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post #16 of 37
Agree on the Dockers recommendation. They can be had for around $30. Even if they need an alteration, you're still looking at < $50 for a decent pair of chinos.
post #17 of 37
I could not agree more with the Dockers. Probably my favorite 'going out' pair of pants (read: the guy who ruined his new blazer). For only $30-40 you can feel free to trash 'em
post #18 of 37
I have a shitload of khakis from quite a few brands. Bills, Brooks, GAP, J crew, BR, Polo, and Rugby. As a 18 year old, I objectively find dockers fine, but the brand stigma... still repels me quite a bit.

That being said, for retail prices out of the above brands I listed, I found GAP the best value. if you want something exclusively for more dressed up, business wear, I'd stick with Brooks. Neither are my favorite - I prefer Bills the most, and then I go to J Crew for my casual wear. I am not picky about a crease so Bills suffices for my dressed up wear as well. But GAP, at 35 dollars or so a pair, is fairly comfortable and relatively disposable. And sturdyish enough without making you feel like a construction worker.
post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Aside from the Mabitex suggestion, J. Crew has a trim cut I like.
Out of curiosity, which cut is this?

I have a pair of J Crews chinos that are pretty much indestructible. And they were inexpensive, which makes me less if I get stuff on them (pen marks on khakis are my nemesis).
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Out of curiosity, which cut is this?

I have a pair of J Crews chinos that are pretty much indestructible. And they were inexpensive, which makes me less if I get stuff on them (pen marks on khakis are my nemesis).

I think it's the Classic Fit in the Essential Chino. They used to call it slim fit, but now it's classic.
post #21 of 37
Uniqlo
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
I think it's the Classic Fit in the Essential Chino. They used to call it slim fit, but now it's classic.

Yes, this sounds right.
post #23 of 37
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Picked up two khakis from Gap after all. They were buy two or more, get each for $35, so I picked two up and got a GapCard. Came out to $54 after taxes. Very nice. As for the khakis themselves, I got one pair of Tailored Straight in 36x34 and the second pair, Classic Straight Fit in an Olive-ish color, at 34x34. Tailored straights feel perfect.
post #24 of 37
I don't get the forum fixation for slim chinos. Ralph Lauren G.I. fit for me, properly baggy. But I'm not opposed to generic slim sporty cotton trousers in colours other than khaki.
post #25 of 37
No one has mentioned Lands End Legacy chinos? They have regular and tailored fit. Extremely soft and the best chinos I've ever owned thus far. Can be had for $20 on sale.
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by inq89 View Post
No one has mentioned Lands End Legacy chinos? They have regular and tailored fit. Extremely soft and the best chinos I've ever owned thus far. Can be had for $20 on sale.

I like them too, though I seem to tear the pockets VERY easily.

...Maybe I shouldn't be carrying all these drugs...

but for the price, I love the fit.
post #27 of 37
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I don't get the forum fixation for slim chinos.
+1. The men who first fought in khakis in the desert scoff at anyone who lacks mobility and comfort.
post #28 of 37
I like loose for casual wear, but often a sportcoat calls for a more tailored cut. As such, I have both trim and not-so-trim.

As far as loose goes, I like Orvis' Rhinohides quite a lot in the cooler months.
post #29 of 37
I recently purchased a pair from a JCrew outlet for about $50 that I found to be quite slim.
post #30 of 37
PRL Preston is another option worth looking into.
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