Here's something I've been thinking about for next season. How about the idea of:
1. A higher end chino, one that is unhemmed, with split back with taped seams...basically a chino version of your dress pant that would be meant to be worn pressed with a crease. How much would such an item cost to produce?
2. Then offer separate unstructured chino jackets (LBM 1911 style) in the same colors that could be worn as casual odd jackets, or paired with the trousers for a cotton suit. I'm thinking colors such as khaki, navy, brown, stone, olive and maybe a brighter or lighter blue.
Am I crazy?
This is something we've already been looking into for next SS. For the jacket, would it be completely unstructured, in that there is NO canvas, or simply soft canvas, no shoulder pad, no lining?