Originally Posted by Dib
With all due respect, I think this is bad advice, particularly the parts highlighted in bold.
When building a new wardrobe, surely the emphasis should be on buying items that fit you correctly - what is the benefit in continuing to buy things that don't fit correctly (other than the time saved in not looking for another brand)? It is not as though there are a shortage of other brands in the market offering chinos that the OP can try instead.
OP - whilst the classic fit does seem to fit slightly better, they still have the same problem as the urban slims - excessive pulling and creasing at the base of the seat. As Essential pointed out, it seems the J Crew cut isn't really suited to you and you should therefore experiment with other brands (e.g. at the higher end of the spectrum both RL and Tommy Hilfiger offer different cuts you can experiment with, likewise at the lower end you have Gap, H&M, Banana Republic etc). The PTO links also has some other useful suggestions.
thx @dib. I definitely still trying to build a new wardrobe
and with mypersonlity I want to make sure that I get it right
the first time. I have all the receipts from all the recent
jcrew purchases just in case i need to return them lol.
Originally Posted by andrewlucas
I get your point. I guess I'm coming from my own experience of not having the luxury of discarding every missed attempt right away. He may very well have that option, in which case he should most definitely go with the garment that fits him the best. I was in no way seriously saying that wearing something with confidence is all you need to look good (although it helps). I just know that it feels good to be on the right track.
But you're right, he posted the pics for critique of the fit so I guess I'm being overly positive at the risk of being unhelpful. He's new with chinos, I'm new to criticism; we're all learning something here!
no, i appreciate your input from personal experience.
it gives me more to think about. while waiting for input
i ended up ordering a few different pairs of the jcrew
classic chinos & the factory bedford pants. but knowing
now that the classic fit isn't really flattering I will be taking
On the flip side i also ordered 4 pairs of the lands end
refined chinos to try.
- once they come in I will update this thread w/ lands end
- hoping that they fit better w/ my body.
Originally Posted by HughJ
Jesus man, how did you stand in almost the identical spot and pose for both sets of pictures??? I had to toggle it a few times to prove to myself that it wasn't photoshop at play LOL. Nice job.
I've had good luck with the Lands End Canvas slim refined fit chinos, which are dirt cheap and seemingly always on sale. They also make a straight refined chino, which might suit you better. The return policy is good too. The only downside is the colour selection is limited. Similar quality to the JCrew USF (which I also own).
I haven't had a chance to try the Epaulet chinos yet, but they are certainly another one I'd consider.
lol, I didn't even notice my positioning haha.
- as mentioned above, yesterday I did order 4 pairs
of the refined chinos to try out so we'll see. stay
tuned for pics.