So a little bit of an update.
I think I've found a potential winner - Alberto Pants, from Germany.
I was at O'Connors in Calgary shopping for some Allen Edmonds, and I brought up my pants hunt dilemma with my SA.
He immediately said, "Oh, Alberto". Turns out the store carried some so I went ahead and gave it a try.
I was introduced to a slimmer "Modern Fit", one of Alberto's "Stone" line; I really liked the cut. Not tight or super slim at all, but has a slim European look. Most importantly, it was really comfortable.
Alas they only carried even number waist sizes. 30 was too tight, but I could fit a fist in a 32... Great, I need a 31. I guess I could just get a 32 and have it tailored, but I'm going to try to avoid that.
I ended up contacting Alberto directly, which directed me to the Canadian distributor, Chambers and Sons, whom told me that I they could order size 31's and bring it in from Germany for me, woot!
The only downside of these pants is that they sell for about 210-230 dollars a pair here.
The "Dressy" pants as listed on Alberto's site range from 90 to 130 Euro, which is about 112.5 to 162.5 USD.
Ah well, I guess there is no way around since they are all imported.
Anyone else familiar with Alberto? Seems like all the higher end retail stores here in Canada sells them. Like mentioned, I only knew about them just recently.
Here is their website:
and their online shop link: