Originally Posted by indigoeagle
I just got a pair of the Rigid Officer Chinos from the European site in 34. They fit pretty well, especially in the thights and just a bit of room in the waist.
However, on the tag on them it says 11.5 oz but they're also stamped 9.23.
I don't know, I'm not that impressed by them. I really like the cut and have some officer chinos in other fabrics like ticking stripe but those are all thicker, more substantial.
Compared with those these are rather thin and not as rigid as I had expected.
Any views from people who have experience wearing them in different weights?
The Spring 2011 Officer chinos from the Blake contest without end
were a 10.5 oz. This was the Spring weight mind you, but they were still substantial. I also have the RRL officer chino in 11 oz, and that .5 oz makes them even more substantial, in a great heavy twill cotton. This season's 11.5 oz makes me really want to check those out because I would think that weight would be even more impressive.
Regular chinos, not the Officer version have typically weighed less, generally in the 8.5 oz range. I can't help but wonder if you didn't get a pair of regular chinos affixed with the tag of an Officer version. This might explain the discrepancy between the tag weight and the stamped weight on the pants.
PSA- These pants are awesome
. They are like an updated and slimmed down version of the Charleston buckle backs from a couple of seasons ago. Basically a buckle back Officers chino, with a weight of 10.5-11 oz (pants are not stamped). The great improvement on this version is the use of posts instead of sewn on buttons. Anyone that had the officers chino from the Blake contest knows that the buttons were a pain because they just couldn't keep up with the wear and seemed likely to pop off at any time.