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Bill's khakis

Nick M

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Has anyone got a pair of Bill's Khakis 'M2' flat-front trousers? I'm seriously considering a pair. Are they appreciably slimmer than the standard M1? I'm usually a 28 waist, but could I squeeze into a 26 for an even slimmer fit? Are they accurately sized, or is there some 'breathing room'?
 

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From what I understand the m1s are pretty generously cut, and the M2 true to size. I'd e-mail them and ask...
 

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I own a few pairs in each style, M1, and M2. The M2 are cut much less generously through the thigh area. They run very true to size. They also sit a bit lower on the hips than the M1s. Hope that helps.
 

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It does.

Thanks, fellas. Now, all I have to do is pick a color...
 

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Originally posted by Nick M:
Has anyone got a pair of Bill's Khakis 'M2' flat-front trousers? I'm seriously considering a pair. Are they appreciably slimmer than the standard M1?
I have a pair, but before you go off and place an order, the M2 is not, repeat NOT slim fitting. Compared to a Prada, they are large. That being said, I've had mine for 8 yrs with no signs of damage.

By they way, excellent work in tracking down the hackers at Andy's site.
 

Nick M

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By they way, excellent work in tracking down the hackers at Andy's site.
Thanks. You know what they say, you have to send an idiot to catch an idiot.
 

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I only have the standard M-1 but I've been told that the M-2 has the same generous cut. I love my Bill's Khakis. They are "built to last".
 

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Sorry to revive this post, but I've been away and I'm just catching up.  I think I must be in an incredibly small minority, but I have purchased four pairs of Bill's and every single pair has fallen apart.  And I don't mean after a few years, I mean within a few months.  The main problem has been holes opening along seems, especially around pockets.  To their credit, Bill's was always ready to replace.  Nevertheless, I was pretty disappointed.  Am I the only one who has had trouble with these pants?
 

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nick, did you take the plunge and order a pair? i'm curious to know what you thought of the fit and construction.
 

Nick M

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nick, did you take the plunge and order a pair? i'm curious to know what you thought of the fit and construction.
Nah, they sent me a ring of fabric swatches, and - compared with the colors you see on the website - the fabrics themselves were so very, very drab. Plus, I wasn't sure about the fit, and, including international shipping charges, I would've ended up paying over AU$250 for a single pair - for me, that's way too much. I think instead, the next time I want khakis, I'll buy some cotton drill in the color I want, then have them MTM - slim fit, wide boot-cut should do it.
 

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Sorry to resurrect the thread. But I am interested in the M2 as well, and I don´t seen to find much info. Ok, they are true to size, are they going to stretch with wear like jeans?
 

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Sorry to resurrect the thread. But I am interested in the M2 as well, and I don´t seen to find much info. Ok, they are true to size, are they going to stretch with wear like jeans?

Well, I can just tell you my experience. I don't know whether it will be helpful or not. My actual waist measurement is about 37". About a year ago, I thought I would give Bill's Khakis a try. I ordered the M2 in a size 37. The trousers were extremely tight and did not quite reach my actual waist. I exchanged them for the M1 in a size 38. Loved them! Most comfortable trousers I have. Subsequently I have acquired eight more pairs. These are flat-fronts. They are generously cut, which is why I find them so comfortable, but not too baggy, at least for my old-man tastes. A consequence of this is that I have gotten rid of most of my other casual trousers.
 

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What was this about hackers at Andy's site?

You do realize, don't you, that that post is almost 11 years old? I should think very few of the men active here and there were members that long ago!
 

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