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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,. New here and excited to learn more and more. 

 

Here is my issue. I am digging the colorful khakis this fall, but it seems a majority of them are in some form of slim cut. WHY?!?!  Why are designers forcing us into the "slim" cut?  I don't like it. Don't like the way they look or feel.  I am a big guy, so I have been told. 38 waist. And i know my limitations and slim fit is not cool for me! And if more men my size understood this i think we would all be happier.  But this is really pissing me off.. So any suggestions on where I can find some in a regular cut?

post #2 of 11
I would imagine Brooks Brothers would fit the bill. They have a variety of fits and stock various colors. Bill's and Polo might also work.
post #3 of 11

Sarcasm aside, the answer is everywhere. While slim fitting pants are the norm in the #menswear world, they are far from the norm in the clothing stores of most American cities. User Benjamin E. has pointed you towards the (mostly) general consensus highest quality one in Bill's. Personally I like Brooks. Beware of Dockers, they'll rip after a year. As a former size 38, I can tell you from experience your options are as ample as your posterior. 

post #4 of 11

Try BB Milano, and I am speaking from experience.  I'm 36-37 waist, 5'10" 195 pounds and they aren't super slim.  Also, I'd choose slim fit pants for somebody a little bigger than pants too baggy.  And I also hate the way most straight leg pants look on me.  

post #5 of 11

The problem with the BB Milano is that the rise is quite tight while the leg is a bit billowy. The rise makes it rather unflattering. 

post #6 of 11

It probably partially depends on your body type.  I do admit that the fit isn't super perfect, but when you are my dimensions it's very difficult to get perfect fit OTR.  

 

All this being said, I am still a beginner at all this stuff.  

post #7 of 11

It's not imperative to wear slim fit pants. And you can certainly insist on a looser fit like a straight cut type, retail stores are more than happy to present you with options.

post #8 of 11
I am the same waste size, I like Brax and Mavi.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

All great resources! thank you! I will continue my hunt with your suggestions.. 

post #10 of 11
Is this a chance for me to jump in with another question?

I would like to know, generally speaking, if wool and all-cotton chino trousers should be purchased with an expectation of shrinkage or stretching. Does this depend on whether dry cleaning or a home washing machine is used?

Do you just buy trousers that fit perfectly when brand new?
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by highfalutin View Post

Is this a chance for me to jump in with another question?
I would like to know, generally speaking, if wool and all-cotton chino trousers should be purchased with an expectation of shrinkage or stretching. Does this depend on whether dry cleaning or a home washing machine is used?
Do you just buy trousers that fit perfectly when brand new?

Wool should only be dry cleaned so there should not be any shrinkage, although if the cleaners don't know what they are doing then it is possible for shrinkage to occur even with drycleaning.

Cotton can shrink in the wash if they are untreated wrinkle prone cotton. But if they are "wrinkle free" then they are also usually treated to help them resist shrinkage.
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