You're trying too hard OP.
Someone that snobbish, and with money enough for tailored pants would not be trolling Datalounge posting stupid threads to begin with.
In a world as fucked up as you live in, do you find any shame at all in the fact you fret over and judge these types of things?
Yes, as long as you're old and too dead inside to care anymore.
OP has been busy and is posting threads all over the board this morning.
R2 wins! W&W for you evil person who caused hot coffee to stream from my nostrils as I literally laughed out loud while reading your reply. :-)
Just remember what we called the brand in my highschool: "Dorkers."
Wear at your own risk.
It is ok for gay men to do everything, just like anybody else. We are not a monolith.
We are just like other men. Except we just like other men.
But you knew that.
I wear them to work. They're flat-front and look like any other khakis. I work in a corporate environment as a specialist/consultant and my expected wardrobe is business casual. I'm not there to be a fashion plate and its not a very image-conscious environment. It's business; I'm supposed to look neat, well-groomed and professional. I'm not showing up in my electric blue skinny jeans.
Besides, they go on sale all the time. I don't invest any more into my work wardrobe than necessary. More expensive clothes would not impress anyone here. They're more interested in my work and the results I produce.
But I would never wear them outside of work, except to a happy hour or similar after-work social events. They are total dork-wear outside of an office or work functions. I like to look cute when I'm out and about.
Love my Dockers - one of the few pairs of khakis I own that fit just right and show off my ass.
I find that the majority of gay men don't really give a shit what brand of clothing you wear as long as you look good in it - if you've got a hot body, you can wear a used thrift shop t-shirt and no one will even think to care. Fretting about the label and manufacturer of what you or others are wearing (as opposed to the general style of clothing you wear) is generally for people who are insecure in their own position and hope that "high profile" labels will help reinforce their status.
Sure, I throw side-eyes at people who wear bad clothes, but it's because they look awful / awkward in them, not because of which company employed child labor to sew them together.
I started wearing Dockers a few years back, when they came out with their slim-straight line. Their Alpha khakis absolutely rock...they fit better than any pants I've ever worn, even those that cost three or four times as much. And they're well-made and last a long time. My ass and crotch both look great in my Alpha Khakis!
If there is no visible label, nobody can tell what brand of clothing you are wearing. The most important thing about wearing clothes is that they look tailored and fit you well. Period.
The Alpha Khaki line they launched a couple of years ago is pretty good stuff. They're cut lower and skinnier, are well put together and don't at all suggest "dork" or "golf dad." Good selection of colors, too--some office-friendly, some strictly nights and weekends.
Gay men should wear caftans, right OP?
Malcolm Gladwell on Dockers. Great read from the New Yorker a decade or so ago.