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Sooo...how do we feel about coral pink trousers on a 50 yr old man?

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ShellMex Fri 29-Jul-11 14:35:46

I am the man in question and yes I have name changed.

Just checking with you style mavens to make sure this is not the biggest style faux pas since the kilt and DMs look.

The thing is, I like these coral pink flat fronted chinos and they are in a sale and DW likes them too.

Am I having a late-onset mid life crisis, am I going to look like I'm trying way too hard or is it a younger man look or are they actually OK for a slimish 50 yr old bloke to wear on holiday or even on the High Street?

worldgonecrazy Fri 29-Jul-11 14:38:18

I really like men in coral pink, I always think it says they are very secure in their sexuality.

Fimbo Fri 29-Jul-11 14:38:53

Feeks no are you quite simply mad? They are in the same bucket of hell as bright red or mustard yellow thick cords. NOooooooooooooooooooooo.

cornsilksy Fri 29-Jul-11 14:39:33

Are they the Boden ones?

thestringcheeseincident Fri 29-Jul-11 14:39:50

It says Peter Stringfellow to me.

cornsilksy Fri 29-Jul-11 14:41:00

my ds wore mustard yellow thick cords when he was 2. He drew the line at pink trews though.

shmoz Fri 29-Jul-11 14:42:10

arf at stringcheese grin

tethersend Fri 29-Jul-11 14:42:18

Ban this sick filth.

cornsilksy Fri 29-Jul-11 14:45:35

I reckon it's these as modelled by Jeffry from Rainbow.

KristinaM Fri 29-Jul-11 14:46:44

Well i woudl normally say no

But im just back from greece and there was a 50 yo guest at the same hotel who wore coral pink trousres and a black shirt and he looked good. Although he was english he had spanish blood and dark hair and complexion

seasidesister Fri 29-Jul-11 14:48:44

grin tethersend

BilboBloggins Fri 29-Jul-11 14:49:18

They are a bit grotty yauchty, are they not?

TobyLerone Fri 29-Jul-11 14:52:19

Ageing gay man on the Riviera. Should be worn with a jumper tied around the shoulders. Or possibly a stripy blazer.

Fimbo Fri 29-Jul-11 14:53:51

Yes definately cruise wear. The new lee shur wear.

TobyLerone Fri 29-Jul-11 14:54:02

Also, if it's the Boden ones, they're only available in a 44" waist.

Only thing wrong with pink trousers on a man is pink trousers on a man with a 44" waist.

ggirl Fri 29-Jul-11 14:54:30

screams 'Tim-nice-but-dim' to me

herbaceous Fri 29-Jul-11 14:57:49

I think it depends on the body contained within the trousers, and what is to be worn with said trouser.

If the body is remotely paunchy, and the trousers accompanied by tucked-in office-type shirt and trainers, then NOOO.

If the body is lithe, tanned, and has a nonchalant hairdo, when worn with a casual jumper, sleeves pushed up, and no socks, it could be a little Phwoar.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 29-Jul-11 14:58:35

Massive Tory.

OR

Vastly gay.

LIZS Fri 29-Jul-11 15:01:12

hideous and always a really bad cut but a label like YSL so £££.

Selks Fri 29-Jul-11 15:01:57

Poor Shellmex. I wonder if he'll be buying them now? grin

TobyLerone Fri 29-Jul-11 15:04:08

It's what's called 'dodging a bullet', Selks grin

QuinnFabray Fri 29-Jul-11 15:09:40

I live in Cowes. You'd fit right in here.

MissBeehiving Fri 29-Jul-11 15:17:11

My Dad had a crisis like this with RED trousers. I had to save him from himself. <evil snigger>

herbaceous Fri 29-Jul-11 15:20:46

Maybe he's a massive tory. Or vastly gay. In which case he'll be pressing 'buy'.

AbsDuCroissant Fri 29-Jul-11 15:23:00

I'm with herbaceous - I think it could work if you're suave enough. I feel he could pull it off or he could.

Basically - you have to be hot and Italian.

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