Originally Posted by cyc wid it
Have a growing urge to try a pair of the olive reversed sateen pants... either the cinch back or the fatigues. Any US stockists? I guess Inventory counts as one now, but they have limited sizes left.
I have purchased current season fatigues and cinch back trousers in reversed sateen, both in size 32. Both are very different in terms of shape and feel. Choice will be dictated by the fit you are looking for. The fabric itself is obviously heavier than SS13 reversed sateen (and not as shiny and noisy), yet the weave lends itself to a fair degree of "stretch" and is quite soft on the touch.
Cinch back trousers, are a slim fit through and through. I am of lean build with slim legs and these pants hug my legs. I have previous seasons versions and the cinch back trousers have been getting slimmer and slimmer every season. Fortunately this seasons fabric has plenty of stretch and give with movement. I reckon the pants should ease up (particularly below the knees) with further wear and eventually fall into a great shape around the legs (much like a good pair of raw denim).
Fatigues are quite different. Loose and comfortable all round, with a straight leg cut. I have been wearing with a pin roll because they wear nicely just below the waist line and sit lower. There is an option to insert your own drawstring around the leg opening as reinforced holes are already added. As mentioned previously, no drawstring around the waist, not that they're needed since there are side cinch button and tab fastener. The hidden zip pocket, in front of the left side pocket with access near the zip fly, is a useful detail added this year as the main pockets are large enough for small change to fall out when sitting down.
Hope the info helps!