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Old 03-24-14, 04:29 PM   #1
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The Pants Party

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I can't imagine that I am the only one who has trouble with finding pants that fit. It would seem that the majority of the clothing industry has gone the way of the hipster and their skinny pants that those of us with muscular athletic legs can't find a damn thing that fits. Does anyone have a brand that they have found to help with this dilemma?
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Just cram your legs in! Ripped jeans around the calves is the new rage!
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Old 03-24-14, 06:02 PM   #3
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I can't imagine that I am the only one who has trouble with finding pants that fit. It would seem that the majority of the clothing industry has gone the way of the hipster and their skinny pants that those of us with muscular athletic legs can't find a damn thing that fits. Does anyone have a brand that they have found to help with this dilemma?
I certainly don't have small legs and Pearl Izumi fits me very well.
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I certainly don't have small legs and Pearl Izumi fits me very well.
OP means regular street clothes. I hope you're not wearing PI stuff around the office and such.
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Dickies. Jeans and "slacks". They're all I wear for work and casual.
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OP means regular street clothes. I hope you're not wearing PI stuff around the office and such.
Oops.
Op look for "relaxed fit" or even "fitted" in some brands. And are you looking for casual pants or dress pants?
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No matter how massive your legs are, you will always be able to find pants that fit you.

That being said, I am very particular about fit and this is what I've found:

Yay:
Gap straight
Levi 514
American Eagle straight

Nay:
Hollister
Levi 511 (unless you go +2 to fit the legs and you like to sag)
Abercrombie button fly

As for trousers, I've found that most straight flat front wool slacks fit very well. Be very careful about "slim" or "modern" poly or poly/wool blends, they may very well be too slim.
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Old 03-24-14, 07:39 PM   #9
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I can't imagine that I am the only one who has trouble with finding pants that fit. It would seem that the majority of the clothing industry has gone the way of the hipster and their skinny pants that those of us with muscular athletic legs can't find a damn thing that fits. Does anyone have a brand that they have found to help with this dilemma?
Dockers slacks.

Jeans are for children, women, and cowboys.
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Gap makes a non lowrise for men's now?

I go jos a banks when they have their weekly buy 1 get 4 free sale.
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OP means regular street clothes. I hope you're not wearing PI stuff around the office and such.
How better to intimidate the mere mortals I work with?
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Old 03-24-14, 08:09 PM   #14
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Well I'm a poor medical student and was looking for cheap slacks for interviews and rotations. And as much as I'd like to walk around like the Hulk in my Lycra and cleats, the hospital floors are too damn slippery. Sadly this means I'm relegated to conforming to the clothing styles of mere mortals.

In my research to find what the non-enlightened wear I found this article. It appears there are many of us from the Quadzilla tribe.

STYLE | GIRLFRIEND
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A kilt solves all these issues.
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Also the belt line is lower than it was a few years ago.

i don't want a belt line above the belly, but I do want it above my hips!
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Oops.
Op look for "relaxed fit" or even "fitted" in some brands. And are you looking for casual pants or dress pants?
This. For jeans, I was able to go one inch smaller in the waist with relaxed fit and the overall fit was much better too.
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Old 03-25-14, 07:25 AM   #19
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I gave up jeans years ago... if they fit the waist, the cycling legs didn't fit.
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Most Dockers and similar have loose/relaxed fit options.

For jeans I wear Carhartt and Lee Relaxed. I used to wear Levis 569 but heard that they were redesigned.
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I gave up jeans years ago... if they fit the waist, the cycling legs didn't fit.
I like Lee or Sonoma jeans, and was thinking how the legs don't fit well in the new pair of dockers type pants I'm wearing today as I was getting into my car.
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Okay, so you're looking for slacks.

I'll second the jos a banks suggestion, but you must ABSOLUTELY wait for a buy1/get4 free. I do it once a year. The fit is great for me, and they're durable. Check our their crease thingamabob, too. It's a bead of silicone that's run up the leg and it's supposed to keep them looking sharp. I haven't tried it, but will on at least one pair next time. If you don't like it, you can take them back :-)
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LoL no sympathy for you here OP, I've always been 28Lx30W since the freshman year of highschool.. wanna talk about a PITA to find pants. I do agree though this whole hipster jean thing is horrid.. I bought a pair of supposedly straight leg no taper baggy jeans the other day.. and they fit like my damn work jeans do, very tight! And what do these guys not have junk between their legs? The crotch is always wayyyyyy too high.
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I cut down cycling because of this. Now I look normal in pants that fit.
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+1 on Carhartt & Dickies. With Dickies, the jeans are cut bigger, but watch out on the cotton/poly work slacks -- some can be tight.
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