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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I really like the cost point and style of Brooks Brothers for my line of work.

Finding shirts for me is no problem but I'm having issues finding the right slacks. I don't like to shop so I want to find a store/name-brand that once I know my size in their line I can walk in, grab color I want, and walk out knowing it will fit and look great and have decent wear. I've tried out every type of slack that BB offers but they just don't fit right which is very disappointing.

I'm looking for suggestions on another store line that is very similar. I have yet to look into Jos A Banks and Hugo Boss. Suggestions?

 
post #2 of 14
You need to describe what you are looking for in more detail. What line of work? What style of pants?
post #3 of 14
J Crew pants/trousers aren't a bad choice at all and they come in a variety of different fits (Relaxed, Regular, Classic, Urban Slim, 484 Slim .. in ascending order of slimness). The price is right and the quality is there as you move up the price-range (ie: the Wool Ludlow trousers).

Also, have you looked at Ralph Lauren?
post #4 of 14

What is the fit problem?  It's impossible to recommend slacks without knowing the specifics on why Brooks Brothers slacks do not fit you right.

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

I'm in construction and interact with all types; Owners/Clients, Architects, Engineers and Subcontractors. Classic style works better because of this and to be trendy wouldn't go over well in this industry. 

 

The problem was in the crotch which was too snug and no I don't wear my belt up over my belly button.  I really liked the Express Producer/Agent line but they always unraveled in different areas after just a short amount of wear and I was tired of having them fixed.

 

Whenever they take measurements they say I'm along the lines of average/medium build.  Typically wear a size 33/30 pants.  I'm 5'9 and 165lbs.  $150-200 for a pair of slacks fits my budget.

post #6 of 14
I'd go with Hugo Boss if I were you. Banana Republic has decent pants in that price range too. BB pants tend to tent up on me, so I've always eschewed them. Pants are not easy. Oh yes, I wouldn't use the word "slacks" around here. haha

Just go with a straight cut, no pleats, and you'll be good to go. 33 sounds sort of big though if you're 169 and 5'9". You might want to slim down to 32 at least.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Nevnor View Post

I'm in construction and interact with all types; Owners/Clients, Architects, Engineers and Subcontractors. Classic style works better because of this and to be trendy wouldn't go over well in this industry. 

The problem was in the crotch which was too snug and no I don't wear my belt up over my belly button.  I really liked the Express Producer/Agent line but they always unraveled in different areas after just a short amount of wear and I was tired of having them fixed.

Whenever they take measurements they say I'm along the lines of average/medium build.  Typically wear a size 33/30 pants.  I'm 5'9 and 165lbs.  $150-200 for a pair of slacks fits my budget.

I'm 5'9" about 160 lbs and typically wear size 32 pants (32/31 in BB Milano). I would suggest giving Epaulet pants a try. Unless you live in New York, you can't try them in person, but their trousers and chinos are awesome and fit me great (and since you're an SF member, they will accept return for refund for you). The Brooks Brothers Milano cut fits me pretty well, but the Epaulet Walt cut is just about perfect for me. And they are made in USA to boot. The measurement guide they offer on the website is pretty accurate, so perhaps you can compare them with your Express pants to see if they should fit you.
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

I'd go with Hugo Boss if I were you. Banana Republic has decent pants in that price range too. BB pants tend to tent up on me, so I've always eschewed them. Pants are not easy. Oh yes, I wouldn't use the word "slacks" around here. haha
Just go with a straight cut, no pleats, and you'll be good to go. 33 sounds sort of big though if you're 169 and 5'9". You might want to slim down to 32 at least.


Interesting opinion about my size especially since my wife, who is a Registered Dietitian, doesn't think so.  However, I respect your input about stores and their clothing line, bean-pole.

 

post #9 of 14
^^^^ Not sure if they would meet your needs....You might want to give Lands End pants a look.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

You might want to slim down to 32 at least.

Are you calling him fat? LMFAO

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post #11 of 14
Try Corbin. Great quality, fit and fabric selection.
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

I've looked at Lands End and they seem too casual for what I need.  I need a nicer set of pants and nothing that looks like Dockers unless I've missed their better line?

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Nevnor View Post

I've looked at Lands End and they seem too casual for what I need.  I need a nicer set of pants and nothing that looks like Dockers unless I've missed their better line?

Were you looking at their dress pants, specifically their year-round wool pants?
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


I'm 5'9" about 160 lbs and typically wear size 32 pants (32/31 in BB Milano). I would suggest giving Epaulet pants a try. Unless you live in New York, you can't try them in person, but their trousers and chinos are awesome and fit me great (and since you're an SF member, they will accept return for refund for you). The Brooks Brothers Milano cut fits me pretty well, but the Epaulet Walt cut is just about perfect for me. And they are made in USA to boot. The measurement guide they offer on the website is pretty accurate, so perhaps you can compare them with your Express pants to see if they should fit you.


I second this recommendation. The price point is in line with your budget, and the quality and selection are excellent. The return policy for SF members almost makes trying them out a no-brainer. As GDogg suggests, check out the measurement guide on their website for an idea of what to go with. Given that all their dress trousers are built with a curtain waistband, your tailor will have an easy time dialing in the perfect fit for you.

 

- K

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