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  • aglass
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    I'm wearing these HY pants ( http://www.howardyount.com/collectio...nts-light-gray ) today and for that price point I'm not sure you can do much better. Incredibly soft material, very wrinkle-resistant, and a nice slim-but-not-too-slim fit. I would hound StyleForum to get them for ~$100... just be patient.

    Also, I've picked up quite a few pairs of Incotex and Mabitex on eBay and also love those - but be warned, the fit is quite slim!

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  • redbeardedmike
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    Also, check ebay for Incotex/Slowear trousers. You can find them new with tags there. They are also supposed to be similar to the HY and Epaulet quality level and there are more of them around so there is more of a secondary market.

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  • LosRockets
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    I love HY's pants. I just can't afford them yet.

    On the affordable end I also vote for BR. I've got a few of their pants made of suiting material sourced from Italian mills and I really love them. Keep an eye out for these on Ebay/while thrifting.

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  • aps2012
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    Originally posted by redbeardedmike View Post

    If you want Epaulet or Howard Yount, they are indeed pricy, though, if you watch the Styleforum Menswear Classifieds, you can find some deals. I bought two pair of HY unhemmed trousers for less than the retail price for one pair. They arrived today and they seem great. I certainly support the made in US, small time operation that HY is running and I'll be more likely to buy directly in the future now that I know for sure what my size is.
    The HY pants in the picture say that they're made in Italy. Anyone have thoughts on why some in Italy and others in the US?

    Or how I could convince my wife that those pants are vital to my continued success and happiness in life?

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  • redbeardedmike
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    Funny, that this should pop up today.

    I can recommend the eHaberdasher Benjamin trousers that Fred mentioned above (although they are $110 now).

    If you want Epaulet or Howard Yount, they are indeed pricy, though, if you watch the Styleforum Menswear Classifieds, you can find some deals. I bought two pair of HY unhemmed trousers for less than the retail price for one pair. They arrived today and they seem great. I certainly support the made in US, small time operation that HY is running and I'll be more likely to buy directly in the future now that I know for sure what my size is.

    Frankly, I think the BR Tailored Slim Fit trousers are a good value. I bought some on some crazy double-discount sale for like $60 and wound up returning the and I probably wish I had kept them at that price. I also was able to land some J Crew Bowery trousers on sale for about $80, but then learned that they had the Bowery Slim (which were not on sale) and returned them. I still haven't tried on that fit yet, but I'm betting it will be a little bit better. The quality seemed pretty good.

    I'm becoming more of a mind that spend where you need to, but that you can get deals on more mainstream items. For example, if you want this look:



    You're going to need the HY Nailhead Wool Trousers.



    The pants specialists will have special pants. If you're looking for gray flannel trousers or wools in medium gray or navy, you'll have a number of cheaper alternatives.
    Last edited by redbeardedmike; August 13, 2013, 06:48 PM.

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  • aps2012
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    No J.crew mention? I really like my Bowery Urban Slim fit and they're <$100 even without sales.

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  • sean_anon
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    I bought a pair of Howard Yount tweed pants last year and they they are excellent. The fit is slim and modern but not too skinny so I ordered my correct waist and it needed no alterations at all. I want to try a pair of flannels now from him.

    I haven't had anything nicer than J crew and Nordstroms house brand pants before this though so I can't compare to other similar brands as this was a big step up

    One other thing I appreciate is you are supporting a young American guy who is trying to run a small business when you buy HY and that is worth something as well to me. I can afford to do this sometimes and others can't so no judgement there but it feels good and you get great customer service

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  • Kroaker
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    Originally posted by bruschetta View Post
    pierrot, Uniqlo's suit separates are comprised of 40% polyester and 20% Rayon this season. I would avoid any clothes made with 60% synthetic fabric.
    I'll 2nd this opinion. Leave the 70s in the past!

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  • bruschetta
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    pierrot, Uniqlo's suit separates are comprised of 40% polyester and 20% Rayon this season. I would avoid any clothes made with 60% synthetic fabric.

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  • pierrot
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    uniqlo suit separates?

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  • MikeAD91
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    I have a couple pairs of these. I think at this price, they are a good deal, and if you get the opportunity to combine this price with one of their 30% or 25% off sales, even better. I think I paid around $75 a pair for mine.

    The biggest downside is the pockets on the gabardine trousers are white, and I wish the wool extended a bit further. While walking with a smartphone in the pocket, occasionally you will see a flash of white.

    Otherwise, I like them. The Regent fit is the ideal fit for me (in pants), since it is tapered but not slim. They have slimmer fits (Fitzgerald and Milano). Fitzgerald is on the slim side of what I'm willing to wear, but not my preference. I do, however, prefer the Fitzgerald jackets.

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  • mcadamsandwich
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    Another +1 for Banana Republics slim fit wool pants. Sub-$100 price, decent fabric and fit. It's all I wear to work.

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  • ChosenGSR
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    Macy's BAR III or Alfani separates, can be had < $50 when on sale.

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  • emynd
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    Bump!

    Any new options? Seriously considering picking up a pair of Epaulet's or Howard Yount's but I'd prefer to spend less than that if at all possible.

    Thanks

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  • alan
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    Wool pants st BR are $100 unless you're looking at suit separates. It's a reasonable place to start.

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