Saturday, May 02, 2009

Suits and Pants

This is my favorite suit jacket. It fits me perfectly and it's so comfortable. When I bought it all those years ago, it came with a pair of pants that matched perfectly and fit like they were tailor-made for me.

The problem is that when I needed to wear my suit, I discovered (to my horror) that a seam in the trousers had worn out and split. It wasn't repairable!

So I went to the store where I bought the suit and hoped to find a matching pair of pants for the suit. Several hours later and many visits to other stores, no such luck. Time for a new suit. This time I bought a suit and two pairs of pants. You know, just in case five or ten years later ... Evil Fate strikes again.

So my question is this: What do I with a suit jacket that has no matching trousers?



PS. You may have guessed this already, but I don't wear suits very often.


Leni Qinan said...

(*puts her thinking cap on*)
Hm... you could always

1-Buy a pair of pants that go with the jacket, not necessarily exactly the same. Sometimes contrasts are very fashionable.

2-Ask Miss Sunshine for help (she knows, I'm sure).

Good luck, and when you find the perfect pair of pants, please post a picture!

Mel said...

Well, I was going for contrast. Barring that--Yup....thinkin' Miss Sunshine will have a plan.

New suits are fun. New suits with two pairs of trousers sounds like a wise choice.

kylie said...

hey skeet,
my teen boy want a suit jacket for wearing with jeans and tees so you could take aleaf from his book, donate it to a charity so some cash strapped young fashionista can buy itor put it in the wardrobe for another twenty years (or ten, dpeending on just how much of a collector you are)

God bless you and sunshine

zirelda said...

Wear them with jeans. Classy. :)

Amber Star said...

I was going to go with the charity option, but wearing it with jeans, if it looks right, is a good idea.

Technonana said...

Seems that many of your friends have great Ideas!!
My son would tell you to go with the jacket and jeans... and he is somewhat of a fashion plate.. you know being young and single, gotta keep the girls interested!!
Just ask Sunshine, she has your best interest at heart!!