Article: 19791001188

Title: Going Straight

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Going Straight
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Suddenly last summer, everything below the male waist changed. It might have had something to do with the terrific way girls looked in tight-legged jeans. (They certainly affect us below the waist.) And perhaps it is inevitable that we tire of dressing the same way, day after day. Whatever the reason, almost overnight, wide, flared slacks looked as dated as Gene Sarazen's knickers--and trouser legs tightened up, but quick. Just in case this slight alteration took you by surprise, here are seven pairs of narrow-cut slacks ranging from a dressy wool flannel style to a knockabout denim that will give you a leg up on building a better pants wardrobe. We chose them as examples of basic styles that are adaptable to most situations. For more versatility, also check out what's available in satin, velvet, etc. Why shouldn't putting your pants on be fun, too?
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Suddenly last summer, everything below the male waist changed. It might have had something to do with the terrific way girls looked in tight-legged jeans. (They certainly affect us below the waist.) And perhaps it is inevitable that we tire of dressing the same way, day after day. Whatever the reason, almost overnight, wide, flared slacks looked as dated as Gene Sarazen's knickers--and trouser legs tightened up, but quick. Just in case this slight alteration took you by surprise, here are seven pairs of narrow-cut slacks ranging from a dressy wool flannel style to a knockabout denim that will give you a leg up on building a better pants wardrobe. We chose them as examples of basic styles that are adaptable to most situations. For more versatility, also check out what's available in satin, velvet, etc. Why shouldn't putting your pants on be fun, too?

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No, we're not handing you a line when we say that the seven pairs of slacks hanging below are an excellent beginning to your new narrowlegged wardrobe. At far left are pleated wool flannel ones lined to the knee, by Georgette Ghica Designs, about $105. Next to them: a wool tweed style with a continuous waistband, by Lonergan/Amerigo, about $80. Third from left: cotton corduroy superslim straight-legged jeans, by The Lee Company, about $20. In the middle: a pair of worsted wool twill single-pleated slacks with an extension waistband, belt loops and off-seam pockets, by Trousers by Barry, about $100. For denim fans, these cotton ones, by Pierre Cardin Jeans, have jean pockets and tapered legs, about $36. Second from right: wool herringbone slacks with belt loops featuring a double-pleated front, top pockets and two button-through flap pockets, plus tapered legs, by Georges Rech, about $145. At far right: a pair of Dacron/cotton double-pleated slacks that come with a green-canvas belt and have on-seam pockets, a button-through pocket and tapered legs, from John Weitz Slacks by Glen Oaks, about $25.
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