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Old 07-14-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Does the brand make a difference in the wear quality? What brand do you buy?

Hang overnight to dry then put in the dryer on no heat with a dryer sheet for ten minutes to get the lint off and wrinkles out.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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Buy a good brand and wash them every time you wear them-- don't be gross.

Lucky is good and they seem to manufacture all their pants in America or in Mexico, IE not slave labor countries
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I found that Dockers seem to be the worst for this. In a comparable price range, Haggar seems to be some better. However, I've found that spending more turns out to be economical in the end. Brooks Bros. khakis wear better and really look neater and sharper.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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so the fraying is not typically there but happens most often on the back belt loops and in the butt.
Is there something weird/abrasive about the chair you sit in at work? Do you fidget or move around a lot?
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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Buy a good brand and wash them every time you wear them-- don't be gross.

Lucky is good and they seem to manufacture all their pants in America or in Mexico, IE not slave labor countries
I imagine some may find it gross that I don't wash them every time after wearing them. My reasoning is that I thought washing and drying was the primary culprit and that they would last longer that way. My other reasoning goes back to men's suits: men don't dry clean their suit after every single time wearing them, as the suit & matching pants would wear out. If that is acceptable for suits (and men will tell you that is the norm), then wearing a pair of khakis a couple of times between washes isn't that bad.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:05 PM
 
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Does the brand make a difference in the wear quality? What brand do you buy?

Hang overnight to dry then put in the dryer on no heat with a dryer sheet for ten minutes to get the lint off and wrinkles out.

I have shopped at primarily at Belk and JC Penney and have tried mostly Dockers, Haggar and Izod. I haven't had great results with any of the three. I may have to branch out and try some different brands: St John's Bay, Stafford, etc to see if maybe they will hold up better.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Is there something weird/abrasive about the chair you sit in at work? Do you fidget or move around a lot?

^This. Is your chair leather or some sort of woven fabric?
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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I imagine some may find it gross that I don't wash them every time after wearing them. My reasoning is that I thought washing and drying was the primary culprit and that they would last longer that way. My other reasoning goes back to men's suits: men don't dry clean their suit after every single time wearing them, as the suit & matching pants would wear out. If that is acceptable for suits (and men will tell you that is the norm), then wearing a pair of khakis a couple of times between washes isn't that bad.
The idea that one should, by default, wash every single article of clothing that's been worn once seems to me a little wasteful of water and energy, hard on clothes, and, taken too far, even a little compulsive.

I mean, underclothing, t-shirts, things worn while doing physical exertion and/or in highly humid and hot conditions... yeah, sure, of course. But for a person that bathes regularly and spends the workday in a climate-controlled office, why would you need to wash pants or dress shirts (worn over an undershirt) after each single wearing? There's zero need unless you're a really sweaty/smelly person or a germophobe.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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Are you sure they fit correctly? You may be putting too much stress on the belt loops and seat of the pants if they're too small.
Thinking the same thing, may be too tight.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I imagine some may find it gross that I don't wash them every time after wearing them. My reasoning is that I thought washing and drying was the primary culprit and that they would last longer that way. My other reasoning goes back to men's suits: men don't dry clean their suit after every single time wearing them, as the suit & matching pants would wear out. If that is acceptable for suits (and men will tell you that is the norm), then wearing a pair of khakis a couple of times between washes isn't that bad.
The oils and dirt from your body will break down the fibers.

Again, don't put them in the dryer.

Men's suits are generally lined and made out of much better, sturdier fabrics.
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