and it's not like me to rave about clothes but I just got back from London and have to share about these pants. They're from Banana Republic called Core Temp Chinos, I have to admit I was killing time in their outlet store and just got them because they were cheap. But I realized when I got home that I wore them almost every day because they fit well, were designed well and I was never cold. Which is unusual.
I kept the tag from them because, well, here is what it says and you tell me whether this is total BS or not:
uses 37.5 Technology and the power of active particles derived from volcanic sand
Well OK then, who knew pants could be so technical? Anyway, they worked and they worked well so I was very happy. BR has online sales all the time and you can stack 2 or 3 coupon codes at once so the prices really fall, you might track them on a site like Dealnews or Slickdeals if you're interested in these pants.