1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Ll bean super 100s dress pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    As I stated in a previous post, I am looking for a few pairs of flat front dress pants for work. I am going to be in a business casual job for about 9 months and I think I'd draw looks if I wore a suit EVERY day. After this job ends, Ill be in a "suit every day" job for quite a while. As such, I'm going to stay away from Incotex, etc. unless I can find them on deep discount -- I don't want to spend a mint on pants that I won't get much use out of after this year is over. This it seems is a tough chore because I wear a 32 waist, and I rarely find flat front dress pants in my size at outlet prices. I happened to see these on LL Bean and thought it sounded like a decent fabric. I also like the range of colors (I'd probably just stick to the charcoal and navy, however). I've never tried on a pair, however, which is why I'm wondering if anyone has. They seem like they could be an economical purchase.
     
  2. kabert

    kabert Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,093
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    I don't think you can go wrong with LL Bean if the price is right and what you're looking for is "workaday" tough slacks you can wear and not really worry about. I'd check out Brooks Brothers too (Brooks outlet).
     
  3. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,743
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Brooks Brothers is as excellent suggestion, but you don't have to go outlet. They're having a big sale right now...
     
  4. BGW

    BGW Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    107
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2004
    Nine months is not a trivial amount of time.
     
  5. regularjoe

    regularjoe Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    276
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Along those lines, you could Land's End.
     
  6. justbrowsing

    justbrowsing Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    I haven't tried the LL Bean pants but please let us know how you like them if you get them. I have started looking for some fall/winter pants and the ones you pointed out look like good work pants at a good price. The Lands' End 70s Year'rounders are also available as flat front. They are a bit less expensive at $60.
     
  7. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    I have a free shipping code for LL Bean, so I think I'll be ordering in the next couple of days. I'll let you all know. By the way, I almost bought some Calvin Klein Collection flat front wool pants at Off Fifth the other day for $80. Made in Italy and had a pretty good fit. But the pockets just kept gaping out. It made me look like I had women's hips. [​IMG] What is up with that?
     
  8. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    I just bought a $250 LL Bean gift card from Ebay for $160. So now I will definitely be ordering soon. (If the pants don't work out, I'm going to order a down comforter). Can't beat that deal on Ebay though.
     
  9. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,523
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Location:
    Bay Area
    nice score on the gift card.

    i have ordered some of the 'washable wool' trousers from llbean. (i'm a little anxious about how they're going to look/feel, but my current lifestyle doesn't allow much time for dry cleaning runs.)

    also, RE land's end, they have their 'custom' trousers in various fabrics, might be worth a try. i've ordered some 'custom' chinos from them (again for washability).

    /andrew
     
  10. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,523
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Location:
    Bay Area
    report: received the 'washable' wool trousers yesterday. they are thick and scratchy, with no lining in the legs. definitely not girly-man pants. but i like the look.

    i kept one pair for winter wear, but i doubt they'll see very much use because we don't have a long cold season. they'll probably last forever.

    /andrew - heading back to the drawing boards, for washable dress trousers.
     
  11. JohnMS

    JohnMS Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    650
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    I might recommend some of the Corbin pants from Sierra Trading Post. They're having an additional 20 percent off of their bargain bin items. Many of the Corbin pants are in that group.
     
  12. justbrowsing

    justbrowsing Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Johnny, how do you like the pants? I was thinking of giving these a try or maybe their flannel pants.

    Thanks
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by