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post #1126 of 1854


Originally Posted by JosiahS View Post
 A negative for me though is that i thought they were 89 USD but they recently added the euro sign which kinda irritated me.,.


They are still 89 USD.  I think you have to set your country as USA at the start page.

post #1127 of 1854

Any suggestions for a slim selvedge chino? (besides N&F and left field)


Also are the w+h west point chinos as shiny in person? or do they lose the sheen w/ wash & wear


post #1128 of 1854
Originally Posted by max-t View Post

probably a stupid question but whats some nice footwear i can wear with with my (black n khaki) chinos besides cp's?

Define "nice footwear"? Yeah, Alden Jumpers are sweet, but what about Gentleman Travelers, 3000 Mile boots, Timberland Boot Co., Alden Indys, W+H Service boots, Desert boots (Clarks, John Varvatos, plenty of others)? Or more dressy? I think with a decent pair of chinos, you can pretty much wear whatever you want: cap toe oxfords, wingtips, weirdo Paul Smith stuff, just gotta eye it up and see. I'd have no problems wearing, say, a pair of white Paul Smith brogues with a pair of khakis, rolled up to show ankle (or some nice dandy socks?) and a crisp button down shirt (or hell, chambray).
post #1129 of 1854
Purchased a pair of Dr. Denim Donk chinos today for roughly 70 SGD. Pretty good fit and value imo.
post #1130 of 1854
Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

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.
post #1131 of 1854

Anyone have experience with Dior Homme chinos?  What's the quality of the material like?  Any tips on sizing?

post #1132 of 1854
i am looking for olive slim-tapered chinos. is carhartt any good for $130?
post #1133 of 1854
Originally Posted by ddeenn View Post

i am looking for olive slim-tapered chinos. is carhartt any good for $130?

Where are you seeing these Carhartts???
post #1134 of 1854
If I want a tailor to slim a pair of khakis, what's a reasonable fee? I guess it depends on the tailor, but more than $50? Or much lower?
post #1135 of 1854
$50 is not reasonable. A regular taper should cost around $20, but if you want the thighs slimmed too maybe $35-$40, max?
post #1136 of 1854
It depends on what needs to be slimmed down. It's usually more than just the thighs because at that point, the seat and crotch will look unbalanced.

My tailor, who I would consider in the middle range, charges me about $60-70 to taper the thighs, legs, take in the crotch, and seat. This basically turns a regular fit pair of pants into a slimming fitting one.
post #1137 of 1854
^ Thanks for the tips, guys.
post #1138 of 1854
Anybody have the leg opening measurement of the dockers alpha khakis in a size 32 or 33 waist? I assumed it was same as the sf tapered (7.5") but a guy on ebay selling them says it's 7.25"
post #1139 of 1854
Edited by Master-Classter - 10/9/11 at 8:39pm
post #1140 of 1854
If you are looking for top quality the best option would be Incotex Red. They are not skinny (slim is the word here), the fit is fantastic and the look&feel is exactly what I want: still classic but with a contemporary edge (stone-washed, maybe with a coin-pocket, etc.)
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