NOTE: As of post time, these have all sold out. All sizes, all patterns. They launched them on Friday 1/9, and were sold out by Saturday. That was quick. According to Jomers they’ll be doing another run at some point.
Made in New York City. Silk linings instead of the standard polyester. A not too tight, not billowing straight fit. The sharkskin and flannels are from the Italian mill Marzotto. English wools are used for the Donegal, Houndstooth, and Herringbone. Ships free. Most are $48, with the olive flannel going for $54, and the Donegal wool going for $58.
So what’s the catch?
There doesn’t appear to be one.
Jomers seems to be a relatively small operation. And if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they might have been sending more than a few boxes of chocolates and bouquets of flowers to the well established Bonobos. Especially when they first entered the retail arena. At that point they appeared to be out to out-Bonobos Bonobos, with made in the USA stuff exclusively.
Maybe that’s how they keep prices low?
Ordered two pairs in size 32 for review, the charcoal houndstooth and the heathered blue flannel. Initial impression right out of the box (or, large shipping bag as was the case) was that the hand feel to the fabrics was quite nice. Substantial, but still lightweight. Not super 140s buttery soft or anything, but still didn’t feel cheap in the least.
The houndstooth had a bit more of a brushed feel to the fabric, while the heather blue flannel was still flannel without being Al Borland smushy. The silk instead-of-poly linings didn’t feel super slick, but they did feel different compared to the super cheap polyester pant linings some dress trousers come with.
Up close with the charcoal houndstooth. Nice depth to the fabric.
Get them on and they’re impressive. A nice straight fit here, so if you like your pants super tight, look elsewhere. But these’ll fly in a conservative business environment without most swimming in them. For a size 32, leg opening is 16″ and the thighs are about 24″ to 25″. That should be enough room for those that have some muscle on their lower extremities, unless you’ve gone full hulk.
Buttons look good. There were a few loose/longer threads hanging about on the interior, but the construction seemed fine. Belt loops seem spaced well and firmly attached. 36 inseam on all of these, which means the vast majority will need these hemmed on arrival. You’re also on the hook for returns.
Heathered blue is an icy tone. Some grey in there, but not a dark navy.
More subdued in person than on the Jomers site.
Yep. They’re pants.
Look, for those that already have a favorite, go-to pair of wool trousers (like the Lands’ End Year Rounders), the new wools from Jomers might not be enough to get you to switch. We’re talking about basic wool dress pants here.
But for those looking to add something more polished into a rotation that might be dominated by jeans and cords, these are going to be worth a shot. As long as you’re good with getting the legs hemmed. A basic straight fit, quality fabrics, and that made in the USA factor is certainly going to swing some votes in their direction.