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Washable khakis

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by musiczone, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. musiczone

    musiczone Member

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    Can anyone recommend wash and wear khakis that are 100% cotton? EX:Nordstroms,BB,Lands End Etc. Thanks.
     


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    Sure, The Gap. they're just khaki's. I love my gap khaki's.
     


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    Brooks Brothers Advantage Chinos

    Get them on sale.
     


  4. SFclassic

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    I've long been partial to Banana Republic khakis. I don't care for their other pants, but they're good at khakis. My favorite style -- the Emerson -- is no longer available in the stores, only at their Website.
     


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    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    You mean Chinos? Except if you paint your legs a nice midrange khaki color...that incidentally if one uses waterproof paint should allow for easy washings.

    Jon.
     


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    I second Hopkins' recommendation of BB's Advantage chinos. They have quite a few shades, and they really come out of the dryer looking good.

    A lot of people don't like the "finish" that Brooks and other companies apply to non-iron, 100% cotton fabrics, and there's probably some truth to the assertion that it renders the fabrics less breathable.

    Still, there's times when I'm too lazy/just don't have enough time/didn't plan well that I need something I can take out of the dryer, and BB's non-iron pants and shirts are ideal for that. Stay away from the pleats, though. I'm not dead set against pleats in general, but in khakis/chinos/cotton pants they just don't wear right.

    Also have a pair of jcrew non iron khakis from a few years ago, but I don't think they carry them anymore...

    ImageWIS, I feel you're getting cynical in yr old age...
     


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    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    What old age would that be? [​IMG] Jon.
     


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    Bill's Khakis (a bit looser) and Incotex chinos (several different fits)
     


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    Kidding. Weak joke.
     


  10. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    LL Bean Classic. Forward pleats, and more or less easy-care cotton.
     


  11. JohnG

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    I second Mr SF Classic... Banana Republic for the Emerson. If you have large thighs and calfs you can still actually move comfortably in them.

    Also on average you can wear one to two sizes smaller in them for a little ego flattery.

    Its great wearing a 34 in jeans and being able to "comfortably" wear a size 32 or 33 in Emersons.

    Btw- supposedly all current lines are going to be phased out and B.R. will just be carrying one style. The new style will be a bit lower wasted but still have the same leg room and "oversized" fit I have been told.

    Respectfully,
    John
     


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    Any notice Banana Republic uses much thinner material for their Khakis. Bought a few pairs back in 2001. Great material. The current
    khakis are much thinner are wrinkle much easier.
     


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    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    LL Bean, with the forward pleats.
     


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    Vanity sizing for men? Â Say it ain't so. [​IMG] I thought the accepted male work-around was wearing trousers below the natural waist so as to avoid the 'bulge'. Â [​IMG]
     


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