Pants for "Hockey Player Legs"

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Hi-I was wondering if any fellow thick legged guys out there have found a good brand of khakis/slacks that fit you well in a tapered but comfortable way. Before you point me in that direction, please know that I have searched the historic threads and while some of them do try to address a similar issue, the proposed solutions like "try Bonobos" are not going to work for me! Unfortunatley those are still generally too tight in the thigh when getting the waist and length that works for me. I generally wear Banana Republic Khakis but I feel like they are so baggy that they look sloppy. Anyone else have this problem? What are some brands I should try? Would love any advice! I'm generally a 36 x 32 or 36x34 and much prefer flat front.

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Oct 17, 2013

try the orvis kakhis. i'm in the same boat and still haven't exactly found the best pair yet.

Oct 17, 2013

Yeah, its miserable trying to find pants. I either get pleats (yuck), MTM or size up in the waist and have it taken in.

Oct 17, 2013

Banana Republic.

Oct 17, 2013

J Crew or Banana Republic. I have the same problem - once got a pair of Hugo Boss that looked like they were painted on

Oct 17, 2013

Get bigger and then get them tailored. Really your only solution to avoid the bagginess.

Oct 17, 2013

Hitl is a good brand as well, I've had success with them. Like bobb says though, you sort of have to go size up in the waist and have them taken in. Or alternatively just stop lifting so heavy. When I was done with sports I stopped trying to deadlift the house and lost 20 lbs so had to get all new pants.

Oct 17, 2013

lulu lemon? made in canada...

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Oct 17, 2013

I'm a former college dlineman and have very thick legs, and the only pants I've found that fit good are tailored, pleated pants. I asked the tailor to go flat front, and he said my thighs were too big for flat front, so I guess I'm pleats for life...

I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

Oct 17, 2013

Same boat and the best I've found was BR, but once you get into the BR Monogram it starts to get a bit tighter but still alright

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Oct 17, 2013

Calf implants.

Oct 17, 2013

I just showcase the fact that my thighs and gluteus maximus are enormous. Let everyone know who is in charge.

Oct 17, 2013

The only flat front pants that fit me well are Zanella...but literally nothing else. I think it's just the cut, eveything else I tried makes my pockets stick out at the sides and it looks retarded. You can go a size or two up on these, get it taken in and they won't be baggy.

I'm a 34 waist and roughly same length as OP but have pretty thick legs since I weigh about 205. I refuse to go pleated.

Oct 18, 2013

Wearing pleated pants today, so roomy and comfortable . But damn I hate this look

Oct 18, 2013

Thanks for the input guys. Yah, I hate the look of pleated pants today too-gotta check out some of these alternatives. Banana Republic chinos are comfy and do fit the leg room requirement, but I find them to be too baggy, particularly around the ankles. I think it looks sloppy which is what I'm trying to get away from.

Oct 19, 2013

Try Epaulet. They are a StyleForum affiliate. Their Walt trousers, even though they're slim fit, all have a rise of over 12 inches and have plenty of room in the thigh (11.5 inches across when the trousers are laid flat at the lowest point of the crotch for a size 30). I have big thighs, too. Huge pain in the ass...

Oct 21, 2013

What are your leg measurements?

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Oct 21, 2013
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