Originally Posted by Thurston
Jos. Bank does carry their twill chinos, and I'm not sure what else, in 31" inseam - online only.
FWIW, I'm not in any way a shill for Bank. I just happen to shop there. I work in a very casual environment and in no way need suits or sportcoats for business. I have spent many years on the watch forums and have seen how otherwise 'normal' people get sucked into turning their noses up at anything less than a $5000 watch. Between education about watch movements and construction, exposure to fantastic watch porn, the allure of the exclusivity factor and peer pressure; many, many guys spend untold thousands on watches they never would have dreamed of a year pior (me included). Many of us eventually come to realize that, while we don't necessarily regret our journey, we may have been better off simply buying that one Rolex (the horror!) and avoiding Timezone. Because of that, I will remain mostly a lurker here and happily continue to wear garments from such purveyors as Bank. Do I think their products are anywhere near the top of the market? Of course not. But the prices paid are reasonable, access to their store is easy and the clothes look fine to me (and the rest of the 'normal' world, I imagine).
You are so naive
, do you really think you'll just be a casual lurker, going through life happily with your Bank trousers and never wondering what all the fuss is about Incotex/Zegna/Borrelli/Barba trousers? Do you think you will be immune to lusting after a pair of Greens/Lobbs/Vass, even if only for casual wear? I used to be happy with a 7750 chrono. Thought I had life by the balls. Then it hit me, though. I had to get a column wheel chrono, maybe a Piguet from Omega. Then, it had to be an inhouse column wheel movement. Then it had to be a handwound, inhouse column wheel because automatics aren't "real" watches, right? Then, I don't want to be like every watch schmo and have one of the big Swatch/Richemont brands, it has to be from one of the independent watchmakers etc, etc.
I'll save this post of yours for when you purchase your first Incotex, Oxxford or Neopolitan pants and you start burning the Banks.