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Slim fitting slacks, do they even exist?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Andrew, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I'm on this same search myself. I've got some pairs of Prada and Dolce flat-front slim-cut pants, but they all taper too severly at the ankle for my taste.

    J Lindeberg has some pants that fit the bill, but they are all $200+ retail, and the store in my area that sells them rarely marks them down past 30% before they sell out.

    I've picked up three pairs of Kenneth Cole New York pants that are actually what I'm looking for - slim cut with a subtle boot cut that fits perfectly over shoes. I picked up a pair in black, heather gray, and white with white 'stripes' woven in. Retail was $90, but I picked them up for about $25 each on sale. Definitely not the best quality, but since this is a trendier item, and one that I might not wear more than once a week, I think the price is right.

    Banana Republic does make a lot of flat-front slacks, but I find many of them to be too tapered at the ankle.
     
  2. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I agree on the BR fit, I have some slim ones but they don't break right on the shoe for me. Kenneth coles fit like they were made for me, but the fabrics are all pretty cheesy.

    Have you guys considered sending a pair of pants you like out to be copied? I was on a search for a 'certain' pair of pants a few years back and almost came to this. Luckily I didn't, because I grew 3" shortly thereafter. But with places like Ravis or Vaish offering such low prices, it might be worth it to find a pair that's close, alter them to be exactly right and then send them out to be copied in all the fabrics you want.
     
  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    exactly. a friend of mine has a retail store in a trendy part of LA and she designs/fabricates her own line which includes *my* perfect pair of trousers in terms of fit, the fabrics she chooses etc. everything from the style of pockets to leg size and the vintage-styled fabrics she uses are everything i need in a pair of daily trousers. and if i find my own fabric she can have a one-off made with the existing pattern.
     
  4. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    http://bluefly.com/pages....uct+ID# Check those out Nick. Bluefly has them in 28. Actually, Bluefly has lots of Theory slacks in 28. They are just a little over $100 each.
     

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