What are some good wool pants for men?
March 25, 2016 12:03 PM   Subscribe

This has been asked before, but the responses to that inquiry seem a little dated, so I will ask again: what are some good brands for wool pants for men?

I'm particularly interested in quality; I'd like to invest in a purchase that will hold up pretty well to wear and tear, as I expect to wear them to work once or twice a week. Even though I don't launder wool pants every single time I wear them, I have found that some brands can be made pretty cheaply and seem noticeably worn after a short amount of time.

Let me know where I can find some durable, stylish pants for work!
posted by millions to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My husband likes these and they have held up pretty well so far, but he doesn't wear them as often as you want to. I think that is going to be pretty tough on any suit-weight wool.
Or are you looking for heavier wool that is more durable and casual but less formal?
posted by rmless at 12:15 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

I bought 3 pairs of Brooks Brothers when they were on sale at Christmas. 3 different colors but same cut, and I wear them in rotation. It's working out well so far, so I'll probably buy another 3 pairs next time they're on sale. Turns out Seth Brundle had the right idea (also Steve Jobs, I guess).
posted by spacewrench at 12:19 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

These whipcord wool pants are tough as hell. They've been in my seasonal rotation for a couple of years and still look pretty much brand new. The downside is that they only come in green.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 12:25 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

I've been quite pleased by the wool trousers at Eddie Bauer (online only). They regularly go on sale.
posted by postel's law at 12:59 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

I love my Jomers pants. They can be kind of a hassle to buy though, so they're released in limited quantities and sell out pretty quickly. Follow their twitter so you're notified right away when they've got new stock.
posted by Arbac at 1:01 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Lands' End. Year rounder wool pants. There are frequently 30% off sales on holidays.
posted by fieldtrip at 11:41 PM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Seconding Bonobos. They make excellent clothing. Love my wool trousers.
posted by Thistledown at 10:07 AM on March 26, 2016 [1 favorite]

Thanks everybody for the great suggestions! All of these brands are new to me (good to see that none of the less durable brands I've tried were suggested) so I intend to try them out in order according to whichever is the easiest for me to purchase until I find something that works for me; I'll come back to update the post based on results.
posted by millions at 7:38 AM on March 28, 2016

I picked up 2 pair of Brooks Brothers. These fit the formal style requirement; it remains to be seen how durable they are. First impression is that the quality is pretty good: they feel like they might be much more durable than a lot of the brands I'm replacing such as Banana Republic or Costco's Kirkland line, but it remains to be seen. I will try to update in 6 months to see how well these hold up after intermittent use.
posted by millions at 12:24 PM on May 17, 2016

Brooks Brothers still holding up perfectly.
posted by millions at 3:00 PM on October 2, 2016

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