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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi All,

I've been away from the forums for a while so i'm not sure what everyone is where these days for dress pants. I am looking for a slim through the thigh pant that tapers around the calf and ankle. I have been wearing J Crew Bowery Slim wool pants and they are good until the ankle which is not tapered and therefore looks like a bell bottom. Hoping to spend less than $125, Any help would be appreciated.
post #2 of 14

People hate Hugo Boss around here, but I've always liked their dress pants. Very modern and tapered fit, and sometimes they come in pretty nice fabrics. Usually see them go for 100$-130$. 

 

Suitsupply is around 150$

 

If you could stretch your budget a bit more, you could also pick up brand new Incotex on Ebay and forums...but I can't vouch for the cuts on those. 

 

Lastly, Zegna Milano and Torino fit dress pants are very tapered. But again, brand new they go for quite a lot. 

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the response. I used to buy a lot of Incotex and Mabitex, but with the closing of Daffys havent been able to find a good source for them.
post #4 of 14
Could you not have a tailor taper the j crew pants the way you want? I think my tailor charges like $15 for tapering.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
I can and i usually do. Although I dont live in NYC anymore and they don't do as good of a job down in Dallas. Also its just kind of a pain and makes the pant $20 more.

I'd love to be able to find them correct off the shelf.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by costadelmar16 View Post

I can and i usually do. Although I dont live in NYC anymore and they don't do as good of a job down in Dallas. Also its just kind of a pain and makes the pant $20 more.

I'd love to be able to find them correct off the shelf.

what size are you? I have a pair of Boss I'm currently selling.......might have a few others also.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'm a size 32 normally. What is the ankle opening measurement on boss?
post #8 of 14

What Knee/Ankle are you looking for?

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Not sure on the knee but at least as narrow as 14' on the ankle
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by costadelmar16 View Post

Not sure on the knee but at least as narrow as 14' on the ankle

 

14" ankle for a 32 waist is pretty aggressive. You might have to look at some very fashion forward companies like H&M or Zara for that style & affordability. You will be compromising on the overall quality though. 

 

Really, best bet to get exactly what you want is have a competent tailor alter them.

post #11 of 14
the Boss I have are 8" at the hem..........Not sure you want skinny dress trousers, but like mentioned above, 7" at the hem on a sz 32 is quite slim.
post #12 of 14

I've recently been on the hunt for a good pair of tapered pants that are versatile enough to wear to the office, but also out on weekends.

 

I thought I'd found them at Suitsupply, when I ordered these: http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/trousers/brown-pants/B311I.html?start=13&cgid=Trousers

 

but unfortunately I found the sizing to be non-compatible with my body type - way too tight up top (I'm usually a 32, sometimes 33, but even the 34 didn't come close to fitting). I did really like the material though, and the taper was great, so perhaps they would work for you (as an aside, if anyone here knows of a similar styled and material pant by a different brand, please let me know).

 

I have been looking at Boss now, but haven't really found a style that I like as much that isn't currently sold out. Again, any ideas would be appreciated.

post #13 of 14

I have a local dry cleaning shop, which also does alterations, taper most of my pants. I've learned a couple things along the way:

 

1. If a run of the mill dry cleaner can do it nicely (which they can), it's not a difficult or expensive thing to do.

 

and

 

2. Moderation is key, lest you risk throwing the rest of the pants off balance. I usually go for no more than 1-1 1/2" less in circumference than how the pants came OTR.

 

IMO, looking to spend big coin on a pair of pants because the taper is already there is goofy if you can get it done for $20-$30 to a lesser expensive pair of pants.

post #14 of 14
Anyone have experience buying used incotex or zanella pants on ebay? Usually older pants are wider at the opening and would need to be tapered. I usually buy a 34 waist and have the waist let out to a 36 but even then on older pants the leg opening is too large.
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