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Dress Pants for Slim Guy...But Big Thighs

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Hello All,

 

I'm sure this is posted somewhere, but I am new to this forum and am in need of some direction.  I am 5'8, of slim build, but do a lot of squats and dead lifts.  Because of this, I have to buy very slim shirts, but have trouble with slimmer pants because I have larger thighs.  I've been looking a Howard Yount and Epaulet for pants but I'm worried that they will be too slim in the thighs for me.  Would it be worth buying them a size up and adjusting the waist at my tailor or should I consider other companies?  Thanks very much everyone.

 

Matt

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I can't speak for HY, but Epaulet trousers are a thing of beauty - that said, they fit very slim in the seat and thigh. They offer a 'Rudy' cut trousers made to order in all the same fabrics as their Walt trouser, but with exactly that issue 'corrected' - more room in the seat and thigh. Worth considering as they are fantastic pants.

 

On the lower end, I find J.Crew Bowery (Classic, not Slim) pants to be slim enough (8.125" leg opening at 32x32, not sure how slim you're looking for) but have a very comfortable seat and thigh.

 

Failing though suggestions, or just as general advice, find a pant you like that fits in the seat and thigh and then have a tailor taper down the leg to your liking. They can do this easily and it is a much easier way to go about the whole process in my experience, than hope that adjusting the waist/seat will do wonders for the thigh/seat ("block") area.

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This suggests that you have not tried them in a bricks and mortar shop - that would be your better approach rather than speculate.
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This suggests that you have not tried them in a bricks and mortar shop - that would be your better approach rather than speculate.

^ This is good advice. I only began to go with online places (that do have B&M's, just not ones I can reach with any convenience) after being dissatisfied from exhausting all locally available RTW options. Also worth noting is that Epaulet has a no refunds policy - they give you store credit, which is fine if you're just unsure which size you are (they do provide measurements) but not optimal for your situation. Further, the Rudy trouser, as made to order only, is non-exchangeable or refundable. Not that they're not great trousers; there's just a dedicated cash investment into going with them unless you can make it to NYC.

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