JLibourel

Honors Member and King Fop
My wife hauled me off to Costco this morning for shopping, and I was pleased to see that they had a new shipment of their Kirkland-brand Italian-made wool slacks. Frankly, for value for money in odd slacks, I don't know what can beat them. The price has inched up in the past few years from $40 to $45 to $47. I think these slacks stand comparison with many that I have seen on sale or discount for $120 or so. I previously had five pairs, two in dark tan, two in navy, one in dark gray. This morning I added two pairs in a medium gray nailhead (I think that's how you would describe the fabric) that should look good with almost every blazer and sport coat I own.

Anybody else have experience with or opinions pro or con on these slacks? As I recall, Andy has spoken approvingly of them.

It will surprise no one on this forum, I am sure, if I mention that among the male shoppers there this Sunday morning I was the only one wearing an ascot.
 

constantmystery

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attention all ascot wearing costco shoppers!

According to a recent piece on TV last week, the average income of Costlco shoppers is in excess of $72,000.! Still, there's no conncection between money and breeding, but at least I'll recognize you when I'm in there shopping and buying my $4.99 rotisserie chicken!
 

Artisan Fan

Honors Member
This morning I added two pairs in a medium gray nailhead (I think that's how you would describe the fabric) that should look good with almost every blazer and sport coat I own.
We just renewed our membership...may have to take a look...

It will surprise no one on this forum, I am sure, if I mention that among the male shoppers there this Sunday morning I was the only one wearing an ascot.
You might be a Dandy if you wear an ascot to Costco. LOL.
 

Andy

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Staff member
JLibourel:

Good timing, Jan. I took a pair of the Kirkland Italian Wool trousers on my trip this weekend to Vail. I've had them for a while now (but less than two years) and noticed that the crotch area is starting to wear some. (Can't be that I'm overweight, must be a fabric defect!!).

They travel well and drape great. I was wearing a pair when I got measured for my Mytailor.com suit and Joe said the waist fastening "system" was very similar to high end Italian trousers.

And constantmystery: how do you keep from digging into the Costco rotisserie chicken at the first stoplight on the way home? :icon_smile_wink:

Plus we didn't mention the gas prices nor the % money back with the Costco American Express!! Does this sound like a commercial? :icon_smile_big:
 

constantmystery

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constantmystery:]how do you keep from digging into the Costco rotisserie chicken at the first stoplight on the way home? :

Well, I found it's not easy to drive, talk on the cel phone, and open the rotisserie chicken SIMULTANEOUSLY... so what I do now is just remove my mauve doeskin gloves (that coordinate with my morning swallowtail semi formal, don't cha' know) and strap the plastic container to my bib front ...ala britany spears!
 

Andy

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Staff member
Andy said:
how do you keep from digging into the Costco rotisserie chicken at the first stoplight on the way home?
constantmystery said:
Well, I found it's not easy to drive, talk on the cel phone, and open the rotisserie chicken SIMULTANEOUSLY... so what I do now is just remove my mauve doeskin gloves (that coordinate with my morning swallowtail semi formal, don't cha' know) and strap the plastic container to my bib front ...ala britany spears!
But not with your baby in the car :eek: !!
 

lee_44106

Senior Member
From the positive reviews here, I've been looking forward to the day when the local Costco stocks the said pants. No luck yet. Agree with Andy and Constantmystery that the price for the rotisserie chicken is too good to pass up, and the cheaper gas is a bonus.

I also think that one of the reason the "average income of Costco shoppers is $72,000" is that these are smart people who bargain hunt, kinda like most of the AAAC forumites.
 

constantmystery

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The button down dress shirts of two ply cotton 120's @$14.95 were a steal! (still I cut the labels out...but then again, I do that with all dress shirts)
 

pt4u67

Honors Member
Ahhhhhh Costco. The only place I know where I can get a six pack of underwear, 2 lbs. of smoked turkey, toilet paper, wool slacks and a bottle of Louis XIII all in the same shopping run.
 

Andy

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Staff member
pt4u67 said:
Ahhhhhh Costco. The only place I know where I can get a six pack of underwear, 2 lbs. of smoked turkey, toilet paper, wool slacks and a bottle of Louis XIII all in the same shopping run.
pt4u67:

AND how do you keep from digging into the Costco bottle of Louis XIII at the first stoplight on the way home?

:icon_smile_big: Oh never mind!
 

Maggio

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I saw these yesterday. Was bothering my wife all weekend to go to Costco after we saw the John Stossel profile on Costco CEO Jim Senegal on 20/20 Friday. Supposedly, all he wears are the Kirkland Signature shirts. Anyway, I saw the pants. To be honest, I thought they were a bit light. Are they meant to be year-round pants? I have to say, though, if Andy like 'em it's hard to argue. Just wanted to put it out there. Also, where are the Kirkland dress shirts made? I can't remember what the shirts said when I saw them in the store, but it was an out of the way place. Not China or India or anything...
 

JLibourel

Honors Member and King Fop
Maggio said:
I saw these yesterday. Was bothering my wife all weekend to go to Costco after we saw the John Stossel profile on Costco CEO Jim Senegal on 20/20 Friday. Supposedly, all he wears are the Kirkland Signature shirts. Anyway, I saw the pants. To be honest, I thought they were a bit light. Are they meant to be year-round pants? I have to say, though, if Andy like 'em it's hard to argue. Just wanted to put it out there. Also, where are the Kirkland dress shirts made? I can't remember what the shirts said when I saw them in the store, but it was an out of the way place. Not China or India or anything...
You've got to remember that Andy and I live in Southern California. What is a good year-round pant (or other garment for that matter) here would not necessarily be such in a New Jersey winter.

Kirkland dress shirts are made on the island of Mauritius, famed as the home of the defunct dodo bird. As one poster noted, they are a terrific bargain. I think I've got 17 at the moment.
 

burnedandfrozen

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As a ten year employee of Costco (Yikes! Has it really been that long?) I'm pleased to see many of you getting good value and pleasure from our so called "Fancy Pant" which is how they ring up at the counter. Ditto also for the $4.99 chicken mentioned that I might add has no artificial colors or flavors. If I'm correct I think that is our best seller world wide.
Please keep in mind that all Kirkland products are guaranteed for the expected life of the product so to the gentleman who mentioned a concern about the quality of his pair of pants by all means return them. If you no longer have the reciept you will recieve a store credit for the current price (or last if it's a deleted style) but they are returnable.
Regards,
Mark
 

acidicboy

Elite Member
burnedandfrozen said:
As a ten year employee of Costco (Yikes! Has it really been that long?) I'm pleased to see many of you getting good value and pleasure from our so called "Fancy Pant" which is how they ring up at the counter. Ditto also for the $4.99 chicken mentioned that I might add has no artificial colors or flavors. If I'm correct I think that is our best seller world wide.
Please keep in mind that all Kirkland products are guaranteed for the expected life of the product so to the gentleman who mentioned a concern about the quality of his pair of pants by all means return them. If you no longer have the reciept you will recieve a store credit for the current price (or last if it's a deleted style) but they are returnable.
Regards,
Mark
codename: fancy pant?! :)
 

Wayfarer

Honors Member<br>P-Bomb
Well, I just got in from CostCo. I searched all through the piles of pants and found one lonely pair of Kirkland brand trousers, 10 inches too small though. The store help was mystified as to how they even got there. They did seem well made though and were already cuffed. I plan to try and actually try to get a pair in my size.

I did buy a Kirkland shirt though to try. Material, not bad. Workmanship, seems fine. The cut though was a little disappointing, the tail was very short and the shoulders/sleeves were a little too tight. I have to say, for $35.00, I would go with an LL Bean or LE OCBD on closeout first.

I intend to track down a test pair of those trousers though, they did look well made!
 

JLibourel

Honors Member and King Fop
Wayfarer said:
Well, I just got in from CostCo. I searched all through the piles of pants and found one lonely pair of Kirkland brand trousers, 10 inches too small though. The store help was mystified as to how they even got there. They did seem well made though and were already cuffed. I plan to try and actually try to get a pair in my size.

I did buy a Kirkland shirt though to try. Material, not bad. Workmanship, seems fine. The cut though was a little disappointing, the tail was very short and the shoulders/sleeves were a little too tight. I have to say, for $35.00, I would go with an LL Bean or LE OCBD on closeout first.

I intend to track down a test pair of those trousers though, they did look well made!
The various stores get the wool Kirkland pants in at different times. A co-worker had informed me that Costco where she shops had gotten them in several weeks before the one where I shop (Signal Hill, CA) did. So don't give up hope.

I am a little surprised at your complaints about the Kirkland button-down shirts. I am 6'3" and very long bodied and short legged (I only wear a 32" inseam). I have never had cause to complain about the shirt tails on these shirts being too short--they reach the tops of my thighs. As for the tightness in the arms and shoulders, do you have a bodybuilder-type physique? I suppose they might be on the tight side if you proudly sport a pair of 22-inch biceps! (But I would assume that would hold true of many RTW shirts.)
 

Wayfarer

Honors Member<br>P-Bomb
JLibourel said:
The various stores get the wool Kirkland pants in at different times. A co-worker had informed me that Costco where she shops had gotten them in several weeks before the one where I shop (Signal Hill, CA) did. So don't give up hope.

I am a little surprised at your complaints about the Kirkland button-down shirts. I am 6'3" and very long bodied and short legged (I only wear a 32" inseam). I have never had cause to complain about the shirt tails on these shirts being too short--they reach the tops of my thighs. As for the tightness in the arms and shoulders, do you have a bodybuilder-type physique? I suppose they might be on the tight side if you proudly sport a pair of 22-inch biceps! (But I would assume that would hold true of many RTW shirts.)
No JL, my build no longer remotely resembles what it did 20 years ago! The shirt I bought was my usual 18/35. I am 6 ft even and the shirt tail part might only be my perception; I am used to Hemrajani's very ample shirt tails. My upper arms are still fairly substantial. It has been 10 years since I slapped a measuring tape on my bicep, but more like 17" would be like it, quite a far cry from 22"! I am just your typical aging and former(emphasis on aging) athlete, nothing special here.
 

patbrady2005

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Double pleated, cuffed, made in Italy under the Kirkland (Costco) brand.

I have several pair and I think that the quality is great for the price.I do wish that they had flat-front also though.

I also swear by the Costco button down.
 
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