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post #16 of 31
I'm pretty stout through the hips and thighs myself, but I have found some RTW pants to fit. I also have short legs and long body, so I usually go for a higher rise to balance it out, otherwise I look like Dorf on Trousers. In my experience, Inco's are all over the map with respect to fit. Even within the same season I've found what appear to be the same model fit rather differently at different retailers. I have 2 pairs of cords that I really like even though the fit is not consistent between them. As you can see, the red ones -- purchased from Saks in the post-TGiving sale -- fit slimmer than the tan one, which I got from SierraTradingPost (which may still be available). Both are 36W, hemmed by my tailor to fit my stubs. The red ones are more tapered and are a bit slimmer in the hips and thigh as well. A few months ago, I was looking to make use of a Land's End gift card I had and was pleased to find that their chinos fit me pretty well. And are inexpensive. These too are 36W, but are pre-hemmed and with a large selection on the rack, I found a pair that were sized short enough.
post #17 of 31
I have big thighs, J Crew all the way.
post #18 of 31
Bill's M2 plain or pleated fronts...a good option for the price, especially on sale.
post #19 of 31
FWIW I have developed thighs & calfs from cycling & soft sand running, no problems with Incotex or UNIQLO.

Best you go & try..
post #20 of 31
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Polo has a pretty wide range as well. I have heard good things about the "GI" models.

For fit, how do the GI chinos compare to their Prospect chinos? Or which Bills model would the GI chinos be similar to?

Any experience with J Crew's Premium Officers?
post #21 of 31
I like the price/quality mark for uniqlo, and they fit me pretty well. I've got large thighs from being an ex-cyclist and doing a lot of walking and they're fine
post #22 of 31
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Lookin' to get some nice chinos here -- I used the search function but couldn't find a thread specifically about who makes what kind of chinos. I'm looking for some nice chinos, I'd wear them casually but they'd need to be able to hold a decent crease b/c I'm an engineer and that means biz casual is the usual MO.
I dislike creases in khakis for any use.
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Polo has a pretty wide range as well. I have heard good things about the "GI" models.
I'm wearing a pair of those right now. They're heavier than the Bill's I've seen. Flat front but fairly full cut. For that particular cut, I like them better than Inco, Isaia, or Barbera. Khakis aren't "high end" clothing anyway, so I find embellishments such as pick stitching along the pocket edges and fly to be pointless.
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by OxWing
Lookin' to get some nice chinos here -- I used the search function but couldn't find a thread specifically about who makes what kind of chinos. I'm looking for some nice chinos, I'd wear them casually but they'd need to be able to hold a decent crease b/c I'm an engineer and that means biz casual is the usual MO.

If you're looking to hold a crease, I'd stay away from traditional chinos since they are difficult to crease.

If you're looking for cotton trousers you might try the Signature line from Dockers. That's what I've been buying lately since they came out with a Flat Front model in a Straight Fit and a Slim Fit. They have a permanent crease, are 100% cotton, and don't wrinkle too much during normal wear. They also sell the line in a relaxed fit (D1 - slim, D2 - straight, D3 - relaxed).

I find them at Kohl's, JC Penney, and Macy's for about $30-35 a pair.

I also picked up a pair of Brooks Brothers Advantage Chinos in their Milano (slim) cut. I haven't worn them yet, but they fit fairly snug and I have runner's legs. They have a crease in them but not sure if they are a perma-crease.
post #24 of 31
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I also picked up a pair of Brooks Brothers Advantage Chinos in their Milano (slim) cut. I haven't worn them yet, but they fit fairly snug and I have runner's legs. They have a crease in them but not sure if they are a perma-crease.

I have a pair of the Advantage Clark chinos. About a year old, worn about a dozen time and washed about a dozen times. The still look brand new, including razor sharp crease. I've never had to take an iron to them.
post #25 of 31
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Nice!
post #26 of 31
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I have a pair of the Advantage Clark chinos. About a year old, worn about a dozen time and washed about a dozen times. The still look brand new, including razor sharp crease. I've never had to take an iron to them.

That's good to know. I might pick up a pair or two of the Clark, since the Milano cut is a bit too slim for the office (more of a weekend/night cut imo).
post #27 of 31
They might fall a bit outside of your price range but I just picked up a pair of Acne Chino's. I bought my true size and i think they fit great slim but not the least bit uncomfortable, and I am a soccer player, cyclist (read big ass) size 36
post #28 of 31
I bought a pair of Bill's khakis from Bill when I met him sometime in 06 or 07. He was a very nice guy, and I got the button fly authentics version. Have his autograph on the inside of my ass pocket. Pretty cool pants, but a bit blousy on me. I have chicken legs. I might have them tailored, but not sure if this would defeat the purpose of getting the original WWII style cut.
post #29 of 31
bonobos from what ive heard are meant to flatter larger thighs/butt, so you can order your size and have it fit properly. I think they average either a bit under or a bit over your budget.
post #30 of 31
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Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll check out J Crew, and yeah, there's a Bill's Khaki's retailer in Tulsa, as well. Is the Incotex fit too slim for someone with larger legs? I'm not talking like huge fatass legs, but more like cyclist big thighs. Sucks being in Tulsa, too. I don't have access to a huge selection, and I'm hesitant to buy on the internet w/o trying the pants on. I'm close to Dallas, which has Nieman Marcus/Saks/BB. Are any of those good bets?
The popular BB "advantage" chinos (Clark/Milano fits) are too slim in the thigh compared to the waist if you have moderately muscular legs and a slim waist. The Polo Prospect Chino has a better thigh-to-waist ratio if you're a cyclist, I'd venture. I picked up a pair at Bloomingdale's last week for under $40 (they are on 50% off sale right now).
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