pants with a tee and casual shoes?

    Feel free to let me know how crazy I sound!


    IMO it's easier to dress up the chinos than dress down the suit pants. I don't think you can pairs those suit pants with a tee and sneakers.

    Onto the chinos: I guess that depends on your definition of blazer, tie, and dress shoes. I would say you could get away with a casual sport coat material (tweed, chino, worsted, camel etc). Same goes goes for the tie - knit or wool, preferably not silk unless it has a casual plaid/tartan pattern, etc. Dress shoes - beat up wing tips, nice long wings, bucks, even plain toe textured/smooth oxfords, etc will work. I probably wouldn't wear cap toes or any balmorals. Some wing tips may also be too formal; I have some AE Lombards in mint condition and I they didn't work well with chinos last time I tried to pair the two together.

    My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs



      +1 on Yak's points, avoid bals and closed toe wings...

      "The key to Success is the Quality of Execution"



        Thx guys. Yeah for a while there I thought I was going crazy. Once I wrap up the 'essentials' portion of my wardrobe, I'll revisit getting another pair of navy pants. But I have to say, the material of those Vineyards are fresh.