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Zephyr Elastic Waist Pants: Now with increased zipper length. Constructed of 8.3-oz. 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

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.
Zephyr Elastic Waist Pants
Item 130085
30" Inseam 32" Inseam 34" Inseam
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Zephyr Elastic Waist Shorts
Item 126072
6" Inseam 7.5" Inseam
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 31 reviews)

November 09, 2019
"The corduroy jacket was high quality and very much worth purchasing, "
By Mick
East Haddam, CT
October 31, 2019
"I absolutely LOVE this soft and supple basket weave fabric and the fit is perfect. I have 3 pair and is what I wear most these days. "
May 05, 2019
Richmond, VA
March 13, 2019
"I bought these trousers for a recent trip to the Caribbean. They are uncommonly comfortable. With the basket weave they do vent some air and have a very slight stretchy feel to them. However, the weight of the fabric is substantially more than that of a linen pant. These are my new favorite pants for spring and fall. In the summer you will still want to drag out the linen. "
By Bill Scharf
March 01, 2019
"The actual color is not close to the picture. Horrible color."
Lexington , SC
July 28, 2018
"Second pair of these pants and they are great. Looks good with T-shirt or golf shirt."
By Sunny
Winter Springs, FL
July 27, 2018
"I bought a pair of these several years ago for my son, and he wore them out. He wore them on every business plane trip, because of the combination of comfort and presentability. They grow softer with washing, yet retain their shape. I’ve just bought another pair for him and plan to buy more for Christmas - please don’t think of discontinuing this unique line."
By Christopher Leary
Lake George , NY
June 06, 2018
"Medium in two pair of shorts Zepher, did not fit. I have coordination problems secondary to Parkinson's disease, and was hoping to eliminate fasteners .These run small. Have decided to exchange for size 34 in another model."
May 30, 2018
"This pair is much softer than the tan pair we bought a while back! Much better! Washed nicely. Color isn't as dark as our first gray pair! We've been a fan of these pants for years. My husband started wearing them, now the young adult men in our family are following suit!"
May 08, 2018
"My husband loves these pants and has been wearing them for years. He was very distressed to find them on a clearance sale, which indicates Territory Ahead is no longer going to carry this brand. He hopes you will reconsider. I bought him six pair for Father's Day in hopes you will continue to make Zephyr pants."
March 28, 2018
"Great pants; very comfortable as are the shorts also."
March 22, 2018
"I have several pair of these pairs. They wear well and I get compliments on how great they look. Good weight for summer wear."
March 10, 2018
"fit is great; my first order with this fabric; a bit course for my taste. Next time I'll know what to order."
By Brian O'Connor
Lebanon, TN
March 08, 2018
"Fantastically comfortable, I want to get a second pair. "
By Brendan Maturen
Lansing , MI
March 07, 2018
"I own two pairs of Zephyr shorts and two pants. I've had the shorts for years and they are still intact and look good. All four pairs are very comfortable, with a loose but not baggy fit. Substantial but airy; ideal for cool to warm weather, not cold. Great for hanging around the house, but look good enough for any casual occasion. Only complaint is that the black pants really collect and show pet hair and lint. Lighter colors don't."
By Brenda Barrineau
Summerville , SC
January 25, 2018
"My husband loves your Zephyr pants. Comfy, cozy and great all around style. He has at least one pair in every color. They wash and wear great."
By tamara rakela
Carmichael, CA
January 19, 2018
"My husband had worn these pants for years. They still look good after many washes and he loves the fit. "
December 31, 2017
"Expected a better feel and quality"
By Totallity
Pleasant Hill, CA
December 14, 2017
"Good quality as usual. The pants are at the same time substancial and not heavy. They were exactly what l was looking for to replace another pair of TS light weight pants I've used for lounge pants for probably 16 years. I didn't wear them out so much as I wore through them. Fit notes: I bought a size L w/ a 34" inseam. I am 6' 185 lbs. I could have easily gone with the 32" inseam - they are quite long. "
October 18, 2017
"Decent pants, pretty comfortable around the house. I ordered 2 pairs. The black color is nice. The pewter color is not to my liking. I will return that pair for a refund."
August 17, 2017
"My husband now has 4 pairs of these pants. They are lightweight and so comfortable. They also wash beautifully. They are terrific. Please keep them in your catalog. Thank you."
June 29, 2017
"These pants have a light weight and airy fabric. Perfect for our hot summers. "
By Rick
Spencerport, NY
June 16, 2017
"I didn't like them at first, but after the first washing, they relaxed. They are my favorite pants now. I normally wear anywhere from a 32/34 to a 34/34, depending on the manufacturer. I ordered these in a medium, and they were perfect. The best thing I can say is that they don't look like elastic waist pants."
June 06, 2017
"The best pants ever! Have been wearing every day to hospital for past ten years. Dont own anything else. "
April 14, 2017
"Great. Exactly as expected. Don't discontinue. I will order more"
By Jim Fleischmann
Missoula, MT
April 13, 2017
"Best pants made. Have many pairs in different colors! Comfy, attractive and durable. Warm when it's cold and cool when it's hot."
By Stewart Gill
Broadlands, VA
March 16, 2017
"Just got these in the mail and love them. Fit perfectly and am tempted to order just about every color. Curious to see how they will look after a washing. First impression is extremely positive."
By Sally Watson
Santa Rosa, CA
March 07, 2017
"These pants are only OK because of the fabric. It is not obvious from the picture or description, but the fabric is a very heavy & stiff kind of basket weave . There is absolutely no flow or drape to it. I'm sending them back. The price doesn't justify the appearance."
By Todd Friedland
Mansfield, CT
December 29, 2016
"Great Product, Received as described. "
Tulsa, OK
December 22, 2016
"Very coarse open fabric. A breeze blows right through. Summer pants! Spot on fit [XL X30]. Has a zipper! Has an elastic waist! Has a draw string! Perfect! As usual I will have stitching added to crotch and inner leg seams for added reliability. Bonded nylon upholstery thread. Mine are "mushroom". They were on sale! The color goes with my light blue travel dress shirt. All good. No bad. Five stars!"
By Nicholas Lyons
lafayette, LA
October 26, 2016
"my favorite pants, previous pair lasted 15 years"