Walking Out Gear

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by andylockett86, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. andylockett86

    andylockett86 Member

    If your band's walking out jacket is black, what colour should the pants be??????
     
  2. iaindrum

    iaindrum Member

    Underpants ?????
     
  3. andylockett86

    andylockett86 Member

    i'm sure the girls in the band would have something to say about wearing underpants-obv i meant trousers
     
  4. EuphStar

    EuphStar New Member

    they should be grey, but not too dark.

    ps a dog pants, a man wears trousers
     
  5. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    our walkouts are black and we wear black trousers with them. any other colour and you tend to get problems matching shades for different sizes
     
  6. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    I personally can't see the point. Apart from the added expence, bands have to mess around getting changed before the gig, getting changed before playing, then getting changed again to go home. The only bonus I can see, is that when the band is responsible for criminal damage, the pub knows where to send the bill:biggrin: .

    I'm not playing with anyone at the moment due to work committments, but when I am, my walking out gear is usually jeans and a tee shirt!
     
  7. oddbod

    oddbod Member

    I think you should sell the jackets and buy something useful - but that's why I'm called Oddbod.
     
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I can see the merit in having walking out jackets to identify you as a band, and to look smart whilst saving the stage jackets for the contest itself, but I don't see the point in having to have a second pair of trousers. As has already been said, it involves unnecessary changing and messing around.

    Alternatively, why not go for a polo shirt or similar, and combine smartness with comfort and a more up-to-date image?
     
  9. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    And you don't have to mess around getting changed before & after when you're walking out gear is jeans & a t-shirt?????????????:tongue:

    Having a walking out uniform where you keep the same "pants" on (I call them pants too ;) ) is definately easier option. One less item for forgetful players to leave at home!
     
  10. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    We keep the same trousers and shirts on, we just change the bow tie for an ordinary tie and the very expensive stage jacket for the cheaper more practical walk out jacket. It looks smarter and we also use the walk outs for outdoor concerts which saves wear on the stage jackets. Also the majority of stage jackets are dry clean only. Our walk outs are teflon blazers meant as school uniforms but they can be chucked in the washing machine. Much more practical when your likely to get beer spilt on you in a crowded bar or when rather drunken individuals fall over in the mud on their way home or throw up. Admittedly the latter is not something we expect of our members but it will happen with 1 or 2 individuals in any band.
     
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  12. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    All been well we will be wearing our walking out uniforms at Butlins next weekend so you can see ours.
    It all depends if they will be ready for us to wear:confused:
     
  13. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    My band has a black jacket with light grey trousers
     
  14. ssmith

    ssmith New Member

    My pants are usually different colours if I wear them on the outside I would look like Batman or Robin (that would be a good theme for Butlins).

    For me it has to be yellow with red polka dots!!!
     
  15. rebecca

    rebecca Member

    Hi Andy, ur lucky enough to have jackets! we, as you know, have polo shirts but we wear them with blacks "pants" and I suppose we look quite neat, lol!
     
  16. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Black Jacket? Then it has to be grey trousers. Shouldn't be black trousers, or it will just look like a cheap suit. :)
     
  17. BrianT

    BrianT Member

    James Brown

    Saw the James Brown tribute on the telly. His band were dressed up like a brass band - bow ties, tassly epaulettes and everything. Looked a bit odd to me - deeply funky band looking like they were about to do a park job.
     
  18. brasspistols

    brasspistols New Member

    Walking Our Gear

    When you say 'pants', I assume you mean trousers and not undies?

    Definately GREY for me if wearing black jackets.
     
  19. stopher

    stopher Member

    Allright Andy

    Black trousers got to go with grey for me but as long as your walking outs don;t resemble this
     

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  20. needmorevodka

    needmorevodka Member

    Yes, I would say grey trousers with a black jacket. As long as it doesn't involve having to change to go on stage.

    I once walked unsuspectingly down the stairs at the Leamington contest (notorious venue for having no changing space as many of you will know) and came face to not quite face with a scarily pantless (outer pant only that is, thank goodness) band that shall remain nameless. It wasn't pretty :lol:

    And also, there's nothing worse than ending up with someone else's pants during the confusion :eek:
     
  21. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    LOL! Nicely put!

    I don't see the benefit of having different colour trousers (pants?) in a walking out uniform. I pushed for years for my band to get ours - eventually we got some nice teflon coated blazers from a corperate uniform place which are washable for the inevitable mud/beer/puke/curry stains which happen on any given contest day. Ours are a dark blue and they look fine with black trousers which is pretty important as I would hate to be faffing about changing my pants from grey to black before a contest.

    We use them for other stuff too - the remeberance parades and odd carol jobs where uniform is needed. Perhaps a good job as our stage jackets are a fairly light blue and dry clean only!
     
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