Sunday, January 17, 2010

Why I May Consider Wearing a Slightly Wider Pant This Season...Maybe


I'm consistently re-evaluating my wardrobe, both golf and otherwise. I bounce around and eliminate and revisit. I get sick of current pieces and bring out other pieces I thought I'd never wear again. I go from favoring muted tones to brighter colors and back again. So it's no real surprise that I've recently had an upheaval of my strict beliefs on the fit of my golf pants...

Off the course, I like my pants super trim. I favor a straight slim leg with a slight taper and 14" bottom openings. Not for the faint of heart... Anyways, the several pairs of golf trousers I wear have all been tweaked and now fit a lot like my everyday pants - and I've been hesitant (at best) of wearing anything on the course that wasn't cut to my exacting specifications. This kept me from wearing a lot of brands. I'd preside over racks of even the more aggressively cut stuff (JL, RLX, etc.) thinking, "they don't make pants that fit me." - I had effectively extricated myself from 99 percent of the golf pant market. (See here.)

That being said, it's a new year and I'm currently assessing my arsenal of on-course trousers. This change of heart I easily attribute to this pair of RLX Greens Pants I acquired from a buddy recently. The particular model I've owned several pairs of and because of their width, were now included under my aforementioned header of "pants I can't wear." Anyway, I tried this particular pair on -they are a size 32, I'm a 30 - and was pleasantly surprised. 

The extra width didn't bother me - I actually enjoyed having a little more space to move - and the way they sat on my shoe didn't bother me so much either. (In the past, I hated wider openings because they'd dwarf your golf shoe - granted, these Classics Tours I'm wearing in the photos are cut wider and chunkier than say, the new Icons.) And because you can never really tell without a photo, I took a few (above) and they actually sit pretty well. In fact, if I go down to my true size, the 30, they should be spot-on. 

A simple fitting and an open mind and here I sit, with a whole new realm of trouser possibilities for the 2010 golf season...

-KC

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Khaki Crusader; Bring your favorite couple pair of trousers to the show in Orlando so I can see what you're talking about; I'll be able to get you dialed

TM

NickL said...

i like that look, hotch

Anonymous said...

I may consider wearing frog green pants that are creased beyond belief. . Then again I might not.

The Khaki Crusader said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Simon said...

Hi guys like peter millar clothing but the belts are bad.Regards hurdy.druh belts...