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post #1 of 17
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I will be graduating from college this spring and starting as an analyst. My office is business casual, so I'm looking to purchase a few pairs of trousers for a reasonable price. Another member recommended that I check out Banana Republic for decent trousers. I tried them on the other day, but the cut of BR is too tight for my thighs. My legs are a bit bigger for an average person of my body size (I wear a 30x32 pant) because I like to do a lot of cycling. Can anyone recommend a less slim pant for my price range that doesn't end up looking too baggy - I'm looking to buy trousers for $80-140 with preference towards the lower end. I don't have a lot of stores in my college town, so I don't have the ability to easily try stuff on.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 17

how about just buy one size up and have tailors take pants in at the waist?  big thighs will always be a problem

 

$80-$140 you should be able to get some incotex at that price range.  check B&S.  just buy one size up.  italian brands usually runs slim.

 

oh, and clad is going down and there are some deals to have.

post #3 of 17
I will offer a suggestion at the dismay of many of the forumites: Jos Bank. There is a distaste on this board for them, and perhaps there is good reason for that. However, there are things there that are a good deal. Like the shoe trees. Like the ability to get Allen Edmonds shoes at a nice discount. Try their Signature trousers. JAB is known for an "older man's" type of cut, meaning fuller. For you it may just be the answer. The fabric in this line is acceptable. Good drape, lightweight, and a very decent selection of colors/patterns. They go for $225, but noone ever pays that. They will have another "buy 1, get 2 free" sale soon. Pick up three for $225. Downside is minimal, and you hit your lower-end price point. These are not designer pants, but they are ok. They will work for a while. And you could spend much more and do far worse. JAB is what it is, and offers some value in a volume retail format if you know where to look. Like anything, you have to know what represents value there.

Good luck!
post #4 of 17
...or you can do what Chogall suggested and get well made pants for the same cost. With the upside that you won't look like someone's grandpa.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by classicusa View Post

I will offer a suggestion at the dismay of many of the forumites: Jos Bank. There is a distaste on this board for them, and perhaps there is good reason for that. However, there are things there that are a good deal. Like the shoe trees. Like the ability to get Allen Edmonds shoes at a nice discount. Try their Signature trousers. JAB is known for an "older man's" type of cut, meaning fuller. For you it may just be the answer. The fabric in this line is acceptable. Good drape, lightweight, and a very decent selection of colors/patterns. They go for $225, but noone ever pays that. They will have another "buy 1, get 2 free" sale soon. Pick up three for $225. Downside is minimal, and you hit your lower-end price point. These are not designer pants, but they are ok. They will work for a while. And you could spend much more and do far worse. JAB is what it is, and offers some value in a volume retail format if you know where to look. Like anything, you have to know what represents value there.
Good luck!


Thanks for this recommendation. I've never considered JAB (for the same reason as there is distate on this board), but the Signature trousers sound reasonable and in form with what I am looking for. My only worry with the fuller cut is that the bottom of the pant might feel a little "flappy" since it will probably be a little larger. I will have to go try these pants to see how they fit on me.

 

 

Thanks!

 

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

...or you can do what Chogall suggested and get well made pants for the same cost. With the upside that you won't look like someone's grandpa.


I've never considered buying a size up, but I'm guessing this is a pretty normal and easy fix for the tailor? Other pants I've purchased have always fit my waste, so just the length has needed adjustment.

post #7 of 17
I don't understand. Shouldn't regular pants fit you like slim pants would fit me or any other puny guy?

I second getting those JAB or like trousers, they fit horribly on thin guys, but on you they may be fine. Just ask to get them tapered from the knee down, a common alteration.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by MidwestMindset View Post

My only worry with the fuller cut is that the bottom of the pant might feel a little "flappy" since it will probably be a little larger. I will have to go try these pants to see how they fit on me.

 

 

Thanks!

 


On the flappy bit you can get them slimmed below the knee if you really want. Or cuffs.
post #9 of 17
http://www.aubinandwills.com/en-gb/product/shipstone-slim-trouser-011714021

best fitting slim trouser for guys with big thighs. recently discovered them and I have been wearing them 2-3 times a week because they were practically made for my body. large thighs, quads, slim leg opening. smooth even taper
post #10 of 17
you never thought of buying a larger size?
thats because you are a noobe. stick around and learn a lot more.
oh, and welcome.

whats the trouser rule?
always choose a trouser for the fit through the hips, seat, and thigh.
the waist can be taken in or let out. the legs can be tapered.
post #11 of 17
-Zanella Todd or Devon
-Polo Preston, Bradford
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by bringusingoodale View Post

I don't understand. Shouldn't regular pants fit you like slim pants would fit me or any other puny guy?
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Depends on how big he is. Also do you really want trousers to be skin tight?
post #13 of 17
Can anyone comment about Bonobos? I heard they have more room in the thigh area.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by cwh812 View Post

Can anyone comment about Bonobos? I heard they have more room in the thigh area.

Not true. They have fairly tight thighs and then since they remain the same measurement from the knee down, they tend to look like bell-bottoms.
post #15 of 17
Hugo Boss 'James Brown' cut should do the trick for you............
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