Skinny+tall pants for work?

cantaloupe

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Does anyone have any go-to stores for skinny/tall office-appropriate pants (just basic black)? Everyone I know gets their work pants at Banana Republic or J Crew, but vanity sizing at those stores is ridiculous and even a 0T is too large on me (plus they're always sold out of the small & tall sizes anyway). My legs are pretty long so I usually need a tall size, even though I'm average height (5'6"). I'd love to not have to use a tailor if possible..

So sorry if a thread on this already exists.. I searched and couldn't find one.
 

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I'm a fan of Theory, Vince, and Elizabeth & James. It is vanity sized, but it's not as bad as J. Crew. If I remember correctly, they do not differentiate on height. It's all tall, you may end up with a visit to the tailor anyway.
 

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Echoing what @curlycue said, big fan of Theory and Vince. I have a pair of D&G trousers that fit like a dream.

Have you tried Zara?
I agree on Theory being great. Are the Zara ones high quality? I find their products can be really hit or miss for me in that realm, but I would be delighted if they last.
 

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I agree on Theory being great. Are the Zara ones high quality? I find their products can be really hit or miss for me in that realm, but I would be delighted if they last.
You know, I've never had any issues with my Zara clothes falling apart. A hem on a pencil skirt came unravelled, but that's easy to fix. But, I know a lot of girls on the forum have had worse experiences. I try not to buy anything full price from there, because you're right--their quality does leave something to be desired.

My partner and I have been trying to make more ethical fashion choices, so I will be ordering from http://www.emersonfry.com/ and https://www.everlane.com/ next :) I purchased a skirt for my sister from Everlane and it seemed to fit well, great construction, nice weight to the fabric etc
 

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You know, I've never had any issues with my Zara clothes falling apart. A hem on a pencil skirt came unravelled, but that's easy to fix. But, I know a lot of girls on the forum have had worse experiences. I try not to buy anything full price from there, because you're right--their quality does leave something to be desired.

My partner and I have been trying to make more ethical fashion choices, so I will be ordering from http://www.emersonfry.com/ and https://www.everlane.com/ next :) I purchased a skirt for my sister from Everlane and it seemed to fit well, great construction, nice weight to the fabric etc
I've been eyeing Everlane for a while but am now researching the ethical aspect of it and will definitely be buying some from there, thanks!
 
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Thanks all, these ideas are really helpful! Some are a little out of my price range, but maybe if I save up.. :sneaky:

My partner and I have been trying to make more ethical fashion choices, so I will be ordering from http://www.emersonfry.com/ and https://www.everlane.com/ next :) I purchased a skirt for my sister from Everlane and it seemed to fit well, great construction, nice weight to the fabric etc
Everlane looks amazing and is totally my style.. and I love how transparent they are re: their production methods. I also really like their basic V-neck tshirts... I think I'll be ordering some soon! Thanks for the suggestion
 
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@cantaloupe Don't bother with Old Navy, Gap, or Banana Republic. When I was a broad framed bmi 22 I was a comfortable size 0 in all of these places. + 1 for Theory for pants and blazers, but this can quickly add up.

I resisted this idea for a very long time but eventually bit the bullet and I seriously wish I'd have done it sooner: learn how to make your own alterations. It's not that hard and it will make such a big difference to your look and sanity. I personally hate diy projects but as I got thinner this became necessary and I'd never go back.
 

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Thanks all, these ideas are really helpful! Some are a little out of my price range, but maybe if I save up.. :sneaky:



Everlane looks amazing and is totally my style.. and I love how transparent they are re: their production methods. I also really like their basic V-neck tshirts... I think I'll be ordering some soon! Thanks for the suggestion
I have a bunch of things from Everlane and I'm very happy with my purchases. The quality is great and the online sizing is accurate.