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Zanella pants - always pleated?

PocketCircle

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The ones I've seen are always pleated (often 3). Do they make any flat front pants?
 

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They make all kinds from triple pleats to flat fronts. The Benny and the Patrick model are flat front. There are likely others too.
 

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I only buy the Benny and Todd models, both flat front.
 

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Zanella sux compared to other Italian brands, though the fabrics are often very nice.
I find the cuts to be way way to generous.
 

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Originally Posted by thinman
I only buy the Benny and Todd models, both flat front.

One of the models, I forget which, can actually be quite slim.
 

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Originally Posted by PocketCircle
The ones I've seen are always pleated (often 3). Do they make any flat front pants?

For the longest time I saw nothing but triple pleated Zanellas at thrift stores. I'm guessing they made triple pleats longer than most others did. I still mostly see them in triple pleats in the thrift stores, but double pleats are showing up more often. I think I have only see one flat front Zanella while thrifting, which I actually happen to be wearing right now.

NM Last Call here in Austin has a good supply of them in flat front as well as double pleated.

I've seen a few Zanellas that have 4 pleats- two closely spaced pairs on each side. Is there a particular term for this? I saw some like this at NM Last Call recently and wondered if they were old stock or if the style was still being made.

mike
 

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Originally Posted by mbell
For the longest time I saw nothing but triple pleated Zanellas at thrift stores. I'm guessing they made triple pleats longer than most others did. I still mostly see them in triple pleats in the thrift stores, but double pleats are showing up more often. I think I have only see one flat front Zanella while thrifting, which I actually happen to be wearing right now.

mike


There are no thrift stores where I live so they are all full-price and triple pleats.
 

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In flat front pants, I prefer the fit of some cuts of Theory trousers to some of the Italian trousers, which I find to be on the slightly narrow and often too tapered side.
 

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Originally Posted by antirabbit
Zanella sux compared to other Italian brands, though the fabrics are often very nice.
I find the cuts to be way way to generous.


Most of the cuts are indeed generous but they are well made pants. The Patrick model is much slimmer than Benny.
 

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Originally Posted by antirabbit
Zanella sux compared to other Italian brands, though the fabrics are often very nice.
I find the cuts to be way way to generous.


I'm a slim guy, 6'3" and 185 lbs., and I like the cut of Zanella flat fronts. Tailors have been trying to convince me to try more generously cut trousers, and pleated trousers, so I won't look quite so thin.
 

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