A few immediate impressions of the blue sharkskin pants:
- the website pictures are accurate as to the color and texture of the pants. No surprises on this point.
- the cut of the pants is slim, a little slimmer in the legs than the Howard Yount Made in USA pants, but the rise and waist seemed the same.
- The fabric seems nice enough. Not anything exceptional, but also not overtly cheap either.
- The construction, unfortunately, is about what I would expect if you told me I was buying $80 pants that were made in India. The stitching on the legs is so loose that you can see through the pants.
The stitching is sufficiently loose that I anticipate them ripping down the seam in the coming months, so I may just save the additional trip to the tailors and have them restitch the legs at the same time I get the pants hemmed.
Overall, I would say the pants are a fair value for the $80 USD I paid, but not on par with some of the forum favorites.