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Old 07-14-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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He is a thought-go to the Salvation Army and buy some new pants.THey will be inexpensive and you can see how they generally stand up by doing a little comparison shopping buy a few pair and so what if they wear out./ Rinse and repeat.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:26 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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SA items won't be new, but if you could step up your brands you might find that better brands last longer.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:28 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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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.
Wow...my bil only wears Dockers, but admittedly he must have at least 20 pair or more of them and they do get washed in the washer on delicate but dried in the dryer as well.

These are the ones he buys from JCPenney:

Dockers® D2 Signature Straight-Fit Pants

$58 original
$26.99 clearance

http://www.jcpenney.com/men/dockers/...age.dpcontent3
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:41 PM
 
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Try a pair of the LLBean khakis. I've got a pair that, admittedly, I wear 1x/week about 6 months of the year, but they're 3 years old now, and I run them through the washer & dryer. I do not wear a belt with them, however.

Sounds to me that your posture at your desk is probably creating a lot of the problem. If you're leaning forward onto the desktop most of the time, you're putting added strain on the back center of your trousers so the belt is continually pulling on the back loops, and if that's combined with rubbing up against the chair back, then that will double the wear and tear on that area. If you spend more time sitting straight up that will alleviate some of the wearing issues.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:40 PM
 
Location: CO
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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. It sounds like something else is making your pants fray as those are odd places to get wear and tear. The hems should fray before anything else. Some kind of office chair protector, or the seat of a car that is rough in texture I think would be a more likely culprit.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:16 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Perhaps a needlepoint belt instead of leather??????
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: here
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You just need a few more pair. If you wear them every day and only have 3 or 4 pairs, you wear them more than once/week. That's a lot. I wouldn't expect them to last long.

My husband and I wear khakis every day, too. We washes and dries them, and they do start to fray. I wash mine in cold water, delicate cycle , and hang them to dry. They seem to last a while. I probably have more than he does, too.
jeez typing police anonymous rep'er HE washes and dries them.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I've never had pants fray there but they fray terribly where they meet my shoes. I'm not sure how you're getting fraying on your backside. Like others have said, it must be how you sit and the fit of the pants.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I second the LL Bean recommendation. Try their chinos. Quality pants and good fit.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: here
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I've never had pants fray there but they fray terribly where they meet my shoes. I'm not sure how you're getting fraying on your backside. Like others have said, it must be how you sit and the fit of the pants.
Same here. My husband's fray around the bottom.
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