I CAN'T Believe Buying Dress "Tailored" Dress Pants is This Difficult

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  1. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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  2. barracudapartne

    barracudapartne Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to work for Bain Consulting and anticipate wearing the traditional consultant-wear: light blue shirts, light blue stripes, maybe some light blue checks
    I'm thinking of getting 3 suit pants. At first I was thinking 3 different colors, but I think just mid-gray would look the best.
    I have AE black and AE brown.
    Mid Gray) http://www.howardyount.com/collectio...-100s-mid-grayI think this is TOO light for a conservative work environment
    Dark Gray) http://www.howardyount.com/collectio...100s-dark-graySeems like I should just by all 3 of this color, what do you think? Could both brown and black shoes work here?
    Charcoal) http://www.howardyount.com/collectio...-100s-charcoalcould I wear brown or black?
    Navy) http://www.howardyount.com/collectio...uper-100s-navyprobably could only wear with brown shoes?
     


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    Remember when Incotex and Mabitex were all the rage here?
     


  4. barracudapartne

    barracudapartne Well-Known Member

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    Howard Younts look pretty okay.
     


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    Sorry to thread-jack but I scored a pair of James Boss slacks for $99 and the Sharp are $129 for the anniversary sale, is this still too expensive for Boss and not recommended?
     


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    Rise on HY pants is to low, imo.
     


  7. barracudapartne

    barracudapartne Well-Known Member

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    uh -oh, that's no good.

    I need these for conservative work environment.
     


  8. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    They are not crazy low (10.25') -- just low for my tastes as I have broad shoulders and like my rise to be around 12' to minimize my top heavy shape.

    Epaulet Navy super 120's. Check them out. I have many pairs of trousers from them, good stuff.
     
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  9. barracudapartne

    barracudapartne Well-Known Member

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    I have broad shoulders too but am only 5'9" so figured a lower rise would make me look taller while a higher rise would make me look stub bier.
     


  10. barracudapartne

    barracudapartne Well-Known Member

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    Slim Walt Trouser Super 120's Wool Medium Grey?

    Looks like a worthy contender to Howard yount. Seems I need to figure out my rise preference. Just don't like looking like I'm carrying a load in my pants being only 5'9" with a high rise.
     


  11. Frankie22

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    Depends on how you are setup and based on how broad your shoulders are. It's not like a 12' rise is crazy high. 5'9 is not tall, but it's not stumpy. I'd give Epaulet a shot.
     
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  12. barracudapartne

    barracudapartne Well-Known Member

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  14. Frankie22

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    That's it -- navy is nice too -- I own many of the linens as well. Highly recommend,and if they don't fit ship em back.
    You're going to have a tailor alter them (the pants are specifically designed to leave room for this) so don't fret if they don't fit perfectly out of the box.
     
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  15. barracudapartne

    barracudapartne Well-Known Member

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    Most of the classic colors navy and gray only seem to be available in 2 sizes. Some pants only have one size option.

    Do you find that they are frequently out of stock of average sizes?
     


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