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norcaltransplant

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Recently I've been searching for flat front trousers to fill out my wardrobe.  I haven't had much luck at local discount retailers or Ebay, so yesterday I made a trip to Woodbury Common.  I wasn't planning to buy much, but ended up with three pairs of pants--chocolate, flat-front, wool/cashmere thin-wale cords from Donna Karan Collection; gray flat front wool slacks from Donna Karan Collection; and a pair of chocolate brown moleskin "jeans" from Hugo Boss Baldessarini.  I realize that none of the above on par with Incotex, Mabitex, etc., but has anyone had success with Donna Karan and top end Boss?  I read a few threads about Baldessarini, but most were in reference to suits rather than shirtings and casual wear.

FWIW, I walked out with all three pairs for a touch more than an elusive pair of size 8 Grensons from Bennie's.
 

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No experience with either brand; sorry.

Did you notice whether the Loro Piana outlet had opened? If so, and assuming you visited the store, what sort of merchandise do they stock there?

Thanks.
 

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Loro Piana won't be open until the first of next month. I expect the remodeled outlet to be same as the last store--lots of sweaters, a few pairs of pants, and a nice selection of knitwear. Prices were reasonable but not fantastic (about 40-50% off retail).

FWIW, if you like cashmere, I think the Malo outlet is a lot better and their cuts fit slimmer gentlemen quite nicely. The TSE menswear stuff would also be worth checking out post-Xmas.
 

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Great. I've been holding off on a quilted cashmere vest (ching-ching-ching$$$ at the NYC store), so I'll be checking out the outlet. Thanks v. much
 

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