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How appropriate are patterned chef pants?

post #1 of 12
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As in non-solid color, non-pinstripe, and non-houndstooth ones

 

Such as many of the ones here 

http://www.chefwear.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=76&DEPARTMENT_ID=35&

 

Thinking about buying a pair in something ridiculous/funny.

No one else in my kitchen has a pair in a non-traditional color scheme, but the company regulations do say that even fancy designer patterned chef pants are allowed in the back of the house.

 

Also I'm pretty new to my kitchen (~3 weeks) but I feel like I'm a part of the family/crew already and have integrated myself pretty well. I'm pretty quiet for the most part but can start chirping or dish out a few jabs every once in a while to throw people off (which fortunately has always brought laughter and not stern looks so far). Maybe some ridiculous chef pants will play right along with my personality?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 12
I don't wear them. I've never met another cook that seemed worth his weight that wore them.
post #3 of 12
Ditto that. And making your work clothes a vanity point seems odd to me, since my pants start falling apart after 6 months.
post #4 of 12

You can expect to see someone at McDonald's or Burger King wearing those.  I think those would really lower the dress appearance for professionals.  What is wrong with traditional?  Have you seen their dress code?  Before I bought some for work,  I would talk to your chef.  You walk in wearing those and you might have to go home and change them off the clock.  I don't care how funny you think you are, I don't think it would impress him if they have a dress code.

post #5 of 12

I guess the writing is on the wall, and I'm not one to ever wear pants like those either.

 

Look, the traditional chequer or houndstooth pattern was designed for one, and only purpose:

 

-Camaflouge

 

Those patterns and the colours do a pretty good job of hiding small spills and stains.

 

It's the same reason chef's jackets are double-breasted, if you have to go out and talk to customers, you do a 10 second flip-over and you have a fairly clean uniform without having to do a complete change.

 

Hope this helps

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post #6 of 12
You cant buy "quirky" or "individual" from a catalouge.
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post #8 of 12

If it's not against regulations, buy and wear what you want.

If you're comfortable and happy, only a jerk would give you grief.

While I've gone back to basic black, I still have many pairs of exotic patterned pants.

Saying someone who wears colorful patterns isn't that good of a cook is similar to stating that you can only prep well with a black handled knife.

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post #9 of 12

Between those and  the colored caps? I think it reminds me of Clarabel the Clown

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post #10 of 12
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Thanks for the responses.

 

I've decided against it as I don't deem myself worthy at this point, even though my kitchen is extremely laid back (racist rap music on blast, inappropriate/sexist jokes flying around when the GM is there, etc, and we're out of view of the diners)

 

Probably gonna get a pair of houndstooth pattern.

post #11 of 12

The kind of pants you wear does not define who you are nor does it make or break you as a cook.

 

Those who do not accept anything but the hounds tooth cooks pants are the ones who have the problem. 

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Black is back

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