Reviewed by Bjornsson from Texas on Friday, March 01, 2013
This is just what I was looking for. A pair of gabardine trousers with a moderate sheen and a truly fine drape. Lovely item, and the colors are nice and deep too. The only thing I would have preferred is just one forward pleat instead of two - but that's not really enough to complain about.
Reviewed by Mortemadsciuri from Arlington, VA on Sunday, February 24, 2013
At the current post-coupon price, these are a fabulous deal and merit six stars for value. Disregard the unrealistic "compare at" figure. No one would buy them at that price and they wouldn't deserve as many stars, either. But I've seen pants of this quality selling for half the compare-at price. So grab 'em while you can.
Fabric quality is not like an Italian super-120s or super-100s, but it's very good for the price. Construction quality is respectable, too, and the pants fit well and drape nicely. Sizing appears true: the 33's I bought measure 33 inches at the waist and fit like a proper size 33 in the seat and legs.
Color: I bought these pants in charcoal and charcoal heather. The charcoal is a true charcoal: very dark grey but not black. The charcoal heather, on the other hand, is neither. It's more of a medium grey, and pretty much a solid color. Heather should have a distinct mix of light and dark threads. These don't. But that's okay with me; I actually prefer the solid color.
If you're over 30, you might remember Corbin as an American maker of high quality traditional menswear. Sadly, that company is long gone, a victim of bankruptcy in 2003. Corbin is now just a brand name owned by the Individualized Apparel Group. Maybe some items bearing the Corbin name are still made in the USA (I don't know), but to me at least, the name is no longer the guarantee of quality it once was. Now you must reserve judgment until you see each article.
One final note: The description says these have reverse pleats, which are pleats that open toward the pockets, like the pants shown in the photo. The trousers you'll receive have forward pleats, which open toward the zipper.