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post #1 of 11
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Ok here's the situation - My wife accidentally washed and dryed my black wool slacks yesterday which of course caused them to shrink - don't blame her, I left them in the wrong laundry pile   Anyways - I now need to purchase a new pair of black trousers and am looking for some suggestions. The pair that I am replacing where pleated and cuffed, however I am considering going with flat-front this time and in that case, I am assuming that they should not be cuffed. I also do not really want to pay more than $100, if that, for a new pair of pants. I was thinking of looking at stores like Banana Republic, Express for Men. I'm in Phoenix, AZ, so I've got lots of other choices, including outlets such as Nordstroms Rack and Off 5th as well as all the high priced department stores and lots of boutiques. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Bradford P.S. I'm 6'3", 180 lbs with a 33-34 inch waist and a 34-inch inseam.
post #2 of 11
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Ok here's the situation - My wife accidentally washed and dryed my black wool slacks yesterday which of course caused them to shrink - don't blame her, I left them in the wrong laundry pile   Anyways - I now need to purchase a new pair of black trousers and am looking for some suggestions. The pair that I am replacing where pleated and cuffed, however I am considering going with flat-front this time and in that case, I am assuming that they should not be cuffed. I also do not really want to pay more than $100, if that, for a new pair of pants. I was thinking of looking at stores like Banana Republic, Express for Men. I'm in Phoenix, AZ, so I've got lots of other choices, including outlets such as Nordstroms Rack and Off 5th as well as all the high priced department stores and lots of boutiques. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Bradford P.S. I'm 6'3", 180 lbs with a 33-34 inch waist and a 34-inch inseam.
Check out As Is (I think it's a NM outlet), last time I was there they had a nice selection of stuff.
post #3 of 11
Not being familiar with your area, I cannot offer any help with stores. However, with the style, although it is a matter of preference, suggest that you stay with pleated and cuffed. IMO, they just look better.
post #4 of 11
Bradford: Perhaps Thrac's talking about Last Chance. It's a Nordstrom Rack, and the one time I was there the place was pitiful. Try the Mills mall in Tempe- I've seen some pretty good stuff at both Last Call (which is N-M), and Off 5th. And the last time I was in the Nordstrom Rack in Scottsdale, they had a great selection. Also, the Clotherie and Carter's may still have some stuff from winter sales.
post #5 of 11
It's called As Is, I remember it fondly from the year I spent in Tempe, because it was only a couple of blocks away from where I lived. They had Borrelli and Lorenzini shirts there for 10 bucks each.
post #6 of 11
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Thanks guys - Koji - you're right, I always forget about As Is. I remember you mentioning that place last time you were in town. Steve - I'll definitely go out to Arizona Mills mall. IMO, Last Chance is too much of a crapshoot most of the time (it's not really Nordstrom's Rack because what they do is just sell everything that people have returned to the store - and with Nordstrom's return policy that can be anything. I've actually seen stuff originally from places like J.C. Penney's on sale there). Also - do you actually like The Clotherie? I know they have good stuff, but the few times that I've been there, I've been sort of put off by the attitude of the sales staff. Any suggestions on brands that I might want to consider? Bradford
post #7 of 11
Sorry about losing the battle with the washing machine   .  Well, since you're in Phoenix, you could probably go without wool.  Of course, you don't have to.  But if you do decide you'd prefer another fabric, I highly suggest Kenneth Cole.  I bought a black pair of his flat-front "stretch" (polyester, rayon, spandex) pants a little over a year ago.  They're very comfortable and look really sharp.  They were about $70, if I remember correctly.  And they handle water much better than wool   .
post #8 of 11
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They had Borrelli and Lorenzini shirts there for 10 bucks each
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post #9 of 11
Sierra Trading has quite a large dress pant selection currently: Corbin, Barry Bricken, Ballin, etc. Worth taking a look at.
post #10 of 11
Black trousers....wonder if either of these would interest you, by one of my most favorite ebay sellers: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....y=57989 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....y=57989 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....y=57989 you'd have to tailor the waist from 36", but wouldn't be a huge feat for any local alterations shop (the third one I listed might be just what you're lookin for) good luck.
post #11 of 11
forgot one...slightly above planned budget, but...wow.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....y=57989
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