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I have some thoughts on the matter. I would prefer something lined, not too dressy but not too rugged that it would look out of place in a relaxed office environment.
  • Engineered Garments Mil Pants on Hejfina; this comes very close to my ideal; the loose fit has me on the fence
  • Woolrich Upland Pants; just a little less expensive than the EG pants, but perhaps over-engineered? Not sure I need the knees or inner thighs reinforced so much...
  • Filson whipcord or Mackinaw pants; these are around the same price as above; having never worn Filson pants, I have no idea how they will fit me; I suspect that I wouldn't be able to wear the Mackinaw pants indoors, so that leaves me with the whipcord jawns. At $160-ish (and cheaper on eBay), these looks like the ones that will land in my wardrobe.
  • J Crew officer trousers; also around $165, and the only option that I can hope to try on in-store without having to make a special trip.
What else should I be looking at? Please share your thoughts with me by posting in this thread. Warmly, DDML
 

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The upland pants are going to look weird in an office - the inner thigh reinforcement is more like ass reinforcement. see the back view (http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/WOOLRI...S/sts/sr_men80)

The J.Crew ones look like a very nice flannel wool. I'd go for those myself.

Have you looked around for EG's andover/cinch back trousers? The fit is very nice on them, not too skinny and not too loose.
 
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I love the fit of the EG cinch back pants. I guess I should add that to my list, but I already have a pair, albeit in a different material, and I have a "no duplicate" clause in my wardrobe contract. I should probably make an exception.
 

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has anyone seen those office pants in person? the khaki versions construction seems less than pleasing imo.

i can't imagine the wool version to be anymore sufficient.
 

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Originally Posted by JO3B
has anyone seen those office pants in person? the khaki versions construction seems less than pleasing imo.
The officer chino's? I haven't had any problems with mine.
 

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I own the EG mil pants from last year and by the look of it they're pretty similar from this season only mine has back pocket flaps. I went my true waist when I really should have sized down at least two. Luckily I had a good tailor who trimmed the waist and slimmed the legs a lot.
 

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For men that do lots of rough work on the ground.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Roughtrade?
Some would say their 'trade' is an extension of their natural talent.
Originally Posted by robin
Don't get him started.
Maybe for the better.
 
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Thank you to everyone that took my enquiry seriously.
I shall take a look at the Jah Cru Officer pants in-store, and go from there. May ultimately go for another pair of EG cinchbacks in wool.

:tips hat:
 

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Alright apologies for coming off as a thread crapper... do you want casual pants that can be a tad dressy? I usually like patterns, like herringbone, houndstooth ect though I do appreciate solid flannels.

How about scoring a gently use secondhand Ebay or thrift suit in your size with a herrringbone pattern that doesn't look awfully dated. The pants can meet your requirement and can be as slim a you choose to tailor them, and are usually lined. The jacket when appropriately fitted can be rocked with your jawns and you could swap out the button if you desire. Hell you don't even have to wear it as a suit and you have two very wearable pieces of clothing
 

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