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Postby Howyoudoin » September 10th, 2019, 10:52 am

I know i'm getting old but . . . really?

Who actually goes to buy a new suit and says 'I'd like the trouser legs to stop 4 inches above my ankles please.'

Example, guy in front of me at the station this morning.

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Looks even worse when done with a pair of smart shoes and socks, as worn by some men born in the 90s onwards here in the office.

HYD

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Postby bungeejumper » September 10th, 2019, 11:20 am

Totally the modern look, it seems. Check the guy at lower right, who looks as though he's just robbed a charity shop and is hoping nobody will notice.

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Postby AleisterCrowley » September 10th, 2019, 11:21 am

Very healthy, letting a bit of air get to yer ankles

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Postby UncleEbenezer » September 10th, 2019, 3:45 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Very healthy, letting a bit of air get to yer ankles

I'll stick to the shorts. Get some healthy air to the knees, too.

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Postby AleisterCrowley » September 10th, 2019, 3:55 pm

Along the same lines, can anyone help with my query on DAK?
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=19439
(baggy cuff shame)

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Postby sg31 » September 10th, 2019, 4:48 pm

Howyoudoin wrote:I know i'm getting old but . . . really?

Who actually goes to buy a new suit and says 'I'd like the trouser legs to stop 4 inches above my ankles please.'

Example, guy in front of me at the station this morning.

Image

Looks even worse when done with a pair of smart shoes and socks, as worn by some men born in the 90s onwards here in the office.

HYD


HYD, you are showing your age. It comes to all of us. Welcome to my world. :lol:

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Postby scotia » September 11th, 2019, 9:38 am

Howyoudoin wrote:I know i'm getting old but . . . really?

Who actually goes to buy a new suit and says 'I'd like the trouser legs to stop 4 inches above my ankles please.'



The ticks will love it when trampling through the heather and bracken to the loch.
On the other hand, when you step into one of our boats after some heavy rain, the water level may not reach your trouser bottoms.
swings and roundabouts? I still prefer trousers well tucked into boots - or a pair of waders, if dress policy allows.

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Postby marronier » September 12th, 2019, 3:02 pm

New generation , new fashion. Not so long ago, and especially on TV , men had trousers 4-6 inches too long which made it look as if they had corrugated calves. You're part of the older generation if your trousers stop half an inch below the ankle bone. Fashions flare and die the death.

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Postby bungeejumper » September 12th, 2019, 3:49 pm

marronier wrote:You're part of the older generation if your trousers stop half an inch below the ankle bone. Fashions flare and die the death.

Did you say flare? I have a pair of authentic seventies jeans with 24 inch bottoms, which I can offer at a most attractive price to a suitably informed connoisseur. Yours for four hundred quid, or six hundred if I include the heavy brass buckle and belt. What do you say?

BJ

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Postby scotia » September 12th, 2019, 7:15 pm

bungeejumper wrote:
marronier wrote:You're part of the older generation if your trousers stop half an inch below the ankle bone. Fashions flare and die the death.

Did you say flare? I have a pair of authentic seventies jeans with 24 inch bottoms, which I can offer at a most attractive price to a suitably informed connoisseur. Yours for four hundred quid, or six hundred if I include the heavy brass buckle and belt. What do you say?

BJ

And you could always wear a pair of late fifties drainpipes inside them to keep out the draughts.

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Postby Rhyd6 » September 15th, 2019, 5:43 pm

I can remember sitting in the bath wearing my jeans in order to shrink them so they'd be skin tight. At least now you can buy them that way. I can't understand the fact that some people have other people wear their new jeans in order to break then in ------- yeuch!!

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Postby Itsallaguess » September 15th, 2019, 5:50 pm

bungeejumper wrote:
marronier wrote:
You're part of the older generation if your trousers stop half an inch below the ankle bone. Fashions flare and die the death.


Did you say flare?

I have a pair of authentic seventies jeans with 24 inch bottoms, which I can offer at a most attractive price to a suitably informed connoisseur.

Yours for four hundred quid, or six hundred if I include the heavy brass buckle and belt. What do you say?


Keep up chaps - it's all about asymmetrical jeans nowadays!

https://www.insider.com/asymmetrical-jeans-are-the-newest-bizarre-denim-trend-2019-1

Cheers,

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Postby Bminusrob » September 16th, 2019, 9:19 am

The pictures show a sign of the times, where the "men" spend so much time with male grooming that they don't leave time to put their socks on.

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Postby Howyoudoin » September 16th, 2019, 10:41 am

Bminusrob wrote:The pictures show a sign of the times, where the "men" spend so much time with male grooming that they don't leave time to put their socks on.


Unfortunately, I can confirm that there are men that are happy to show the tops of their socks whilst standing up too.

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Postby Rhyd6 » September 16th, 2019, 3:54 pm

The photos remind me of kids who've finally "grown into" those trousers that were bought to last.

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Postby stevensfo » September 17th, 2019, 7:05 pm

This may work in the Home Counties, but out in the real world, they'll probably get people coming up to them and giving them a few quid to buy clothes that fit them.

As usual, the expressions on their faces say everything. That fine dividing line between wearing the latest fashion or being a complete pillock. :-)


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Postby UncleEbenezer » September 18th, 2019, 1:35 am

stevensfo wrote:That fine dividing line between wearing the latest fashion or being a complete pillock. :-)

There's a difference? :shock:

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Postby Lootman » September 21st, 2019, 12:07 am

AleisterCrowley wrote:Very healthy, letting a bit of air get to yer ankles

The name of this particular style, apparently, is "ankle grazer".

I know this only because my eldest son's girlfriend mentioned it tonight, in regards to a new pair of trousers she had just bought. I nodded knowingly at the time and then googled it after she left the room.

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Postby stewamax » September 24th, 2019, 10:08 am

I wear socks.
But not any socks but LONG socks.
And not just LONG socks but LONG LAMBSWOOL socks.
Not thermal or winter weight, just socks.

My lower legs may be smooth, shapely and in every way delightful but I am not going to give others the chance to admire them.

The only problem with my largely hidden strategy is that M&S :evil: have stopped stocking (sorry..) them except in black and grey, and even Wolsey, that panderer to the more traditional customer, have stopped selling them.
So I am starting up a branch of CABLES - Campaign for Authentic Brown Long Englishmen's Socks

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Postby Leothebear » September 24th, 2019, 10:39 am

Perhaps they are very long shorts?

They're maybe not as daft as having your jeans slung under the Pink marshmallows and walking along as if you've just sh*t yourself......


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