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Anyone bought any nice non-plasticy work trousers recently?

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BrianButterfield Fri 28-Sep-12 22:23:06

My RL shopping choices are dire and every pair of trousers they sell are all synthetic fabric and look it (shiny, nasty creases, look like school uniform trousers, ugh). I would like some that have some kind of natural fibre component, have a nice weight to them so hang properly, a non-threatening cut (I don't mean boring, but not too fashion-y as they're for work) and in charcoal/black. I am a size 8 and 5'4". Budget up to £50ish although I can go higher for the right pair.

BrianButterfield Sat 29-Sep-12 09:31:52

Bumping for the morning folk.

TheBuskersDog Sat 29-Sep-12 11:28:09

Try Gap -a range of different styles, usually between £30-45 and in black and greys.

Charliefox Sat 29-Sep-12 11:35:42

www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/uk/en/zara-neu-W2012/287002/959521/PINSTRIPE%20TROUSERS

www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/uk/en/zara-neu-W2012/269187/827408/TROUSERS%20WITH%20STUDDED%20WAISTBAND

BrianButterfield Sat 29-Sep-12 12:19:53

I like the pinstripe ones from Zara but they're polyester/viscose - how to they feel IRL?

I had actually forgotten about Gap - I went crazy buying cotton knitwear at the outlet the other day and didn't even look at trousers!

azazello Sat 29-Sep-12 12:33:19

Have a look at Banana Republic as well. It generally has some nice suit type trousers in a range of cuts. 100% wool and lined like theseand a bargain at £20!

BrianButterfield Sat 29-Sep-12 13:27:44

I saw those when I was looking at the Gap site - they look v nice. Anyone have any idea what the sizing's like at BR? I find US sizes never translate properly into UK no matter what they say (have size 0! (!) DKNY dress that if anything is too big, and I'm certainly not a UK4.)

azazello Sat 29-Sep-12 13:54:41

The sizing is pretty much the same as Gap, possibly slightly less generous. I'm 10-12 in Uk sizes and would usually get a BR 6 although it might be slightly too snug sometimes around the bottom.

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