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Tailored/slim fit khaki suggestions needed...

post #1 of 20
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I need a supply of khakis for a business casual work environment. The 3 for 1 sale that just passed is one of Jos. A Bank's best sales. Unfortunately, I did not pull the trigger. I was looking for some khakis and tried the Traveler Plain Front Tailored Fit Khakis. Way to full, especially in the rear. Very disappointing! I wear the Traveler Tailored Fit Pleated Front Trousers dress trousers daily and they fit great. The sales associate said that their khakis are cut fuller than their dress pants.

I also tried on the Docker's Iron-Free D2 Straight-Fit Flat-Front Pants at Kohl's. The 34 was too snug and the 36 a bit loose. The lady said that they are 100% preshrunk cotton, so minimal shrinkage, 1/4" if any at all. Oh well.

What about the Gap Tailored Khaki, straight fit? They are offered in odd number waist sizes. I am 6'0" and 180 lbs. 35x32 is my size. I am pretty set on the straight fit style as they work well with my body type. Any other suggestions on tailored/slim fit khakis?
post #2 of 20

j.crew sells some, maybe they'll meet your needs.  Also, don't pay much attention to the description of a fit (regardless of maker). Just go in a store, ask for an associate, and tell them you'd like help trying on all their fits in your size. I own a pair of navy chinos from there, I had to get them hemmed but that's par for the course. They're kind to the wallet.

post #3 of 20

I believe there is a thread on khaki here somewhere, have you tried searching for tailored khakis?

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
I picked up 2 pairs of Gap Tailored Khaki straight fit in navy and khaki color. They fit, look and feel great. I used my wife's Old Navy credit card to get 30% off smile.gif The only other color available in this style is black. I am not a fan of black. I may pick up a few more pairs of the khaki color. I am trying to build up a business casual wordrobe. No more shirt and ties when I start my new gig on 10/29 smile.gif

I also tried Eddie Bauer straight fit and they were way to full in the hips and rear. I am also going to check out Brooks Brothers and J. Crew. They offer similar tailored fits styles like Gap.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by walds11 View Post

I picked up 2 pairs of Gap Tailored Khaki straight fit in navy and khaki color. They fit, look and feel great. I used my wife's Old Navy credit card to get 30% off smile.gif The only other color available in this style is black. I am not a fan of black. I may pick up a few more pairs of the khaki color. I am trying to build up a business casual wordrobe. No more shirt and ties when I start my new gig on 10/29 smile.gif
I also tried Eddie Bauer straight fit and they were way to full in the hips and rear. I am also going to check out Brooks Brothers and J. Crew. They offer similar tailored fits styles like Gap.

I used to wear the Vintage wash Khakis from Gap...super material, but very baggy through the thighs and really high on the waist.
How do these fit through the thigh?
post #6 of 20

Banana.

post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
The Gap tailored khaki straight fit sits just below the waist, straight through the leg and straight leg opening. They are "tailored" and fit nice through the thigh (and rear). These will probably be my go to khakis.
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Originally Posted by ap10046 View Post

I used to wear the Vintage wash Khakis from Gap...super material, but very baggy through the thighs and really high on the waist.
How do these fit through the thigh?
post #8 of 20
Thanks.
Do they fit TTS?
post #9 of 20
I've been *extremely* happy with Bonobs slim straight chinos.
post #10 of 20
Try the BB Milano. If you like JAB, the 3 for 1 sale occurs all the time.
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
What's TTS mean?
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Originally Posted by ap10046 View Post

Thanks.
Do they fit TTS?
post #12 of 20
Check out bills khakis, not in the "gap, JAB" price range. But they're very good quality.

(I see you're from PA, maybe you could make a trip to the base store in reading)
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
I plan on trying the BB Clark. The Clark fit is more up my alley and similar to the Gap tailored straight fit.
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

Try the BB Milano. If you like JAB, the 3 for 1 sale occurs all the time.
post #14 of 20
I'm always amazed you guys don't consider taking the pants to a tailor. Slimming down pants is one of the easiest operations imaginable, so it's both inexpensive and pretty much foolproof.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by dustinmyself View Post

Check out bills khakis, not in the "gap, JAB" price range. But they're very good quality.
(I see you're from PA, maybe you could make a trip to the base store in reading)

Bill's are far from slim.
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