I just got a few pairs of these for wearing to the office - they're very comfortable. True to size, and slim fitting, they're just a little bit stretchy so they remain comfortable throughout the day. They 98% cotton, 2% spandex, so not a dress pant by any means, but the darker colors especially still look smart enough for normal Silicon Valley office wear.
They are fairly easy to take care of although certainly not wrinkle free. I find that getting them out of a hot, not too over stuffed dryer immediately allows me to hang and wear them, but if I let them sit, it takes some ironing to get the wrinkles out. The ankles are fairly small so these are not the greatest with Chelsea style boots, best with oxfords or loafers, or boots that lace up a bit further. They get hung up on both pairs of boots I have, so tend to wear them with low top shoes.
These are a new style for 2015 and are cut a bit more casually than the Aiden Chinos that are also still available. The Pants are a more modern slimmer cut and the Chinos lack the Spandex for stretch. The Chinos are slightly fancier, I suppose, but I always find that a little pointless in office wear, because if you want to look "nicer" than this, get a real pair of wool or treated cotton slacks that hang like dress pants should. The Aiden fit Chinos have always been the slimmer of the bunch but these Pants are cut even more slim, especially in the front.
The Aiden Pants also look great as an alternative to jeans for after work or weekend wear. They list at $69.50 but no one shops at BR without a coupon - Usually there is 40% off on Wednesdays.
It's Apple Watch time! They haven't announced the pricing yet, but I'm guessing $349 / $749 / $7500. <=-- will update once the pricing actually goes live.
We'll see what happens. Faces will open up a whole new economy. I really like the Mickey face with the tapping foot second hand. It's really cool looking.
I haven't worn a watch for awhile, but the Apple Watch does look pretty cool. I'm excited about it and will probably get one. Watchkit SDK has been out since Nov, so hopefully there are some cool Apps on release.
Edit - The Apple Watch will start shipping onin many countries. Preorders begin . The Apple Watch Sport (made with aluminum) starts at $349, the Apple Watch (steel) ranges from $549 to $1,049, and the Apple Watch Edition (gold) starts at $10,000.
Up to this $17,000 model:
Audi's finest, about to be replaced.
The 2016 R8 has just been announced. It's a V10 powered lighter weight monster with all sorts of awesome technology, which make it faster around a race track. Unfortunately, much of that technology conspires to alleviate the driver from the responsibility of doing what is really important - DRIVING.
Cars have gotten to the point where they are almost too good. Even 10 years ago, in the pinnacle of automotive engineering available for the general public to drive on public roads, you still had to work at it. You either had a flappy paddle gear shift that would dump you latte out on your passenger during a hard shift or a manual whose timing had to be perfect. Hydraulic steering had been pretty much perfected such that the effort could be tuned but information about what the tires were doing still came through. Navigation systems were crude and unobstrusive, you turned them off when you got to the road you wanted to drive on. Stability control was crude and got in the way of anything resembling fun.
Silicon Valley Dad, who loves cars, cooking, clothes and cameras