Best value on trousers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lemmywinks, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    SW&D guy here. I feel like my style is starting to evolve to the MC direction.

    I'm in need of some staple trousers (charcoals, greys) I have a few 'beater' trousers I picked up from Uniqlo and H&M but I'd like to have something more substantial for interviews and stuff. Where can I get the best value on 'staple' trousers?
     
  2. uhurit

    uhurit Senior member

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    Polo made in Italy off e-bay
     
  3. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    I think I'm looking for the on sale $50 a piece Brooks Brothers ESF OCBD equivalent of wool trousers. I'm not a huge eBay guy.
     
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    Liquidus Senior member

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    You can get trousers from BB as well. Buy some discounted gift cards at 18% off and stack them during a BB sale.
     
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    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I assume you mean wool ones?

    I'm skeptical of this practice where people generically recommend brands over the internet. Clothes fit differently on different people, and if there was one brand that perfectly fit everyone, then they would probably have a monopoly on the market.

    That said, for a budget around $50, your only option really (outside of eBay and SF's B&S section) is Mabitex, possibly also Incotex. These can be had at Daffy's for about $50, but go as low as $20 if you're OK with cotton. If you're not on the East Coast, your only hope is to find them on eBay or StyleForum for about double that price. Unfortunately, both brands have short rises, and I believe they've been getting even shorter over the years. If you don't tuck your shirt in, or if you're younger, perhaps this isn't an issue. For me, a short rise is a deal breaker, as I prefer something that sits above the hips.

    I know it's outside of your budget, but I would also recommend that you consider options such as Howard Yount. On sale, they can be had for about $150. Consider this - most men on StyleForum, including myself, have something between fifteen and thirty trousers. Most of them don't get worn. Instead of buying fifteen to thirty at $50 a pop, invest in five and make them $150 a piece. I think you'd be much happier.

    I have two other sources I like for trousers, but to be frank, am hesitant to reveal them. I don't like competing with people during sale season.
     
  6. eluther

    eluther Senior member

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    Derek, as always, speaks the truth. Howard Yount are a fantastic value. Though I don't have first hand experience, Epaulet also seems like a solid choice.

    The comment about five trousers is spot on. Since you're a SW&D guy, you've already got a pair of jeans or two to throw in the mix, as well.
     
  7. Dicky Dicardo

    Dicky Dicardo Well-Known Member

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    I'd check out Sierra Trading Post
     
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    bullswin Senior member

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    In addition to HY and epaulet (I highly recommend both), one other affiliate option to consider is ehaberdasher. I think they're a bit less expensive (but personally, I'd go with HY or epaulet).
     
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    taxgenius Senior member

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