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Old 21.03.2015, 23:24
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fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

I'm a bit embarrassed to ask so please don't laugh too hard

I bought some really nice I really love them Hackett kensington slim canvas white-ish trousers. They are not exactly white but the pic below gives an idea:



Now my problem is that I want to use them with sneakers too but I am not 100% sure I will be a bit ridiculously with it. I want to combine it with a pair of Geox dark brown and a bit of black leather with some bits of white, and to me they look ok.

I can imagine Hackett is known to many Briton expats here and the question is whether I can use Hackett trousers with Geox dark brown snikers or it is a total violation of some dressing code?

Bottom line is I don't have too many problems at the moment
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Old 21.03.2015, 23:37
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

For the description you gave us, I'll say I don't see a problem but I am not British.

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Old 21.03.2015, 23:39
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

Sounds like an okay combination to me but then I don't have any rules or hang ups when it comes to what I wear.

Can you post a picture of your sneakers?
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Old 21.03.2015, 23:41
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

I just did a google image search and if your shoes look like what I found, I would not pair them with those pants.
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Old 21.03.2015, 23:46
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

I wouldn't worry too much, which footwear you choose - the combo probably wont last longer than half a day, before you need to change the strides due to dirt, stains and splashes, anyway.
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

OK here the pic of the Geox sneakers, it got a bit of white here and there, and the contrast doesn't look bad.

PS: I should have probably posted the OP to the http://www.italianforum.ch

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Old 21.03.2015, 23:48
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…. don't wear white trousers!
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Old 21.03.2015, 23:52
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…. don't wear white trousers!
Yeah that was in my mind for a long time until I saw how you can combine it, and it is really really nice. But this is a trousers color for spring/ summer where there is less risk of rain/car water splashes etc.
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Old 21.03.2015, 23:57
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

Looks good to me!

They will be just fine with the trousers.

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OK here the pic of the Geox sneakers, it got a bit of white here and there, and the contrast doesn't look bad.

PS: I should have probably posted the OP to the http://www.italianforum.ch

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Old 22.03.2015, 00:02
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Looks good to me!

They will be just fine with the trousers.
Thank you, I really like your positiveness

I also have good serious shoes, brown and bordeaux but I like to keep my options open for sneakers too. The shoe colors that seem to combine well with white trousers are white and blue but I don't like these colors on shoes so much ...
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Old 22.03.2015, 00:07
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

There's only one shoe that you should wear with white strides ........ a pair of Timberland boaters.


Anything else, and you'll look like someone who's received bad advice off a forum.
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Old 22.03.2015, 00:10
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There's only one shoe that you should wear with white strides ........ a pair of Timberland boaters.


Anything else, and you'll look like someone who's received bad advice off a forum.
Hahahaha yes indeeed that's an old classic I had forgotten about it.
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Old 22.03.2015, 00:28
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

My initial reAction to the quandry was "post a photo on Pinterest" - others will think it is on fleek and you've become a trendsetter...

Then I saw the photo of the shoes...nja.if you are going to wear white trousers you ought to do them justice and wear something equally impractical
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

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There's only one shoe that you should wear with white strides ........ a pair of Timberland boaters.


Anything else, and you'll look like someone who's received bad advice off a forum.
I totally agree- classic Nautica. Anyone for cricket?
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Old 22.03.2015, 07:41
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

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OK here the pic of the Geox sneakers, it got a bit of white here and there, and the contrast doesn't look bad.

PS: I should have probably posted the OP to the http://www.italianforum.ch


Ok, verdict:

Nope
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

IMO the chap in the photo has got it about right, brown shoes are THE thing. Did you see the Irish Rugby team all scrubbed up in blue suits with brown shoes? Looked tidy!
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Old 22.03.2015, 09:30
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

To complete the image of an elegant gentleman who participates, from time to time, in elite sports, you want a pair of these shoes. Note that it important that the socks match the colour stripe on the shoes, in this case aquamarine.
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Old 22.03.2015, 09:46
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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

For the authentic look, then it has to be white loafers - and no socks.



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Re: fashion tip needed regarding white trousers

Ok, in my opinion wearing white pants when you're not a doctor or a nurse on duty is somewhat suicidal....

But if you insist on wearing them, not with these shoes (which are great, by the way).
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Old 22.03.2015, 10:13
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I bought some really nice I really love them Hackett kensington slim canvas white-ish trousers.

Bottom line is I don't have too many problems at the moment
I think you do. Egyptian river syndrome is just one of them.
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