Mission Impossible: Find these pants!
September 17, 2011 6:00 PM   Subscribe

The pants Tom Cruise wears in the trailer for Mission Impossible 4 are excellent quality. Where can I get them?

In this clip, at 1:24 exactly you can see the ones I'm talking about. The pants are worn for the most part of the trailer; they're blue.

So, barring finding the original designer of the pants, does anyone know an online retailer that would sell extremely similar pants? I'm a teacher and like to dress well. Thanks!
posted by fantasticninety to Grab Bag (11 answers total)
How can you tell they are excellent quality? Even when the video is paused, they are fairly blurred.
posted by jayder at 6:23 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

Well, I have no idea what brand those particular pants are, but if you just want blue trousers that should handle fighting terrorism, these might do. (You can also get them in womens and/or fire-resistant.) (I know about these because Bruce Sterling just blogged about them.)
posted by restless_nomad at 6:30 PM on September 17, 2011

Like jaydar, I don't really know what you're getting at. However, if you want good looking pants that *extremely* durable, check out Outlier--they're 4-way stretch in particular. I had a bike accident in May where I hit the ground so hard I broke my wrist, cracked my knee (the bruise is still there almost 5 months later) and my house key--which was in my pant pocket, rotated over itself till it looked like a corkscrew. The pants were bloodsoaked but after one washing looked brand new.
posted by dobbs at 6:35 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

Feh. Kevin Kelly was on it years ago. Also, you can't go wrong with Galls.
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:36 PM on September 17, 2011

Best answer: Everyone, fantasticninety, explicitly point out that he like the pants for their look.

To be honest they look like standard dress slacks. (I thought they looked grey.)

Given his build, I'd imagine they are slim fit (very similar to modern fit. If you aren't relatively short and very fit like Tom Cruise, try the modern cut) and without pleats.

I'd imagine they are a light-weight wool fabric, although it's not impossible that they are a cotton variant (it is impossible that they are a polyester blend).

You should be able to buy something essentially identical in almost any reputable retail store.
posted by oddman at 6:37 PM on September 17, 2011

I think it likely they were specifically tailored for him by the studio's costume department.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:40 PM on September 17, 2011 [2 favorites]

+1 oddman, but I don't know if you can get the same look off the rack -- part of the reason the suit looks sharp is because it was tailored to fit Tom Cruise. Decent pair of wool dress pants with a modern cut + tailor and you might get somewhere, but, Hollywood-buff body + custom-made suit = good look, for sure, but not an easy thing to buy, especially not at a reasonable price.
posted by kmennie at 6:44 PM on September 17, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks oddman for helping this thread.

For anyone reading through the posts, I'm just trying to find a pair of pants that look very similar to the ones in the trailer because they look nice.
posted by fantasticninety at 7:04 PM on September 17, 2011

Best answer: If you can find a good picture of the pants you want try having them made for you by Baron Boutique in Nepal. Take your own measurements using their on-line instructions. I know it sounds unlikely, but the one suit they made for me was exquisite. I've been meaning to have another one made but frankly I don't ever wear a suit. I'm sure they could make the pants you want for same price as a good pair at a department store plus they will fit better.
posted by pandabearjohnson at 1:46 AM on September 18, 2011

Ladybird range at Woolies. Defo.
posted by the cuban at 6:05 AM on September 18, 2011

Best answer: They looked kind of shiny to me. There may be silk involved, FYI.
posted by deborah at 3:20 PM on September 18, 2011

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