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Cerruti 1881 Wool Pants - Worth the investment?

Ahheck01

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As I continue to build up the staples to a quality wardrobe, one of the things I've been hunting down is a medium-grey wool trouser. This particular Cerruti 1881 flat front is right up my alley - seems to be high quality fabric from what I've seen in past 1881 threads on this forum, but of the other deals on ebay for mid-grey wool flat front quality trousers, I have nothing to gauge their value relative to other options online.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEWT100-AUTH-CER...S_CSA_MC_Pants

at $80-$90, are these a good investment? I picked up a $200 pair of Harold Powell trousers for $35 shipped, and figured $14 shipped wasn't a huge risk for a pair of 100% Wool Greg Peters slacks, but the former are patterned, and the latter are potentially hit-or-miss on quality (I mean seriously, $14 shipped?).

Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

-Evan
 

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I don't know what to make of these pants exactly, but what I can tell you is that cerruti did license it's name to a number of operations, from mills make cerruti fabric to license holders who made apparel. I am not sure when and if they have taken specific operations in-house.

Their womens clothing is considered among the best, however. The problem again in the licensing, as the diffusion lines were licensed.
 

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Pants are not an investment. They are pants and will be worth 75% less once you wear them.
 

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Originally Posted by teddieriley
Pants are not an investment. They are pants and will be worth 75% less once you wear them.

Semantics. I'm not looking to turn a long term profit, so perhaps I just worded things poorly. I'm just trying to figure out if $90 shipped is a great deal on these pants, or if people would recommend I keep looking for a better deal.

-Evan
 

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At that price point, you are probably better off picking up a pair of Incotex, Mabitex, of the Made In Italy Polos off of B&S or maybe FleaBay...
 

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Originally Posted by Spark
At that price point, you are probably better off picking up a pair of Incotex, Mabitex, of the Made In Italy Polos off of B&S or maybe FleaBay...
Perfect, that's what I was wondering. Thank you very much!

-Evan
 

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