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Brands for trousers with 'decent' fabric

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NumptyMum Sun 13-Nov-16 21:41:21

I really need to get some new work trousers, but I'm also on a really tight budget (ie around £40 max if possible). In the recent past - well, OK, 3 years ago - I got some work trousers from Next, but found it difficult to get ones that had a good 'weight' of fabric and hung well (I quite like the wide-legged type). Any recommendations for shops/brands to get a good pair of trousers, or do you think I need to stretch my budget and spend more? Oh, and they HAVE to be machine washable! No way can I buy something that needs dry cleaning...

Hassled Sun 13-Nov-16 21:46:30

Way more than your budget I'm afraid (more like £100) but I have some Reiss work trousers that have survived multiple machine washes and are absolutely great quality - especially in terms of weight of fabric.

NumptyMum Sun 13-Nov-16 21:48:40

Hmm - guess I could wait for a sale, but i was caught out with Reiss trousers years ago that were dry clean only... I thought I might get away with handwashing, but they shrank! blush

Haggisfish Sun 13-Nov-16 21:55:13

Rather randomly, these pin stripe joggers are actually really quite smart and a nice heavy material.

NumptyMum Sun 13-Nov-16 22:05:46

Thanks Haggis! There's an H&M that I go past on the way to work, might try to check those out tomorrow. I work for a charity, so smart-casual is fine; it's just I prefer not to iron stuff, which is why I don't want flimsy trousers... grin

cromwell44 Sun 13-Nov-16 22:22:12

I've just ordered three pairs from the sale section of Great Plains. They are well priced but I forgot to look whether they are washable, gah blush

NumptyMum Sun 13-Nov-16 22:31:05

I used to love Great Plains - I knew they'd fit etc, but then they changed the design of their trousers (at least for the jeans) which was a real shame as before then they were my go-to for shopping, at least in their sales! Having said that, I don't think I've ever had anything from them that required dry cleaning Cromwell, so hopefully you'll be in luck.

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