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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by willsgillen View Post

Cotton for the hospital. What about clinic? Next year I start dermatology residency so the vast majority of my time will be spent in clinic. Anyway I guess the question for me comes down to buying some slacks to tide me over for a bit or just buying a pair or two at a time and keeping them for the foreseeable future. My current slacks can probably suffice if I were to trickle Howard Younts into the rotation over the next several months. My expenses aren't such that I'm totally strapped by any means so it probably wouldn't break the bank either.

Clinic? Depends on the clinic. But I would suggest that you wear something simple and practical. It's not a matter of what you can afford.

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The orderly on the left is wearing a tie.lol8[1].gif Anyway, hospitals are warm for the patients and you want something that's comfortable and without ties and sleeves getting in the way of what you have to do. Another thing, there have been studies on what a doctor should wear so that the patients feel comfortable, this is especially so for kids, and the lab coat and what I suggested above is about right. Kids for some reason have some strict idea in their heads about what a doctor should look like and the lab coat is what they like and puts them at ease. By the 70's when I was a med student it was already becoming a lot less formal but when I was a kid and had to go to the doctor (usually one of my much older cousins) they were wearing suits and ties in their office and it would scare me. They looked more like undertakers than doctors lol8[1].gif

post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by willsgillen View Post

I have a couple of pairs of BB Milano fit chinos, and I really like the way they fit.

You're already on the right track with BB Milanos. Any of BB's trousers in that cut should look good on you, especially if you go the extra mile and take them to an alterations tailor.

I also second those who recommended Epaulet. Their Rivet Chinos chinos are slim without being skinny and are great for casual wear. Their dress trousers in the Slim Walt cut are also well suited to your frame.
post #18 of 28
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I always wear my white coat. The epidemiology dept doesn't love people wearing them on the inpatient services, but I love the extra pockets to carry my stuff... Plus it looks awesome. Anyway the clinic is pretty typical for an academic institution with a mix of indigent and insured patients. The program director requires a tie every day, which I tend to wear anyway, and most of the male residents wear wool slacks. I agree with the simple and practical, just need something that fits a bit better than what I currently have. My shirt and toe collection at this point is ok, but most of the slacks are pretty baggy. We see children in the clinic, but mainly adults. Thanks for all of the advice thus far.
post #19 of 28
willsgillen, if you aim to start with just a few pairs, do go for grey flannel, beige flannel, beige chinos and two styles with a pattern of your choice. Something like windowpane or Black Watch tartan.
post #20 of 28

Ditto the thing about the tie. I honestly recommend a bow tie; ordinarily they can be difficult to pull off, but if you've a legitimate reason to wear one, go for it.

post #21 of 28
I found that Brooks Brothers 346 line from their outlet fits me - no need for any tailoring. It's been a while, but I believe they're around $40 on a good day. The outlet has an excellent selection of materials and colors, and for that price + no alterations I'm happy. I have yet to see any quality issues with the 346 pants and I wear the shit out of them.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

willsgillen, if you aim to start with just a few pairs, do go for grey flannel, beige flannel, beige chinos and two styles with a pattern of your choice. Something like windowpane or Black Watch tartan.

Good advice. This is probably how I'll go about it.

As far as the BB 346, how are they cut?
post #23 of 28

I approach my pants one leg at a time.

post #24 of 28
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Has anyone tried the Charles Tyrwhitt tailored fit trousers? If so, how does the fit compare to the Milano slacks from BB?
post #25 of 28
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Welp was able to snag 5 pairs of BR slim tailored fit slacks on sale today. They will work for now until I can put together funds to purchase Howard Yount trousers.
post #26 of 28

Newly an attending here, nice to hear from colleagues, I am in a similar quandry regarding slacks, appreciate the information. When working on a non-training inpatient unit where I have to do everything myself, I have to say that the BR chinos aren't bad in terms of being durable, comfortable, and having a low price, thus not a big deal to sacrifice if any fluids get on them. Hadn't gotten anything from LE until joining these forums, just ordered first pair of trousers from their site. Though of average weight, I do have a relatively large 'seat' so was wary of ordering anything online with a trim fit, wondering if this was the right call.

post #27 of 28
Try Howard Yount and Epaulet. May seem pricy to you at first, but it shouldn't be out of your budget and you'll get used to it quickly...
post #28 of 28
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Next pair of slacks will definitely be HY. I really needed something a bit slimmer than what i currently have and several pairs of BR seemed to be at the right price. Jespak, the brooks bros advantage chinos are fantastic for the price and come in 5 fits if you like chinos. The wool trousers get pricey though.
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