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Old Apr 20, 12, 9:56 am   #1
 
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'Business Casual' pants with zippered security pockets

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Can anyone recommend any good mens Business Casual pants, that have zippered security pockets? The zippered pockets could be either in the back or front.

I noticed on the Rohan website that their pants have zippered pockets. While many of their pants look more like casual travel pants, they did have several that looked like they might work. Does anyone have any experience with Rohan pants? If yes, do they fit true to size?

Also, I have several pairs of the Railriders 'Adventure Khakis'. They are ideal for casual purposes, but are too casual (in my opinion) to pass for business casual attire.

I have tried on several different pairs of Tilley pants, and they do not fit me well in the waist and hips.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
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Old Apr 20, 12, 11:09 am   #2
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I just bought my fourth pair of these.

http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=645Y
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Old Apr 20, 12, 11:13 am   #3
 
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Magellen's has pleated and flat front versions.
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Old Apr 20, 12, 11:27 am   #4
 
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I've got a pair of 5.11 Coverts on right now, with a blazer for the "casual Friday." They have a regular and zipped pocket on each side and two that are on-seam zipped and virtually invisible. They aren't as dressy as a pair of basic chinos but aren't far off. I have 2 pairs and don't wear the regular tacticals much at all any more.

http://www.511tactical.com/All-Produ...ct_Description
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Old Apr 20, 12, 12:06 pm   #5
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Any decent tailor can fit a pocket with a zipper for probably very little money if you have some pants you already like. They could also put it deeper in the pocket than you normally see, so it doesn't look like they have a zipper.
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Old Apr 21, 12, 7:59 am   #6
 
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Any decent tailor can fit a pocket with a zipper for probably very little money if you have some pants you already like. They could also put it deeper in the pocket than you normally see, so it doesn't look like they have a zipper.
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Old Apr 21, 12, 9:47 am   #7
 
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In answer to the OP's question, as I sit here typing in my Rohan bags ...

They are good to their sizes. I use the Bags and Winter Bags for casual use, and have some of their more business like stuff for informal travel and meetings. I particularly like the zippered pocket arrangements that they offer. In the business pants they are like a double side pocket, with the rear section zippered and the front section like a normal trouser pocket, although the zip is hidden in the pocket.

You get used to a "habit" of how things pack when you are regularly travelling, and, for example, I have handkerchief in the outer pocket and folding notes in the zipped section behind it. On the other side I have a purse for change in the outer and a small holder for plastic cards in the zipped section. It is comfortable and practical. Feel free to enquire if you need to know more.
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Old Apr 21, 12, 12:26 pm   #8
 
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You might also check out the selections on travelsmith.com.
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I have two pairs of these REI Adventures Pants. http://www.rei.com/product/784059/re...mens-30-inseam

May be a bit too casual for your needs, but I found them to be great travel pants, doesn't look like the typical hiking pants. Dries fast overnight after a wash in the sink. A little wrinkled intitially, but smooths out after a few minutes of wear. Lots of pockets, including zippered side pockets.
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Old Apr 21, 12, 9:23 pm   #10
 
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In answer to the OP's question, as I sit here typing in my Rohan bags ...

They are good to their sizes. I use the Bags and Winter Bags for casual use, and have some of their more business like stuff for informal travel and meetings. I particularly like the zippered pocket arrangements that they offer. In the business pants they are like a double side pocket, with the rear section zippered and the front section like a normal trouser pocket, although the zip is hidden in the pocket.

You get used to a "habit" of how things pack when you are regularly travelling, and, for example, I have handkerchief in the outer pocket and folding notes in the zipped section behind it. On the other side I have a purse for change in the outer and a small holder for plastic cards in the zipped section. It is comfortable and practical. Feel free to enquire if you need to know more.
Thanks for the information. Are the front pockets fairly deep? Also, are the zippered pockets - both the front and back zippered pockets - sized properly to hold an average sized wallet?
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They are normal full length pockets both open and zippered. I often put my passport in the zippered part. A wallet would fit in either section.
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Kuhl Pants... They are pretty well tailored and are fantastic travel pants. I have 2 pair of their rydr model --> http://kuhl.com/products/men/pants/
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I suspect the the expression "Business Casual" that the OP gives is not quite what others may have in mind when they recommend the various walking/hiking cargo pants.

I know some of types of Rohan that the OP has in mind. I am a lawyer and will wear them at informal/casual meetings and at dinner when we are not in suits!

The walking/cargo pants are fine for gardening or even walking the dog, but are not "Business Casual" IMHO
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Kuhl Pants... They are pretty well tailored and are fantastic travel pants. I have 2 pair of their rydr model --> http://kuhl.com/products/men/pants/
Those looking interesting and are cotton, not nylon but how light are they?
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Old Apr 22, 12, 2:24 pm   #15
 
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I suspect the the expression "Business Casual" that the OP gives is not quite what others may have in mind when they recommend the various walking/hiking cargo pants.

I know some of types of Rohan that the OP has in mind. I am a lawyer and will wear them at informal/casual meetings and at dinner when we are not in suits!

The walking/cargo pants are fine for gardening or even walking the dog, but are not "Business Casual" IMHO
What? I'm a a lawyer in a 750+ firm and when it's casual in the office it's casual. If you dress that way (and many do for the commute) , then for client contact, some internal meetings or biz out of the office you just pull out the BB suit from the closet. The days of hip casual are over, so if it's the after work thing or anything else out of the office after hours it's just a suit and no tie.
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