Incotex.... It's pronounciation kinda sounds like "Income Tax." I've been losing weight like crazy (intentional) over the past few months (close to 20 ibs in the past 10 weeks!). And for the first time in many
years I'm getting into a lot of my old, size 36/52 trousers and jeans. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours trying on many of my older pants (I probably tried on about 60 pairs). And I made three piles...the ones that now fit again, the ones that aren't quite there and either have just a little way to go or have enough material that they can be let out to fit.... and the pile of trousers that I may never be able to wear again (unless I were to lose another 30 lbs...I suppose anything's possible). The point of my little story... I'm VERY happy to say that I "re-discovered" 5 pairs of Incotex pants...and they're all in that first pile! Two of the pairs are casual, Khaki-types...one is closer to a "moleskin"...both were "Made in Portugal"...Another pair is a medium weight, dressy, black pair that feels like maybe Super 120's, with a box pleat (very flattering for a guy who's carrying a little "extra weight"). And then there's a luscious, winter weight in a midnight navy, that's a wool/cashmere blend...and man...do they ever feel awesome on! A luxurious "hand"... And finally... there is an exquisite pair, that are all-season, single pleated, in a drop dead, gorgeous
creme color. They were my first pair of Incotex...and definitely one of my all-time finest pairs of trousers. I purchased them years ago
at "Bruno Cipriani Menswear" (in the White Flynt Mall...Just outside the DC Beltway, near Rockville, MD...The store is still there...but the Mall has long passed its "glory days"). Eduardo (the owner) is a wonderful, distinguished, quite dapper, in his late 60's?, "old world" Italian...who also happens to have the designation of "master tailor." I had already known Eduardo for a number of years (from back when he had a small shop in Georgetown Park), when one day he called and said that he wanted to show me something that he thought was very "me"... A wonderful, beautifully detailed pair of trousers by Incotex (Incotex wasn't all that known in the States back then and I had never heard of the line). Eduardo explained that Incotex were among the finest trousers available. And then he pulled out this particular pair and said that they were his very best, and insisted that I try them on. I did, and I knew immediately that I had to have them. I can still recall that they were $375. A pretty hefty price at the time. That was something like 12 or 13 years ago..maybe longer (Although I had spent more...much more...for some of my Versace trousers...But nothing that looked and felt like these). Along with the other 4 pair of Incotex trousers that finally
fit me again after all these years, I feel like those "special"...creme colored, Incotex trousers have once again "come alive"...and am I ever glad that he talked me into buying them!