Brooks Brothers khaki's - which fit?

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  1. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    I have both Milano and Clarks and I very much prefer Clarks fit. More tapered and has the perfect leg opening for me. Clarks looks very nice cuffed compared to Milano.
     


  2. nicedream

    nicedream Active Member

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    This was the response from Brooks Brothers:

    I am following up with you regarding the requested measurements. Our Milano trousers in a size
    32-32 have a front rise of 9" and bottom leg opening of 8 3/4". Our Clark trousers have a front rise
    of 11" and a leg opening of 8".


    Do those leg opening measurements seem right to you? I figured the Clarks would have a bigger opening. I think either she meant to type 9" or she mixed up the Clark leg opening measurements with the Milano measurements. Thoughts?


    I realize this is a few months old, but I just wanted to mention that the measurement you were quoted for the Clark leg opening is accurate. I have a pair in size 34x30, and the opening is 8 inches.
     


  3. davidsj

    davidsj Senior member

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    I really liked the higher rise of the Clark fit, but the leg and opening were not slim enough for me. It produced a somewhat baggy fit around the knees and down.
     


  4. tink

    tink New Member

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    is the waist on the milano cut true to size?
     


  5. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    is the waist on the milano cut true to size?

    Yes.
     


  6. Cas Ruffin

    Cas Ruffin Senior member

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    I have a pair of Clarks. I like 'em.
     


  7. inkwretch

    inkwretch Well-Known Member

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    I bought the Milanos and have returned them for the Clarks. The leg openings on the Milanos were very small and I thought fit awkwardly over shoes -- sort of bunched up on top and to narrow to fit over the shoe. I prefer a bigger opening on the bottom.
     


  8. yarnsforth

    yarnsforth Senior member

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    I have Milanos and I like them. I'm thin and prefer the slimmer cut and I think the low rise provides for a summery, relaxed look/feel (a plus for me).
    Length and bunching on shoes is not a problem for me; I chose a length that gives me a minimal or no break.
    I also think that the quality is better than what I've had with J. Crew, Banana Republic, etc.
     


  9. inkwretch

    inkwretch Well-Known Member

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    I also worry about looking topheavy, or having stick legs, with the Milanos, since they are so slim. Especially if worn with a blazer.
     


  10. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    Low-rise trousers flatter no one.
     


  11. Jay687

    Jay687 Senior member

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    Low-rise trousers flatter no one.

    Why is that?

    I'd disagree. They would tend to flatter anyone shorter, wouldn't they? Since low-rise would be proportional to a higher rise on someone taller?

    But anyway, does anyone know if that was indeed a typo with regards to leg opening on the Milanos? Since they definitely don't seem to flair, and doubt they would. I'd guess they are an 8" opening for the 32s?
     


  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I tried the Milano and Clark pants on yesterday. I like the fit of both, but for wearing a blazer, I'm likely to get the Clark because of the higher rise.
     


  13. SK8

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    I have tried on the Milano and found the rise to be too low. The Clark was better, but in the end I purchased the Jcrew Bowery pant.
     


  14. forex

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    I tried the Milano and Clark pants on yesterday. I like the fit of both, but for wearing a blazer, I'm likely to get the Clark because of the higher rise.

    Clark is really nice,not super slim but is cut fairly trim. BB has many colors, they are non wrinkle to boot, I'd rather prefer non-iron pants than shirts.
     


  15. Rosencrantz1

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    I ended up buying the Jcrew Bowery pant.

    +1. Just got a pair of these myself (in classic fit) and they are very nice, IMO.
     


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