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Zephyr Basketweave Elastic Waist Pants

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30" Inseam 32" Inseam 34" Inseam
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Zephyr Basketweave Elastic Waist Pants: Constructed of 100% cotton in a beefy basketweave that, in addition to looking great, catches even the slightest breeze and directs it skinward. With a fully elasticized waist, twill-tape drawcord, zip fly, on-seam pockets, and a button-through rear pocket. Machine washable. Relaxed Fit. Imported.

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Men's Sizing

Chest 34-
Neck 14-
Sleeves 33-
Waist 28-

Men's Tall Sizes - Select shirt and outerwear styles are available in Tall sizes (woven items : 1" extra in sleeve length, 2" extra in body length; knit items : 1" extra in sleeve length, 2" extra in body length).
Note: Men's Tall sizes are generally made to fit guys over 6' tall.

Men's Shirt Fits

Classic Fit: Easy and comfortable on most men. A traditional American cut.
Relaxed Fit: Generous and roomy. Ideal for layering.
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-882-4323

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from Territory Ahead are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 46 reviews)

By Robert Costanza
Sanford, ME
October 15, 2016
"Very good product, fits perfect. My brother just bought a pair of Taboose pants from your site."
By Eddie B
Long Beach, NY
August 23, 2016
"I've been wearing Zephyrs during the warm weather for the past 11 years. When there's a breeze you can feel it touch your skin right through the fabric while it keeps the heat of the sun off your legs. They look good with tee shirts and sandals to dress shoes and a sport jacket. And they last forever. Though a bit worn now, I still own the first pairs I bought. "
August 11, 2016
"Perfecto as they have a zipper!!!!!"
August 09, 2016
"My husband loves these pants to relax in. He wore out his first pair and was happy to se they were back in the catalog. " Very Comfortable," he says. "
By George
August 04, 2016
"I'm very pleased. These pants are as comfortable and good looking as described in your catalog. They arrived promptly as promised. Thank you."
By stephen haworth
pensacola, FL
August 04, 2016
"I have 9 pair of various colors that I have owned over a span of many years and are all still looking very good. They are extremely comfortable and look great. I can hardly go out without someone either male or female commenting on how nice they look and asking where I got them."
July 30, 2016
"Really like the basketweave pattern"
By stephen haworth
pensacola, FL
July 22, 2016
"I have 6 pairs. Just bought 3 more(on sale). These are the most comfortable pants I have ever owned. Have worn them for years. I can't begin to tell you how many men ask me about them and where to buy them.In the panhandle of Florida we don't gett the frigid temps. of much of the rest of the country, but temps in the 20's and less do happen. I wear these in all temps. I expected them to be great in the high temp/high humidity because of the weave, but have been surprised at how warm they are ."
July 21, 2016
"I've used this style of pants from TA for many years. This order was just a "renewal." They are soft, flexible, feel good and easy to wear, and can be dressy but casual. And, I've gotten more comments on these pants than any other article of clothing, mostly because of the unique weave pattern and look of the fabric that sets them apart from others."
By Tony
Cold Spring, NY
June 08, 2016
"Great pants have been buying them for 6 plus years Wear them all the time and have all the colors. These pants get more comfy with age. Lots of room and very airy. I also wear them as work pants excellent for gardening. Tough as nails have not worn out a pair yet. Would highly reccomend."
May 19, 2016
"Looks great on!"
By julie kley
flagstaff, AZ
May 03, 2016
"These are my husband's favorite...he already has gone through 2 other pairs."
April 28, 2016
By J. P. Lewis
lyons, CO
April 09, 2016
"Four season pants. Best every day wear. Always a good look."
April 08, 2016
"Delivery on time and the pants are the same quality as the other 3 pairs I have."
By Chad
December 20, 2015
"The pants are fine although I probably would choose a softer fabric next time. The real oddity with these pants is the zipper/fly. The zipper is 4" long while my standard blue jeans has a 6" zipper. There is plenty of room in these pants to extend the zipper 2". Some of you will be using new language when you first try accessing your fly."
By Fred
November 26, 2015
"This was my first pair of Zephyrs and generally they're a good pair of pants. I must comment on the weird fly though. It just seems too short. It should have an opening an inch longer to be really usable."
By Peter
November 26, 2015
"These pants started out as winter pants. After two washes they are now fall pants because the about of link in the dryer filter each time. By the time I wash them two more times they will be summer pants."
By Pomlover
Valparaiso, IN
November 25, 2015
"My husband loves these pants so I bought him two more pair. They're very comfortable but they look better than sweats."
By Degor
Oakland, CA
November 22, 2015
"I like the color and texture. The smaller size fits better, but when I put my hands in the pockets, the pants slip down, just a bit, but very uncomfortable feeling. Also, the material creases easily and the creases stay, material does not come back to being smooth. Doesn't look very good once this happens. I am disappointed in these pants and generally expect better of clothes from Territory Ahead."
By Pdoc
Elkins Park, Pa
November 06, 2015
"Great fit right out of bag, unlike black pair of same size, they were way bigger. Super comfortable, great material, great color, Good buy!"
By btk
novato, ca
October 30, 2015
"This is my second pair of these pants, the first pair lasted me years and I'm looking forward to the same with these."
By inmyopinion
Oakland, CA
October 23, 2015
"I love these pants. They are unfortunatly a little too big and so if you are on the lower side of the size chart, order the smaller size. The material is wonderful. The style is very attractive. I am going to try to exchange the pair I have not worn yet. They are wearable, but would look and feel better if I had the smaller size. Wonderful pants."
By Dave
Grand Rapids
October 09, 2015
"These have potential to be a great pant, but the zipper is just too short!"
October 07, 2015
"I have been buying these pants for my husband (FOXY) for many years and they are the most comfortable pants he owns. Being an entertainer, it is amazing how often people ask where he got those pants and 'why dont i carry them in my shop?' I just give them your site to go buy from. With the 'open weave' that characterises them they are not as strong as other types of pants but for the price I think they last long enough to 'earn their keep'. i think the quality may have declined a bit in the last couple of years but cant swear to that as my husband gives them some rough times. I am always pleased when i see that you continue to carry them."
October 05, 2015
"My first pair. Not sure why I waited so long to order these. What I got was what I wanted - pants with an excellent fit, comfort, true to size ( I ordered my usual size), style, fabric ( yes, it's beefy) and great color ( MUSHROOM). EXACTLY as described. These pants are cool ( as in hip)! Because the fabric is a "beefy" texture, so far, they're not really cool (as in keeping cool). I still don't get or maybe just haven't yet experienced the "......catches even the slightest breeze and directs it skinward." part of the description. It's fall here now, so I hope when I do "catch that slightest breeze" it's not too cool"
By HousiGirl
Rye Brook, NY
September 14, 2015
"Territory Ahead is the only place I've found decent looking elastic waist slacks for my husband. (He cannot manipulate buttons, so he needs elastic, pull-on/off slacks.) I've been purchasing pants from Territory Ahead for several years now and he's always been satisfied. First time with the Zephyrs and he's particularly satisfied, mostly because of the texture."
By Jimbo
Essexville, michigan
July 25, 2015
"I love these pants. They are very comfortable and wear like iron. This is my third pair."
By Fashionably Grey
Chicago, IL
June 18, 2015
"My husband loved these...washed well."
By Ednamoma
Franklinton, LA
June 16, 2015
"My husband loves these pants! They are so comfortable that he wears them as pajamas. I have been waiting a long time for them to return in his size!"
By Monkey Guy
South FLorida
June 13, 2015
"I really wanted to like these pants. I like the different colors. I like the material. They seem to be pretty well made. I've purchased many different brands of pants and never got a pair that fit so poorly. The hips were unusually tight as were the upper legs. The other weird thing was that the zipper was really small. I've never had an issue with a zipper before. Not sure who was in charge of the measurements but everything seemed off. "
By golferguy
Athens, TX
June 09, 2015
"I truly enjoy wearing these pants when lounging or out for errands. They fit well and are cool and comfortable."
By Ted Odolecki
United states of america
June 03, 2015
"I prefer khaki style fabric as compared to the fabric of the Zephyr pants although the quality of the pants was very good."
By lalesch
minneapolis mn
June 02, 2015
"not the quality or weight that they once were...dis-appointed...may still send back"
April 16, 2015
"So glad these were still available...Came back to TA.com to get a new pair of Zephyr pull-ons. My first pair were bought in 2007 and are still in great shape. I Actually get compliments on these things.(its the fabric)Was happy to see the green still available. Got a pair of natural and I like those even more. Very cool dress/casual attire. Thanks TA for the nice threads."
By Rick
Munster, IN
April 16, 2015
"This is my third pair of Zephyr pants, third color also. Extremely comfortable. They hold up quite well."
By Barbara
Atlanta, Ga
April 15, 2015
"Perfect fit for my husband, and he loves them! 1st time he wore them a friend wanted to know what kind of material they were made of...thought they were linen!"
By a newsboy
March 29, 2015
"I too bought a replacement pair. We'll see how it washes out, if it approaches the softness of my old pair. The fly is clearly, now, a 5" opening rather than the 6" on my old faithful lounge pants. Makes a difference if you have a cool house in New England and have maybe the light silk long johns under. It's a tight pull out."
By john
fairborn ohio
March 06, 2015
"bought pants a few years back and loved them just recently bought a pair and hardly any elastic in them and after my wife washed them they were so wrinkled , it was terrible. bring back the old pants"
By Tom
March 04, 2015
"Tom got both green and cayenne and is very pleased!Thanks for excellent service."
By Villasgirl
February 27, 2015
"Great pants but they took 2 months to get here! Watch out if you need them soon and your order becomes a back order."
By John Charles
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla
February 24, 2015
"I had ordered Zephyr pants several years ago. Fit great (XL). Then a few years back ordered another pair different color. Also fit great and enough room (XL). Lots of compliments. --Few months ago ordered another pair thinking no problem and will pull out later to wear....I WAS WRONG!! Now I am past the period of return. I was going to buy another pair till I read reviews. Now not going to. Problem....tight around thighs and butt."
By Jim Roby
Montgomery, AL
February 12, 2015
"I bought my first Zephyr pants several years ago, enjoyed wearing them, and received many compliments on them. The Zephyr pants I have purchased more recently seem to be of lesser quality. The material is not as soft, and the cut is not as comfortable. Wish TA would bring back the "old" Zephyrs."
Ft Worth TX
February 05, 2015
"Love 'em...have had many pairs through the years...most comfy!!!!!!!"
By Cscheder
Jasper, Georgia
January 30, 2015
"These are the same lounge pants I bought for my husband a year or more ago. These were cut much smaller and don't fit the same at all even though they are the same fabric. The new ones are cut much smaller and are not as comfortable. The old super good quality seems to be gone from Territory Ahead."