Ten plus years ago, I purchased a pair of Incotex cotton/cashmere corduroy pants. I liked them so much I bought a second pair. I may try to find and scan the receipt because, if I recall, they were around $500/pair (made in Italy, a touch of cashmere, you can see how that’s perfectly reasonable). Now, this was during the dot com boom, so it was common for people in these parts to spend $500 on a pair of casual pants, wear them once, and use them to wash the car.
At Market in January of 2010, Bills’ showed a Pima Cotton Corduroy pant that felt every bit as good as my old Incotex cotton/cashmere pants, made in the US, for the low, low price of $245! We bought it in a 5-pocket and a pant last fall, and we re-upped this year.
In all seriousness, this is an expensive pant, but I actually think it’s a great value relatively speaking. One stroke of the fabric and you’ll immediately know why this costs more than the 11-Wale Cord at $165. Both are great autumn staples, but this is in a class of its own.