Medium Quality Machine Washable Dress Pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by khawk, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. khawk

    khawk New Member

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    Recently started moving away from tan Khakis/Chinos to "casual" dress pants. Even with the "entry-level" dress pants in a polyester or poly/Rayon blend I find these more comfortable (temperature and feel) than Khakis.

    I've started with the following:
    Van Heusen slim fit grey travel
    Kenneth Cole slim fit grey

    Both fit well and the material seems to have a higher quality finish (compared to shiny polyester used in athletic wear). The Van Heusens seem to have a more microfiber look. We'll see how they hold up after time.

    My question is what would be the next step up to stay ~$100 or under (retail price)?

    I work in an office but also in a production environment (dust, etc.) for a portion of the day, so something I can take home and wash is preferred. So although wool pants may be true dress pants, I don't think they would be practical.
     
  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Next stage would be to ditch polyester and go to either wool or cotton.
     
  3. khawk

    khawk New Member

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    From what it sounds like the machine washable safe wool doesn't last, so it sounds like I'd be best off with cotton.

    Any cotton suggestions?
     
  4. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Lands' End.
     
  5. CSG123

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    Costco's Kirkland brand of khakis in their last offering is simply amazing. 100% cotton, no-iron, $20. Terrific hand on the fabric. I picked up three pairs in the warehouse.
     

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