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Black pants, or black jacket?

I want to wear some bold colors contrasted with a dark black. Which part should be black, and which colored?

I really like the look of the black jacket + colored pants, but I don't think its efficient to buy more pairs of pants than jackets. It seems much more versatile to have a pair of black pants and a bunch of options for jackets...


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honestly man, most people aren't going to care about how you look out on the hill.

i know this isn't the answer you're looking for, but go with function and waterproof/breathability over fashion. As long as you're comfortable when you're riding that's all that matters.
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honestly man, most people aren't going to care about how you look out on the hill.

i know this isn't the answer you're looking for, but go with function and waterproof/breathability over fashion. As long as you're comfortable when you're riding that's all that matters.
There are enough good, comfortable, waterproof/breathable jackets and pants out there to have freedom in choosing. And honestly, Id feel more comfortable if I looked good
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i'm not sure what you're trying to ask then?

if your goal is to look a certain way, and you've already decided you like colored pants and a black jacket, then it sounds like your mind is made up.

If you go with colored pants, you can always find a colored jacket in the future that matches. Black looks good and all, but you don't have to always have one item in black.
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My 2 cents, go with black pants. I think its easier to have a nice pair of black pants and then if I want a different look I have a few jackets that all look good with them as well as hoodies if its warm out, you might get sick of the color otherwise. Also the pants get dirty quick, black will look good longer.
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I also like the black+color combo. As snowklinger said, black really makes the other colors pop. I also like that I can pair anything with black, so when getting ready in the morning (or even when shopping) I do not have worry about whether the color(s) and/patterns match or clash.
But I prefer black pants with a colored jacket. I think of pants as my 'serious'/workman item of clothing (needs to be able to take plenty of abuse and be really waterproof) and jackets as something to have fun with. Also a brightly colored jacket makes it easier get spotted (both in the trees and among the crowds around the resort runs) and I am wondering whether a black jacket would be too hot on the chairlift on a sunny day (not a problem for me - I am always cold...)
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I find that my pants wear faster than my jacket, (and cost half as much), so I prefer to have a black jacket and change colors with the pants.
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Both options are equally good. also OP consider the 2 photos you posted and combine the colors. bright clashing solid on solid looks good too imo, like mustard pants, ketchup jacket, etc.

I only have one decent jacket and pants, trying to build a collection here.

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I find that my pants wear faster than my jacket, (and cost half as much), so I prefer to have a black jacket and change colors with the pants.
There might just be a connection between the two bold-ed bits...
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There might just be a connection between the two bold-ed bits...
Lol yea, I just wonder if they wear about 2x faster

It just so happens that my pants were top of the line, my jacket is middlin.

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