Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by docka, May 21, 2013.
Looking for charcoal and navy in slimmer cuts.
Preferably washable as well.
Could you please define "work pants"? To most Americans, anyway, "work pants" means something like jeans or heavy-duty khakis--something on that order for rugged physical work. However, I get the sense that you may be wanting dressy slacks for office work. Please clarify and we may be able to help you.
Sorry, I meant dress pants for an office environment.
I bought a pair of Calvin Klein slim pants and the material is made of polyester and rayon, but it looked dressy enough.
The trousers you have bought are disposable and will cost you more to replace than if you'd bought a higher quality in the first place op. for double you could get bb trousers 2 for $228
I have learned this lesson the hard way. I bought two Louis Raphael Pants that were poly/rayon that i regret from Nordstrom rack that I see as throw-aways in the future. They feel much more different then a pair of wool or high quality cotton pants.
You great quality pants in that range at stores such as Off Saks,Century 21,etc. I just bought a great pair of Hickey Freeman pants for 80 bucks at Century 21.
If you know your sizing, would watch online flash sales. For example, myhabit has incotex ivory for ~ 80 right now. It isn't as high quality as regular incotex, but it will blow those CK's away and last much longer.
How do you know what type of fit are they? They don't seem to indicate whether the Incotex Ivory is slim fit or classic fit. I'm guessing this is a decent right for this brand?
You may occasionally find a better deal on B&S or one of the flash sale sites, but these are always a good deal. There's usually a coupon code floating around to bring them down to the 60s.
I have trouble finding pants within my price range as well.
Long ago, I realized that it was not wise for me to buy pants without trying them on first. Being tall and skinny, with chicken legs to boot, anything with a pleated front typically looks terrible on me, and I need a pretty slim fit through the legs.
This makes it hard to rely on the interwebs as my only source of pants. I live in middletown USA which means no quality retailers, the only thing within an hour drive is a brooks brothers outlet store. Everything else is department stores with very little that isn't polyester.
So I feel your pain on affordable pants purchasing. I can't say I have anything figured out, but I have come to acceptance with the idea of buying pants with a full understanding they may not be the "end game" of my trouser wardrope. I'll try to hit up the popular online retailers (epaulet, yount, luxeaire) one at a time, as I can afford it, and see if I can find something that has both the fit and the fabric that really works for me.
It's not wise or feasible to build an entire pants collection quickly in this fashion...
For different reasons I have a similar problem buying trousers online, unless I know the brand I am buying. I am fortunate to live in NYC however, where it is probably less expensive to buy quality clothing than anywhere else.
Lands End wool Year-Rounders are close to the OP's price range, especially if purchased via one of their innumerable sales, and can be had in tailored-fit flat-front versions that should suit him well.
They are looser than made for Europe Incotex. They are about the same fitting as Howard Yount Linen pants.
Thanks, just ordered a pair...
Are these prices great for Incotex Ivory? I'm contemplating whether I should order another pair. 80 dollars is right about my upper limit.
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