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A staple of my wardrobe
on August 17, 2014
I own about a dozen of these pants which I first discovered at Kohl's a few years ago. These are the only pants I purchase now (other than suit pants) as they look good for casual and business casual settings and look fine with a sports jacket or blazer.
Size: I normally wear 33x34 in jeans, however with this brand of slacks, I'm at 34x30 with the hems hanging just 1/2 inch above the heel of my shoes which have a 1 inch heel. I'm 6' tall @ 190 lbs.
Pocket Size: Shallow pockets on pants annoy me, this is not the case with these.
Color: The box stores only carry a few color options, so Amazon was the best option for variety for me. The only color that was a bit different than expected was the "Graphite" color. I was expecting to get a dark gray which turned out to be dark gray/blue. The color has held up well to over a dozen dry cleans and even additional washes (I dry clean my newer pairs and wash my older).
Zipper / Button / Belt Loops: No snags yet with any of my pant zippers. They are "Ideal" metal zippers. The waist button is plastic, matches the rear pocket button and is otherwise not noteworthy. The belt loops are narrow however are stitched quite well, I wear a wide belt with these and have never had an issue or one break on me.
Center Pleat: A word of caution in this regard. It maybe my dry cleaners but they seem to like to crease them at a slightly different location. I'm not sure if this is because they naturally want to pleat differently or if it's because of careless dry cleaners. Either way, it's happened to at least 2 pairs of mine already which creates a double pleat look...ie. they're no longer my "good" pairs.
Durability: The other reviews mention the tendency of the hems to fray in a short amount of time. Well, yes they do fray, however the time in which they do in my opinion is acceptable for a $35.00 pair of pants. When dry cleaned only, I get about 12 cleans out of them before the hems begin to wear. So, if rotated with other pants, this can be about a years worth. Machine washing is a different story, they begin fraying after the 3rd or 4th wash and of course this leads to fading prematurely as well. For me and my usage, I get about a year of business casual use and about another year of casual use out of them.
Overall, they are comfortable, fit and look well and have become my choice beating out dockers hands down.