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Why are Dress Pants so DAMN expensive?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bexcellence, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Well-Known Member

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    I've got an internship coming up and the attire will be business casual. I've got my dress shirts, but I'm struggling to find good, slim dress pants that are cheaper than $150. Should I just suck it up and pay the price?
     
  2. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Well-Known Member

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    plenty of okay dress pants under $150, I don't know what you're talking about.
     
  3. Liquidus

    Liquidus Well-Known Member

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    Yes, just get Howard Yount.
     
  4. RogerC

    RogerC Well-Known Member

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    Brooks Brothers gabardine, buy 2 and get the discount.
     
  5. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

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    Seems like your "business casual" is actually rather formal, i.e. dress shirts and dress pants.
     
  6. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Sounds odd - are you looking at enough shops?
     
  7. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Well-Known Member

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    yes.
    and isnt BB really baggy?
     
  8. rohde88

    rohde88 Well-Known Member

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    cheaper per wear than shirts, IMO
     
  9. bigtimebuck4

    bigtimebuck4 Well-Known Member

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    What is the price line you are looking at? I own pants at all price points: $200+ Corneliani, $150+ Ballin, $100 Brooks Brothers, <$100 Perry Ellis, Kenneth Cole and I think my Perry Ellis' fit about as nice as any of them. You may also want to look at Brooks Brothers University cut, starts ~$100 but can be caught on sale for as low as $50.
     
  10. Off My Rack

    Off My Rack Well-Known Member

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    Multiple fit options at BB. For a slimmer cut, look for the Fitzgerald and Milano options (for me, these function as dressy jeggings)
     
  11. StylinGuy

    StylinGuy Well-Known Member

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    check out BR stuff, especially when it's on sale. they arent as good as BB stuff obviously, but at the same time you arent selling one of your kidneys to get them. i bought one the other day for 49 bucks on sale.
     
  12. bigtimebuck4

    bigtimebuck4 Well-Known Member

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    BB University cut pants are slim, at least that is what I was told. They were too slim for me and I, while not a professional athlete, am by no means obese (5'9 180 lbs 34")
     
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  13. whochrisliu

    whochrisliu Well-Known Member

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    Pants are the things that I neglect in my wardrobe. My waist size fluxuates up and down quite often. 2011-2012 for instance I went from a 32 to a 38. From now to 2014 I plan to go down to 36...34...finally back to 32. Then I will fall off the wheel again and go up up up. So right now I am only wearing size 34 pants by Hagger. They are the only pants I can find with some good elastic waistbands. Anyways pants are just one thing I never really spent money on, just not worth it to me.
     
  14. tobiasj

    tobiasj Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago I would've thought that paying $180 for Howard Yount trou was ridiculous. Now I have two pair and want a closet full. As above, the CPW is still very low, so I don't feel like they're something to skimp on.
     
  15. whochrisliu

    whochrisliu Well-Known Member

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    Pants are the things that I neglect in my wardrobe. My waist size fluxuates up and down quite often. 2011-2012 for instance I went from a 32 to a 38. From now to 2014 I plan to go down to 36...34...finally back to 32. Then I will fall off the wheel again and go up up up. So right now I am only wearing size 34 pants by Hagger. They are the only pants I can find with some good elastic waistbands. Anyways pants are just one thing I never really spent money on, just not worth it to me.
     
  16. Ayrton

    Ayrton Well-Known Member

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    Costco Italian wool slacks

    or your local JAB
     
  17. matt1

    matt1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there are business casual dress pants for less than $150 where you're located.
     
  18. jamesny

    jamesny Well-Known Member

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    Dress pants (as well as suits for that matter) can be expensive depending on fabric, and other materials.
     
  19. Kiwi Man

    Kiwi Man Well-Known Member

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    There are many slim pants which are sold here at this forum for under USD150. If you know your size and your brand, you should be able to purchase them for the great deal!
     

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