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10-27-2012 11:10 PM
stupidmop Go with the blk pants. I wear blk burton cargos. Im able to match that with my two jackets (solid eugreen burton axis and a dc amo).
10-27-2012 09:01 PM
bozekid Yeah I'd say go with the black pants as pants get dirtier faster than a jacket. I have black pants with a nice solid electric blue jacket and I think it looks pretty clean and legit. It pairs well with a bright green beanie. I was never a huge fan of matching pants/jackets and pattern combos.
10-26-2012 02:20 PM
sheepstealer I dig darker pants. Like you said, they go well with everything. I've always bought a darker pair of pants and kept them around at least a year or two longer than when I switch out jackets.

Last year I went ninja. Dark, dark blue pants, black jacket, black helmet, black Smith I/Os with blue mirror lens. Straight samurai. Hhahaa
10-24-2012 11:45 AM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
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.
I wear an AK 3L pants and and AK 3L jacket so it's not a quality difference, just that pants cost less than jackets. Maybe not quite half, but close
10-24-2012 11:39 AM
mixie black pants are so SO SO boring. My first season I rocked black pants and a brown jacket and I was just ZzzzZZzzz over it.


Of course you can always add some flair with funky face masks, scarves, gloves, beanies and goggles. Sometimes I wear all black but have bright purple boots. Then I'll add a really obnoxious facemask and goggle strap.


Outside of that are other neutral colors. Try gray or brown pants instead. Or try to pick a main color to build your snow wardrobe around. I have a very heavy jacket that is a blue, brown and orange plaid. So I buy things in solids I know will match that jacket. I also have a light weight shell that's a bright turquoise, again it matches the 'theme' of the wardrobe.


the other thing to consider about matching solids is keeping the intensity of the color the same. Any pastel will really go with any pastel. Same goes for jewel tones or neons.
You know, neon green goes with hunter orange or chromakey blue. But neon green looks flat out wrong with a pastel blue.

Black tends to suck the color out of other things it's around. It's really best to NOT use black in an all solid outfit. Brown, black or navy is less harsh. Also, don't mix black with a print unless the print has black. It looks wrong.
10-24-2012 10:59 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
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.
10-24-2012 10:47 AM
hktrdr
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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...
10-24-2012 10:29 AM
snowklinger 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.
10-24-2012 10:28 AM
Lamps 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.
10-24-2012 10:01 AM
hktrdr My thoughts on this as posted earlier:
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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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