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. br> 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.