Originally Posted by Teger
W+H chinos are nice but the taper is pretty heavy for office pants and the inseam is short. i like the roomier top block (good for tucking).
I dunno if I'd wear W+H chinos to an office... but the taper wouldn't be my concern, I don't think a heavy taper really makes pants unfit for office use. Also I like Unis over W+H for office wear, due to the material and details.
Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck
Damn, just saw that PSA on the Baron Wells sale. Oh well. These days I don't think it's super hard to find chinos with a decent cut for cheap (see Gap and Old Navy), but finding a good cut made of good fabric costs money. My faves that I own are a navy pair by Dries and a khaki pair by R&B (I know R&B quality these days tends to be hit or miss, but these are a definite hit). I think the fabric makes a huge difference. You can't always see it in pics, but handling these vs. a pair from the Gap in real life, there's no question about which one wins. But in the end it comes down to what you're willing to pay for.
Disagree about Gap. Tried them on the other day and they're still not very good. The cut isn't ultra horrible... but its really not that good. It's still generally tough to get a really good cut from a mall-type brand, which makes sense, mall-brands cut their clothes to fit the widest variety of people so that they can sell a high # of them. H&M/Zara tend to be the only places that will sell pants that have a good, all around slim cut.
Originally Posted by gettoasty
when it comes to pants in general from h&m, they are utter shit tbh
While they aren't great quality, I've never had an issue with H&M pants falling apart, etc. In fact the pants I have that I've owned the longest are from H&M and they're still in great shape and have never needed any repairs despite heavy use... (I keep them around as pants to wear for cycling so I don't fuck up nicer pants).