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I want a really great pair of trousers - what shops/designers would you recommend

(21 Posts)
krugerparkrules Thu 28-May-09 15:16:17

I am looking for a really great pair of trousers, something that sharpens my look and i can wear out for dinner/theatre or to work, and that i feel great in!

I have (thanks mn style jury) bought some 7 for all mankind jeans, and love them, and now want the same in a pair of trousers, great fitting, styled, and something when i put it on makes me feel better! I am 5.8, and a 10 or 12, depending on shop, and in muy 40's!

I have looked at reiss, but a bit toooo worklike for me, and i think i want something a bit more tapered .... i went to gap but found it a bit too predictable... i am happy to go designer for a great piece that will last in my wardrobe ...

any ideas - anyone wear hobbs? or a designer that they would recommend ....

notyummy Thu 28-May-09 15:24:51

Don't think Hobbs would fit the bill tbh - too tame/baggy.

You could try net-a-porter or their sister site that does designer discount stuff (argh...can't remember the name - but there must be a link from net a porter!!)Flannels does some good stuff online.

Jigsaw ok perhaps - or Whistles.

krugerparkrules Thu 28-May-09 15:51:19

notyummy, are their any designers you can recommend that i look at on net-a-porter ???
will check out flannels, havnt heard of them before ...

notyummy Thu 28-May-09 18:53:31

I've heard that Stella McCartney trousers are great, and armani.

notyummy Thu 28-May-09 18:59:09


Have a look here. I think the Helmut Lang are usually well cut, and Vivienne Westwood is famous for her cut.

notyummy Thu 28-May-09 19:00:52

Or these from Flannels

notyummy Thu 28-May-09 19:02:34

Or a whole load from Flannels in the sale.....

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Thu 28-May-09 20:00:07

How about Maxmara? I have two pairs of trousers from there and they are beautifully cut. Have worn them loads over the last few years and have no doubt they will still be in my wardrobe 10 years from now. If you are anywhere near Bicester Village, there is an outlet store there which is well worth a visit.

NeverReady Thu 28-May-09 20:57:46

Joseph or Theory do great cuts - you're about the same size as me and that's who i usually go for.

SuzeMcG Thu 28-May-09 21:38:44

Another vote for Theory here.

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Thu 28-May-09 22:06:40

Forgot about Joseph. Second vote here Oh and there sales are fabulous - v bargainous

BodenGroupie Fri 29-May-09 09:23:38

There's a discount code for Theory on the money saving expert website at the mo. Only valid in DH Evans IIRC.

I third Joseph.

BonsoirAnna Fri 29-May-09 09:28:00

I have recently bought trousers from Sofie d'Hoore (two pairs) and Bellerose, both Belgian companies, and think they are fabulous - not tight, but fitted and very flattering.

RamblingRosa Fri 29-May-09 12:46:42

I love Zara for trousers personally. I've never found better trousers elsewhere tbh. I think it's partly because I'm on the tall side and most trousers are way too short. Having said that, I got some Theory trousers in T K Maxx a couple of weeks ago for £40 and they're really nice, albeit a bit on the short side.

BodenGroupie Fri 29-May-09 12:57:53

RR, I'd agree re Zara although I don't always like the fabrics and their sizes can be a bit funny.

Did get a fantastic pair in Great Plains in the winter - £45, pale grey wool and part lined. Unfortunately the website doesn't really do their stuff justice and there aren't that many shops.

howtotellmum Fri 29-May-09 18:35:58

what about Margaret Howell? friend of mine swears by them and has two pairs- cost around £150 but last for ages. Another one is Fahri.

krugerparkrules Fri 29-May-09 19:49:02

thank you for all these suggestions - i am feeling very inspired, going to write these all down, head off to stores that stock them and will report back when i find the perfect pair!

I must say i do have some zara trousers and do love them ... just want one fantastic pair!

Bonsoiranna - where did you find the belguim designers you metnioned?

BonsoirAnna Sat 30-May-09 18:25:25

In Belgium and France. But I'm sure you can get them in London - google the designers and you'll find something.

BonsoirAnna Sat 30-May-09 18:26:05

Or alternatively hop on the Eurostar and go shopping for the day in Brussels smile

krugerparkrules Thu 04-Jun-09 12:20:04

thanks to all those that helped! I went to a large department store, went to every single designer and picked up their trousers in my size.
Found a FABULOUS pair, that is exactly what i wanted, really stylish, and great great fit ... they turned out to be dolce & gabanna ... and it was a random choice as had about 100 pairs to try on!!!!!
will try find a link for them as they are just soooooooo coool!

reach4sky Thu 04-Jun-09 12:54:48

Bonsoir Anna, one of my favourite dresses ever was a Sofie D'hoore I bought from Fenwicks in Bond ST but depsite searching on the net I have never been able to find either a website or a list of stockists. Does she have a shop in Paris?

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