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Business Casual / Dress Pants for work

ESPNHD

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Where should I get pants for work? Even though the dress code is casual, I'd say 60-70% of people in front office positions at my investment bank wear dress pants to work (they have to be dry cleaned).

I'm 6'2 with a 34 waist and relatively muscular legs, so the hugo red line won't fit me. That being said, roughly 90% of what is out there is too baggy. I've thought about just splurging 5x$200 for boss black pants, but figured I'd better come here first for some advice. I'd prefer not to spend over $200 a pant. My experience with custom clothiers is they always *** it up at least twice before getting it right, albeit I can't afford the high end stuff.

Thanks.
 

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Banana republic tailored fit. I usually go to sales and get wool dress pants for ~$40. As long as you don't sweat a lot at your job, you rarely have to dry clean. I have a rotation of around 15 pairs and I dry clean them maybe once or twice a year.
 

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Originally Posted by deranged
Banana republic tailored fit. I usually go to sales and get wool dress pants for ~$40. As long as you don't sweat a lot at your job, you rarely have to dry clean. I have a rotation of around 15 pairs and I dry clean them maybe once or twice a year.

I tried banana republic tailored fit, but did not see any wool pants there.
 

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what type of pants did you see? Most of their pants are a wool blend...
You can also go to their outlet stores too. Might be cheaper/ comparable prices to their 50% off sales.
 

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Originally Posted by deranged
what type of pants did you see? Most of their pants are a wool blend...
You can also go to their outlet stores too. Might be cheaper/ comparable prices to their 50% off sales.


Pretty sure they were cotton. Maybe it was wool, but it was definitely a cheap quality. My dockers felt better IMO.
 

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If he really has muscular thighs, the BB milanos are not going to fit as they are too slim (the pockets will pull open).
 

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Why not go for pants that are more generous in fit and taper it down at the tailors? Instead of going 5x$200 you probably can go 5x$120 and then extra $30 or so for the tailoring.
 

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More affordable options:

landsend.com - you can return to any Sears store

Jos A Bank
 

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