Originally Posted by benjamin831
The last issues I have with these khakis is the rise, which could be a bit lower since I lack a backside. I shouldn't be a problem for most people who aren't as skinny as I am.
I really like the thickness and stiffness of the fabric, which is easily 9-10oz. I also like the price and the wide selection of sizes. I think if you're considering the lower-end khakis like GAP or J.Crew, I would seriously encourage you to give Dockers a shot.
Overall I think Benjamin's assessment is pretty fair. I got a pair in the British Khaki color and found them to be on the whole quite good, especially for the price. I, like Benjamin, am skinny, so I too would prefer a lower rise. But I don't think anyone would look at me in these pants and think the rise was too long (but still, I would like it maybe 3/4" - 1" lower). Some people mentioned that the taper was too much / too little for their taste, which makes sense because I think it's definitely a middle ground on taper. It definitely tapers, but it's not like a skinny jean. It's slim and therefore is probably more timeless. I don't think these are gonna look bad in 5, 10 years. Also, I found them to feel a bit slimmer than J Crew's urban slim fit. In addition, the hem at the opening is a jean-style hem of about 1/2" (whereas many khakis / chinos have a thicker hem of about 1.5") and I think that makes for a better break / cleaner look as it transitions into your shoes.
My only complaint (other than the rise) is that the front pockets are pretty deep, and I prefer a shallower pocket as I often carry my phone in my front pocket. When I put my iPhone in these chinos, it rests about mid-thigh. I think the pocket could lose 1.5" of depth, at the risk of us losing some change.
FWIW, my friend is a bit more muscular than I am (I am 6'2" and 155 and he is 6'2" and 170) and they look great on him. So I think this might be a very good option for someone with a more average build, as opposed to skinny people. But that being said, you could do much worse.