I’m craving a pair of tuxedo trousers that I can wear to work as well as weekends, so not truly tuxedo-tuxedo trousers. More like an homage to tuxedo pants. They have to have that awesome black stripe down the outside of the leg. Even dark jeans would be cool.
But I haven’t found the just-right pair yet. There’s plenty of yoga-type pants with tuxedo stripes, like this:
|Cute, but much more sporty than what I’m looking for.|
And when I come across a good-looking denim pair, they’re very size-limited:
|I’d wear these, with a bit more breathing room. ☺ But they’re not available in my size.|
I’ve seen some great-looking dressy versions, in the higher $$$ departments:
|Oooh, very nice! But $275 is out of my comfort zone.|
And fun casual versions that won’t pass muster for the office:
|I like these J Brands, but I’m not sure I love the white stripe.|
So the search goes on. I love a good search. What do you think about the tuxedo trouser?
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I adore them!!! Lucky and JCrew both have a pair I'm craving right now. But I still haven't bought a pair, don't know what's holding me back except that I think they are a little trendy and like you, prefer the uber-expensive ones. I do still have a tuxedo suit from the 80's that I probably should just pull out, haha!!!
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Love tuxedo trousers, and have contemplated doing a DIY pair at some point!
the right pants are the hardest to find…the tuxedo ones can be trickier but when done right, they are timeless and chic
Years ago, I had the best pair- lightweight light grey pinstriped flared leg, with a pink grosgrain ribbon as the tux striped. They were fully lined and great looking. I wore them with converse. Then I outgrew them. Pity.
I get frustrated with you crave a certain type of garment or color or cut and you can't find the right pair anywhere.
I'm not really loving the black/white thing, it does seem a bit tracksuit-y to me. A soft drapey fabric, black-stripe-on-black, would look very elegant, and could be dressed up or down. I think a wide-leg version of this style is something I could wear – and you know how I struggle with trousers! xxxx
I love the white trousers with the black stripe! The white stripe on the JBrands isn't doing it for me either.
I like tuxedo trousers, but I don't like the white stripe ones either.
As a pear shaped gal, I rather stay away from a strip running down my leg (I'm a bit lumpy) and the strip only add to it 😉 I do like the style though.
Ooh, love that! It's a must, thank you.
I'm with the looser fit too. Tuxedos are classy -Katherine Hepburn, not J.Lo. I have had workout pants with a side stripe and it can be slimming, but it's an entirely different thing.
I am like you, Patti…I prefer the chic black on black…the black and white ones look too much like athletic wear to me…hope you find what you are looking for!! Have a happy Saturday!!
I prefer a dressier pair – and Patti there is something with your name on it over at That's Not My Age today!
I prefer them with a loose fit and a soft, silky material – that is a classy style.
Love the J Brand skinnies but without the stripe only. Unless you are super slim I don't think the stripe does enhance your figure.
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Patti – This is a tough one. I finally found looser silk pants from J. Crew with a tuxedo stripe BUT they are grass green with a blue stripe. I guess we have to just keep looking!
Oh Patti….I've been searching for the perfect 'lady tux' for a very long time….hard to find!
Love tux pants. The white ones are super fly, but besides the price, i am waaaaay too messy for white.
I think that is one style I made a big mistake on once. I found a gorgeous pair of silk tuxedo trousers at the thrift store for $4. I put them back because I would have had to hem them. DUMBASS-me put them back. They were gone. D:
Ah well, It's a style I adore, but have yet to actually wear. I can't get those pants out of my head anyway, so maybe it's better? It's a bit dressy for my day to day style anyway.
Hope you find the perfect pair.