After being inadvertently reminded
that I have kind of an unusual body type (tall & fairly thin upper body [6'2", 210 lbs, 34W x 36L]... but with massive ham-hock legs--see title), I've decided it's time to quit my grumbling and actually find dress pants that fit. I've looked through the archives and while there's been good advice for casual
menswear, I need something that I can wear with a shirt & tie. I like Bonobos and Banana Republic style (or "style," whatever), but I've gained a little weight recently and even though my waist is about the same, everything fits like a sausage casing around my thighs and butt. Who makes the pants I'm looking for?
posted by psoas
on Feb 27, 2014 -
I keep having the same wear and tear on my suit pants (and to a lesser extent, jeans and khakis) and I want to know what is causing it and how to make it stop. In almost every pair the crotch begins to go quickly, tearing apart, piling, fraying, and being worn straight through with little holes. it's like I'm doing splits or high kicks all day. These occur across types of pants, tailored and not, stuff I swear frequently and stuff I hardly ever wear. As far as I know I'm buying the right size and try to wear them at my natural waist, just below the belly button and frequently with belts. I'm a guy with a bit of a gut and I don't go for marathon runs in my suit pants. For outfits I wear a lot I rotate the pants but within a year they're ruined and torn up. Is it the material? Am I sitting wrong? Hanging them wrong? Is there something I should be looking or/asking the tailor about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 6, 2014 -
Where's this black friday online deal: 1. high quality pants (really nice chinos/khaki pants/like Bonobos
- i.e. a bit hip/in fancy colors) 2. at around $25-50 3. that ship to Germany?
Recommendations for brands that match the style and price are fine (I'd find out about the shipping..).
posted by mathiu
on Nov 27, 2013 -
I wear a suit or dress trousers most days to the office, and am looking to replace some of my wardrobe. I've gone to a few mens' clothing stores, but have struck out looking for high-waisted, fitted but not tight, flat front men's trousers. (Details/snowflake/etc inside) [more inside]
posted by Seeba
on Nov 13, 2013 -
A friend of mine gave me a couple of pairs of new "Gap 1969 Long & Lean" boot-cut jeans that she got altered before she decided they didn't really fit. She's an inch or two or more than two shorter than I am. I'm wondering if I could get them re-altered into a straight-leg (or maybe slightly tapered?) cut that I can roll up a little, but I don't know anything
about sewing. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A
on Oct 22, 2013 -
I'm on the hunt for pants that fit. I have skiers' thunder thighs, love handles that are slightly larger than my hips and no butt. I'm on the lookout for skinny jeans in dark, unadorned washes, for under $100. The closest fit I've found is Target's fit 3
, but it aint great. Suggestions? More hip-shaped snowflake details inside... [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Oct 9, 2013 -
I am a 6'3" slender man (< 180 lbs) in my mid 30s. I am a grad student and I work in independent media. Don't jump to any conclusions but you're probably not too far off in your pigeonhole. I don't have workplace dress codes, but I would like to find some nice non-denim pants. I'm looking for something like casual-hip/casual-dressy. I generally like svelte-fitting pants, which may or may not be still in style. [more inside]
posted by Catchfire
on Sep 27, 2013 -
I am not a regular strip club attendee, so when I went to one today I had an unusual experience that I don't know if it was normal, and if it is how others handle it. It's NSFW and embarrassing, so details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 14, 2013 -
I have the worst time finding bottoms that fit. I currently own only 2 pairs that fit correctly.
Suggest a pair, website, or brick-and-mortar to shop at for me?
I've been looking for a new pair for almost a year now...
Details inside. [more inside]
posted by tenaciousmoon
on Aug 14, 2013 -
Saw a woman wearing these cute pants
and have no idea what words to search to find a pair. Can anyone ID? (sorry for blurry crap photo, I felt creepy enough taking it but thought it'd be creepier to ask her). Elastic waistband but not a sweatpants-kind of feel, looked dressy and comfy at the same time.
posted by Locative
on Jul 25, 2013 -
I am in need of comfortable, loose, modest pants/trousers suitable for sitting cross-legged on the floor for long periods of time. This will be in public, so unfortunately pj's are out. Preferrably under 40US and not hideous to look at. Yoga pants are too form-fitting. I'm a US ladies size 8/10 with a small waist, womanly hips and thighs and 5'3"ish. Any ideas?
posted by 1066
on Jul 12, 2013 -
Hot summer days in New York can be miserable with the heat and humidity. I feel like I'm on an endless quest to find the perfect summer pants. What should I wear to keep cool and look stylish without being over or under dressed? [more inside]
posted by andrewraff
on Jun 25, 2013 -
I am a lady with a small waist and a generous booty. I look best in "high-rise" or "high-waisted" pants because, well, my waist is pretty high, which means that the popular "low-rise" and "mid-rise" trousers leave acres of billowing flesh exposed between my actual waist and the waist of the pants.
What brands or specific jeans or pants (or skirts) can I wear? I've had decent luck with Simply Vera for Kohl's skinny jeans with stretch. Any other suggestion from like-waisted ladies? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic
on Jun 24, 2013 -
I'm looking for suggestions for actual brick-and-mortar stores where I could try on a wide variety of size 16-18 suit separates or dressy-to-formal tops/pants combinations. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats
on Jun 11, 2013 -
What kind of pants are marketed today that have a similar feel to the Savane Comfort Plus pants? [more inside]
posted by candasartan
on May 27, 2013 -
Looking for some information on the history of pants pooping incidents in popular culture. Not interested in pooped pants as part of a play or sketch. I'm looking for legitimate poops on the red carpet.
The goal of this question is to determine the most famous person to have pooped their pants in public.
posted by _aa_
on May 25, 2013 -
I'm a Former Fat Kid who's had to exercise religiously to stay in some kind of (refrigerator-like) shape as an adult. My distribution of fat and muscle means that I have huuuuge
glutes and quads. Pants are therefore my enemy. Help me find a fit! [36yo/M] [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on May 3, 2013 -
Where can I get burgundy/dark red chinos (or other machine-washable trousers) in a 52" waist for men for a decent price? [more inside]
posted by dhens
on Apr 15, 2013 -
I'm curious what the most frequently purchased colors are for regular, non-jean pants for men. I was discussing this with a colleague today, and guessed black and navy. I'm looking specifically for industry numbers or anecdotal evidence from those working in clothing manufacturing or sales. (I already guessed!) Thanks in advance.
posted by whitebird
on Apr 5, 2013 -
This is the logo
. I want to know what brand or company it corresponds to. It's on a pair of pants. That's about all I know since it's not mine.
posted by dagnyscott
on Apr 2, 2013 -
Knot ignoramus here. I have a pair of pants that has no belt loops, just a drawstring with a single end coming out of each side above the crotch. How do I tie a knot with those two ends such that it holds and I can also make it tighter at will? [more inside]
posted by slappy_pinchbottom
on Mar 24, 2013 -
I live in jeans and on my bicycle. I don't mind biking in jeans for short distances, but I'm finding myself doing a lot more bike riding in situations where I need something more presentable and versatile than bike shorts, skorts, or yoga-type pants, but more comfortable than jeans. (And it's not my bottom that's the issue, so wearing padded liner shorts under my jeans is not the solution I'm looking for.) The obvious answer here is pants designed for traveling and hiking, but I'm having a hard time finding any in my size (2X). I found some cargo pants at Old Navy that looked promising, but even though they're in my size they don't fit because they're super low-rise. REI has exactly one pair of plus-sized adventure travel pants and I have them, but I'd like more options. Do you have a recommendation for comfortable hiking/travel pants in plus sizes?
posted by rhiannonstone
on Mar 23, 2013 -
What pants do people wear for very cold (0 °F / -18 °C, and colder) weather hiking? Just rain shell pants and wool long underwear? Surely there are insulated pants suitable for hiking? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic
on Mar 21, 2013 -
I am looking for black, elastic-waist, inexpensive, "business casual" women's dress pants, available in the US and preferably online. [more inside]
posted by sunshine37
on Mar 21, 2013 -
Recovering Spanx addict and emerging caftan woman needs to look professional at work. Snowstorm inside. [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry
on Mar 14, 2013 -
When you can't tell that you've lost NEARLY 20 POUNDS because you blame it on your always-saggy Old Navy jeans... maybe it's time for new jeans. Any suggestions for better plus-sized jeans for a 33-year-old in the Midwest? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Mar 1, 2013 -
Are there any stores that still stock tall/long womens' pants and jeans in their brick and mortar stores? [more inside]
posted by matcha action
on Jan 3, 2013 -
I'm looking for good-quality black and dark gray winter wool dress pants that I can wear to my office. [more inside]
posted by the sobsister
on Dec 13, 2012 -
The era of skinny women's jeans has been here for a while, but I've still got a closet full of my perfectly good boot-cut and flared jeans. Can I wear these judiciously (even among young people) without looking embarrassingly out-of-touch? If not, should I try to alter them, or is there a chance they'll come back into style in a year or two anyway? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Oct 3, 2012 -
Recommendations for alternatives to Lee men's Custom Fit Waistband flat front pants? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman
on Sep 28, 2012 -
I'm looking for very comfortable elastic-waist, drawstring men's "yoga"-style pants for hanging around the house and for practicing yoga. Must have pockets.
Most dedicated "yoga" pants seem to cost $75 or more. I'm hoping for cheaper!
posted by Quisp Lover
on Sep 17, 2012 -
I finally found a pair of black, cordura cycling jeans that seem like they'll last for years. On the other hand, I've started to discover that my Levis don't last. Where else can I find indestructable pants? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Sep 17, 2012 -
If you wear Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda jeans, what other pants (brands, models) fit you? Hate in-person shopping, and would love to buy more pants on line. [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter
on Aug 22, 2012 -
Leads for finding sexy fitting jeans for a short lady with massive thighs and some booty? [more inside]
posted by ifjuly
on Aug 15, 2012 -
I have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. I've got my suit all ready. The problem is that I had surgery recently and I'm in a full leg brace and crutches. Should I put the brace over my pants or under them? I don't know even know if the brace will actually fit under the pants, though; it's pretty bulky with a huge metal hinge and several thick velcro straps. Will wearing it on the outside of dress trousers look ridiculous?
posted by Cat Pie Hurts
on Jul 25, 2012 -
Urgent birthday present vintage fashion help: Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull. [more inside]
posted by scazza
on Jun 13, 2012 -
Asking for a friend: I have a 31 in inseam, 31 inch waist, 41 inch hips, and 24 in thighs (all circumferences). At what brick-and-mortar stores in Chicago can I buy nondescript men's slacks? In the past (fashionistas avert your eyes) I've mostly bought pleated pants several sizes too large and just belted them in. If possible I'd like to avoid that this time around.
posted by newtux
on May 21, 2012 -
The top third of my legs is a size and a half bigger than the bottom two-thirds. Where on earth can I buy skinny jeans/pants? Preferably under $50? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz
on Apr 16, 2012 -
What-to-wear-with-it-Filter: Navy blue trousers. I (mid-20s male with an obvious tendency towards beanplating) just decided to shift work wardrobe into a higher gear (business casual!), and bought two fantastic pairs of washed cotton chinos. One pair is navy blue. Never worn navy blue before. Help me pair it with my existing wardrobe without looking like an off-duty sailor or Connecticotian on vacation (sorry, Connecticotians)
. [more inside]
posted by supercres
on Mar 2, 2012 -
My girlfriend and I recently spent several hours in our typical U.S. city looking for some new pants for myself, an adult male. Almost none of them fit. I wear a 34" waist (36" was always way too big) and a 34" inseam, but in most of the pants my abdomen showed upward-pointing "smile lines." From looking at some sewing blogs, it looks like this means the crotch is cut too high. My girlfriend says I have a "perky" rear end, so some of the pants were giving me wedgies too, especially the ones made from thinner fabrics. After trying on lots of pants at Nordstrom Rack, Gap, J. Crew, and Banana Republic, we were only able to find a few pairs that actually fit (a pair of khakis at J. Crew, dressier slacks at Banana Republic, and a pair of Levi's 505 straight fit corduroys). I couldn't find any jeans that would fit me at all, but maybe I can find somewhere with 505 jeans. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 26, 2012 -
I have no idea who made my favorite workout pants or where I bought them. Can you help me find another pair like them? They have an elastic waist AND ankles
like most men's sweatpants. BUT, they're made from a much lighter cotton material that's not fleecy.
They're also loose fitting but not too much.
posted by 14580
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Are you a guy who wears a 30-inch inseam in jeans, etc.? Share all your fashion secrets with me - specifically about clothes for the bottom half of your body. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob
on Jan 30, 2012 -
I am looking for women's plus-sized (size 2X) cold-weather pants for walking my dog in the morning. I walk/run her for about 45 minutes (we are slowly doing Couch to 5K together). Specifically, I'd like to have something like these thermal running tights
that are light, easy to pull on in the morning straight out of bed and will wick away moisture. Regular exercise and/or running tights aren't warm enough. Typical temps I walk in are down to 20F -- I'd like to be warm, but just not cold
would be sufficient. I need them in a women's size 2X, but have had no luck finding anything. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk
on Jan 7, 2012 -