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post #16 of 24
If you want them cut like jeans, does that mean that you want them slim and to have a bootcut? If so, J. Lindeberg is probably the best for something like that. The cuts are impeccable. Unfortunately, the fabrics/quality aren't top notch, but if you can find them on discount, then definitely go for it. I am also a 28/29 waist and prefer my pants cut that same way. I own 5 pair of J. Lindeberg pants. Ebay doesn't seem to have many of them, but they turn up sporadically. Anyone know of an online site that has J. Lindeberg? Dan
post #17 of 24
J Lindeberg has some nice stuff.....i bought a pair of checked trousers from them in the 90s that i still wear and dig. flat front with a slim leg. i dont know of a website but they just opened a boutique in LA that has some nice trousers right now in a pseudo-tonik fabric that i was eyeing.
post #18 of 24
As far as J.Lindeberg goes, if you're anywhere near NYC, the SoHo boutique usually discounts stuff 50-75% off at the end of season.  Pants usually fall around $50, which isn't bad if you're searching for a specific cut/style. I'm another skinny forum member (waists 28-30"), and echo the recs for Paul Smith with one small caveat--the prices for the PS and mainstream line are pretty expensive for the mediocre fabrics and good, but not great construction.  I recently picked a pair of gray Incotex 120s flat-front trousers from the formale line--amazing stuff.  I have three pairs from their casual line and can't recommend them enough. My favorite brand for contemporary attire, is, suprisingly, the Co-Op line from Barney's.  The Co-Op stores are having a mediocre sale right now on a bunch of pants from the fall lineup.  About on par with PS Paul Smith, IMHO.
post #19 of 24
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As far as J.Lindeberg goes, if you're anywhere near NYC, the SoHo boutique usually discounts stuff 50-75% off at the end of season.  Pants usually fall around $50, which isn't bad if you're searching for a specific cut/style. I'm another skinny forum member (waists 28-30"), and echo the recs for Paul Smith with one small caveat--the prices for the PS and mainstream line are pretty expensive for the mediocre fabrics and good, but not great construction.  I recently picked a pair of gray Incotex 120s flat-front trousers from the formale line--amazing stuff.  I have three pairs from their casual line and can't recommend them enough. My favorite brand for contemporary attire, is, suprisingly, the Co-Op line from Barney's.  The Co-Op stores are having a mediocre sale right now on a bunch of pants from the fall lineup.  About on par with PS Paul Smith, IMHO.
When does Lindeberg mark down? I guess when is the end of the season? Thanks, Dan
post #20 of 24
Judging by the fit of the Canali pants I've ordered from Bluefly (read: excellent by tourniquet standards; as dress pants, not so much), I'd recommend looking into these as well.
post #21 of 24
I'm on this same search myself. I've got some pairs of Prada and Dolce flat-front slim-cut pants, but they all taper too severly at the ankle for my taste. J Lindeberg has some pants that fit the bill, but they are all $200+ retail, and the store in my area that sells them rarely marks them down past 30% before they sell out. I've picked up three pairs of Kenneth Cole New York pants that are actually what I'm looking for - slim cut with a subtle boot cut that fits perfectly over shoes. I picked up a pair in black, heather gray, and white with white 'stripes' woven in. Retail was $90, but I picked them up for about $25 each on sale. Definitely not the best quality, but since this is a trendier item, and one that I might not wear more than once a week, I think the price is right. Banana Republic does make a lot of flat-front slacks, but I find many of them to be too tapered at the ankle.
post #22 of 24
I agree on the BR fit, I have some slim ones but they don't break right on the shoe for me. Kenneth coles fit like they were made for me, but the fabrics are all pretty cheesy. Have you guys considered sending a pair of pants you like out to be copied? I was on a search for a 'certain' pair of pants a few years back and almost came to this. Luckily I didn't, because I grew 3" shortly thereafter. But with places like Ravis or Vaish offering such low prices, it might be worth it to find a pair that's close, alter them to be exactly right and then send them out to be copied in all the fabrics you want.
post #23 of 24
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Have you guys considered sending a pair of pants you like out to be copied?
exactly. a friend of mine has a retail store in a trendy part of LA and she designs/fabricates her own line which includes *my* perfect pair of trousers in terms of fit, the fabrics she chooses etc. everything from the style of pockets to leg size and the vintage-styled fabrics she uses are everything i need in a pair of daily trousers. and if i find my own fabric she can have a one-off made with the existing pattern.
post #24 of 24
http://bluefly.com/pages....uct+ID# Check those out Nick. Bluefly has them in 28. Actually, Bluefly has lots of Theory slacks in 28. They are just a little over $100 each.
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