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Costco "Fancy Pants"--No More?

JLibourel

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For some years, I have thought that the Italian-made worsted wool pleated slacks offered by Costco and referred to by Costco employees as their "Fancy Pants" were one of the best bargains in affordable yet decent menswear. (I have eight pairs.) Availability has always been seasonal and intermittent. However, I have not seen any fresh ones for sale at my local Costco (Signal Hill, CA) for well over a year and maybe even longer than that. (I was just at Costco today, which brought it to mind.)

Does anybody know if Costco still handles these trousers or has seen them available in quantity in recent months?

Some years ago the price was $40. Over the years the price has crept up to about $47. Still a helluva bargain, IMO. I hope they will continue to be available.
 

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They have brown or tan in 30/32 for $20 on the Costco web site right now.

I saw then in the Kirkland, WA store a month or so ago.
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel
If you don't mind, I'd like to see a pic of the tag to see if we can figure out who makes them.

Aren't we still waiting on a few pics of Jan's custom Allen-Edmonds?


This is the label on my pair. I'm not sure if there were many iterations of these pants, but an RN lookup on mine doesn't seem to yield any interesting information.

 

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Our local Oak Brook One had about 20 pairs, first time ever they had light gray and picked up a few pair.
 

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I haven't seen them since last year. The fabrics are nice enough but they only come with double pleats so I've never bought any. Unless you know someone who is a Costco buyer, forget about tracking down the maker of those pants. It could be any one of dozens of Italian factories and not any of the high-end makers that are well known here.
 

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Originally Posted by nerdykarim
Aren't we still waiting on a few pics of Jan's custom Allen-Edmonds?


This is the label on my pair. I'm not sure if there were many iterations of these pants, but an RN lookup on mine doesn't seem to yield any interesting information.



Odd question, but what does RN# stand for? Is it run number?
 

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Originally Posted by farfisa23
Odd question, but what does RN# stand for? Is it run number?
It is a tracking number I believe you can use to locate who it was made by. I am looking for the gov't site where that info is but lost the link
 

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Originally Posted by rssmsvc
It is a tracking number I believe you can use to locate who it was made by.

I am looking for the gov't site where that info is but lost the link


As a committed lover esoteric knowledge, this forum has given me countless hours of amusement and a whole slew of facts I do not really need, but am stoked to have.

Huzzah!
 

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Originally Posted by rssmsvc
It is a tracking number I believe you can use to locate who it was made by.

I am looking for the gov't site where that info is but lost the link


https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/TextileRN/wrnquery$tts_rn.queryview?P_RN_TYPE=RN&P_RN_SEQ=106630&Z_CHK=6610
Detail Information

RN Type:\tRN
RN Number:\t106630
Legal Name:\tKONTAKT US INTERNATIONAL
Company Name:\tKONTAKT US INTERNATIONAL
Business Type:\tIMPORTER
Address Line 1:\t98 CUTTERMILL ROAD SUITE#396N.
City:\tGREAT NECK
State Code:\tNY
Zip:\t11021
Phone:\t516-482 1112 Ext:
Fax:\t516-482 1172
Product Line:\tMENS @ LADIES WOOL SWEATERS
Issued Date:\t24-JAN-2002
 

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I just ordered a pair in brown a couple days ago from the website - at that price they are a real bargain. The Issaquah, WA store had a bunch for sale at regular price around Christmas time.
 

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Originally Posted by rezzor
I just ordered a pair in brown a couple days ago from the website - at that price they are a real bargain. The Issaquah, WA store had a bunch for sale at regular price around Christmas time.

All they have at my Costco are the black ones... I don't want to bring up black again but that's all they have...
 

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