To begin with, don’t begin by saying: “From now on, I’m seeing nothing but movies made before 1941.”
“…eating nothing but steamed rice.”
“… investing in nothing but Treasury bills.”
These approaches don’t work.
On the other hand, this does: “From now on, even though I may be required to visit Iceland, Sumatra, Nutley, Argentina, and New Jersey in the space of nine days, I’m not packing a half-dozen assorted pairs of pants.”
The successful simplification here is to take along one pair (at most two) of exceedingly versatile, simple canvas pants like these.
Crossing the Atlantic aboard a Gulfstream G550, these pants are exactly right. Comfortable, yes. Handsome, yes. They also indicate that you are not overly impressed with yourself for being aboard a Gulfstream G550.
Back on the ground, bicycling through the Camargue, riding the slow trains in India, eating lunch at Gravetye Manor in West Sussex, these sensible, year-round herringbone pants are again exactly right.
(And made with a hidden advantage: inside each side pocket lurks a second pocket; this can be buttoned shut to stop coins or keys from spilling out when you’re seated in taxis, trains, and planes. Not a bad idea whether traveling or not.)
Life-simplifying Pants (No. 3673), easygoing and possibly even debonair; pre-washed cotton in herringbone pattern, no pleats, seven belt loops, two rear pockets. Imported.
Men’s even sizes: 38 through 48.
A word about alterations: This page may have options for both "already-altered" and "you-decide-the-alteration" pants. The "already-altered", if available, may have sizes such as "30x31H". This would note a 30" waist, a 31" inseam and a Hem (H) as opposed to a Cuff (C). If you see a size such as "30315H", this would note a 30" waist, a 31.5" inseam and a Hem. If you have any questions, please feel free to use the Live Help link at the left, or call us toll-free at (888) 647-2555.