Originally Posted by odoreater
I was just thinking about this same question today. Pants, for me, are an article of clothing that I just basically overlook. I'll wear really nice expensive shoes, and nice expensive custom shirts and expensive suits, but when it comes to odd trousers, I just wear whatever. Today I wore a pair of Kors trousers that I picked up at Macys for about $20. Looked great too.
Seriously. I have one pair of Gap pants, pretty much a flat front dress trouser cut in a wool herringbone that I have literally worn 100+ times (in trying conditions, i.e. work, getting under desks, I've worn them like jeans) and there has been absolutely nothing that has gone wrong with them; they always look great and get compliments, they are soft, comfortable and in looking around the construction (I did alter them a bit myself when I got them) there is really nothing to say it isn't a pair of much higher-end pants. I was examining a pair of Barbera pants I picked up to sell and yes, the fabric is a little nicer (though more delicate) and there is a lot of handwork but really, I don't see the point, at least not for a $270+ premium. I'd say the construction, in the parts that matter most anyway, is nearly on par with the Corneliani pants from Polo, and these fit me better. Ignorance really is bliss sometimes