If anyone was wondering about bedford 519's - they're excellent.
They feel like trousers you could wear to the beach, then pimp up with some decent shoes + shirt and go to the office / on a date in.
Fabric is durable and stretches out a bit, and they don't bind on runner's/cyclist's thighs - they're comfortable pretty much straight away.
Size wise, I take 32 in 54's, 33 in 47's - and size 31 is the best fit in Bedford 519's on me. The short inseam length may not be to everyone's taste, but it keeps them looking sharp in line with that crisp 60's prep/beach style. Durable, stylish and unfussy basically - recommended.
Edited by edmi - 5/23/13 at 3:07am