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post #1741 of 1825

Yep BR chinos are underrated as hell. I love the look of the Emerson - kind of faded and vintage but only lightly - even though the fit doesn't work for me. Last season's Heritage chinos, however, fit me like a glove and are very well made.

 

They have a new model right now called Kentfield that looks very much like the Heritage but belongs to the mainline. Any thought?

post #1742 of 1825
crisp by yosi?
post #1743 of 1825
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Originally Posted by xxxamazexxx View Post

Yep BR chinos are underrated as hell. I love the look of the Emerson - kind of faded and vintage but only lightly - even though the fit doesn't work for me. Last season's Heritage chinos, however, fit me like a glove and are very well made.

 

They have a new model right now called Kentfield that looks very much like the Heritage but belongs to the mainline. Any thought?

You tried on their heritage chinos?

 

Do they fit like the slim fit chinos? I tried on the slim fit chinos and they constricted my calves. 30x30. They were too tight for me. I sized up and they were too lose. So I stuck with 30x30 emersons. 

post #1744 of 1825
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

You tried on their heritage chinos?

 

Do they fit like the slim fit chinos? I tried on the slim fit chinos and they constricted my calves. 30x30. They were too tight for me. I sized up and they were too lose. So I stuck with 30x30 emersons. 


The Heritage chinos are slim throughout. I doubt if they would fit anyone with big calves.

 

So I went to the store and tried on the Kentfield chinos:

 

(pardon my bare feet)

 

They are indeed very similar to the Heritage chinos that I have, though $10 cheaper and less over the top in construction (the Heritage chinos have 6 buttons, these thankfully only have 1.) The fit is almost identical - slim fit throughout the leg even though the website description says 'straight from the knee down.' Full curtain waistband and nice, sturdy fabric. Better than anything J Crew or Club Monaco is offering at this moment.

post #1745 of 1825
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The Heritage chinos are slim throughout. I doubt if they would fit anyone with big calves.

 

So I went to the store and tried on the Kentfield chinos:

 

(pardon my bare feet)

 

They are indeed very similar to the Heritage chinos that I have, though $10 cheaper and less over the top in construction (the Heritage chinos have 6 buttons, these thankfully only have 1.) The fit is almost identical - slim fit throughout the leg even though the website description says 'straight from the knee down.' Full curtain waistband and nice, sturdy fabric. Better than anything J Crew or Club Monaco is offering at this moment.

Never have I ever taken a selfie in a dressing room.

post #1746 of 1825

I am also looking for a nice pair of slim/skinny chinos. I've already read a lot of pages in this thread but most of the chinos that have been named are not available in my size anymore or don't ship to Europe. My size is 29 so that makes it a lot harder to find a good pair. Anyone here who has some recommendations? My budget is around 150 euro.

post #1747 of 1825
Is this real life?
post #1748 of 1825

lol

post #1749 of 1825
i recently purchased carhartt WIP's cane pant to do some field work out in montana, and i have fallen in love with every aspect of them. perfect for doing outdoor work in and wearing around town.
post #1750 of 1825

Yeah BR chinos are certainly underrated. I started out with a pair in navy and khaki, they saw regular use and were my go to's for a while. Little known fact, they also make great shorts when you're done with them! I just turned my khaki ones into shorts with a cuff :D

post #1751 of 1825

Is there really much difference between chinos from different stores besides fit and stitching? I was thinking of just getting the material for chinos and tailoring a pair.

post #1752 of 1825

^ Chinos are perhaps the most deceptively simple element of your wardrobe. I used to think that chinos are just chinos and they are just for kicking around, but it turns out, there are so many nuances in the construction of chinos that make them what you can wear with a suit or what you wear to a football game.

 

First is fabric. Finer fabric, probably with some sheen and wrinkle-resistant ability, makes dressier chinos, while rougher, heavier twill makes their casual counterparts.

 

Second is detailing. Dressier chinos usually don't have coin pockets or feature very discreet ones, and have nicer buttons (corozo or wooden-looking plastic.) Some casual chinos, on the other hand, either as a result of cost-cutting methods or by design, have tacky plastic buttons and not-so-gracefully placed coin pockets (or sometimes, none at all.)

 

Third is fit. The fit of dressy chinos is more precise than that of casual ones, with closer-fitting waist and a perfect inseam leaving little to no break. Casual chinos have a more comfortable fit and perhaps a more liberal inseam that you can cuff up for a casual look. But whichever you are getting, you must go for a fit that looks flattering on you.

 

Last is construction. Dressy chinos have full-curtain waistbands that help you tuck in your shirt nicely, and single-needle/hidden stitching along the inside legs. Casual chinos usually do without these.

 

Of course, it's you who will decide how to tailor your chinos to your liking. You may want a pair of casual chinos with thicker fabric but with all the features of dressy chinos. The best pair of chinos, in my opinion, is a versatile one that serves you well on all occasion, nice and proper without being boring, having texture and character without being ratty.

post #1753 of 1825
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Originally Posted by xxxamazexxx View Post

^ Chinos are perhaps the most deceptively simple element of your wardrobe. I used to think that chinos are just chinos and they are just for kicking around, but it turns out, there are so many nuances in the construction of chinos that make them what you can wear with a suit or what you wear to a football game.

 

First is fabric. Finer fabric, probably with some sheen and wrinkle-resistant ability, makes dressier chinos, while rougher, heavier twill makes their casual counterparts.

 

Second is detailing. Dressier chinos usually don't have coin pockets or feature very discreet ones, and have nicer buttons (corozo or wooden-looking plastic.) Some casual chinos, on the other hand, either as a result of cost-cutting methods or by design, have tacky plastic buttons and not-so-gracefully placed coin pockets (or sometimes, none at all.)

 

Third is fit. The fit of dressy chinos is more precise than that of casual ones, with closer-fitting waist and a perfect inseam leaving little to no break. Casual chinos have a more comfortable fit and perhaps a more liberal inseam that you can cuff up for a casual look. But whichever you are getting, you must go for a fit that looks flattering on you.

 

Last is construction. Dressy chinos have full-curtain waistbands that help you tuck in your shirt nicely, and single-needle/hidden stitching along the inside legs. Casual chinos usually do without these.

 

Of course, it's you who will decide how to tailor your chinos to your liking. You may want a pair of casual chinos with thicker fabric but with all the features of dressy chinos. The best pair of chinos, in my opinion, is a versatile one that serves you well on all occasion, nice and proper without being boring, having texture and character without being ratty.

 



Excellent post. I'm surprised this isn't getting more love.

post #1754 of 1825
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Originally Posted by xxxamazexxx View Post

^ Chinos are perhaps the most deceptively simple element of your wardrobe. I used to think that chinos are just chinos and they are just for kicking around, but it turns out, there are so many nuances in the construction of chinos that make them what you can wear with a suit or what you wear to a football game.

 

First is fabric. Finer fabric, probably with some sheen and wrinkle-resistant ability, makes dressier chinos, while rougher, heavier twill makes their casual counterparts.

 

Second is detailing. Dressier chinos usually don't have coin pockets or feature very discreet ones, and have nicer buttons (corozo or wooden-looking plastic.) Some casual chinos, on the other hand, either as a result of cost-cutting methods or by design, have tacky plastic buttons and not-so-gracefully placed coin pockets (or sometimes, none at all.)

 

Third is fit. The fit of dressy chinos is more precise than that of casual ones, with closer-fitting waist and a perfect inseam leaving little to no break. Casual chinos have a more comfortable fit and perhaps a more liberal inseam that you can cuff up for a casual look. But whichever you are getting, you must go for a fit that looks flattering on you.

 

Last is construction. Dressy chinos have full-curtain waistbands that help you tuck in your shirt nicely, and single-needle/hidden stitching along the inside legs. Casual chinos usually do without these.

 

Of course, it's you who will decide how to tailor your chinos to your liking. You may want a pair of casual chinos with thicker fabric but with all the features of dressy chinos. The best pair of chinos, in my opinion, is a versatile one that serves you well on all occasion, nice and proper without being boring, having texture and character without being ratty.

 

Thank you very much.

 

May I know how chinos from Dockers and perhaps Marks & Spencer compare with those already mentioned?

post #1755 of 1825
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Originally Posted by xxxamazexxx View Post

^ Chinos are perhaps the most deceptively simple element of your wardrobe. I used to think that chinos are just chinos and they are just for kicking around, but it turns out, there are so many nuances in the construction of chinos that make them what you can wear with a suit or what you wear to a football game.

 

First is fabric. Finer fabric, probably with some sheen and wrinkle-resistant ability, makes dressier chinos, while rougher, heavier twill makes their casual counterparts.

 

Second is detailing. Dressier chinos usually don't have coin pockets or feature very discreet ones, and have nicer buttons (corozo or wooden-looking plastic.) Some casual chinos, on the other hand, either as a result of cost-cutting methods or by design, have tacky plastic buttons and not-so-gracefully placed coin pockets (or sometimes, none at all.)

 

Third is fit. The fit of dressy chinos is more precise than that of casual ones, with closer-fitting waist and a perfect inseam leaving little to no break. Casual chinos have a more comfortable fit and perhaps a more liberal inseam that you can cuff up for a casual look. But whichever you are getting, you must go for a fit that looks flattering on you.

 

Last is construction. Dressy chinos have full-curtain waistbands that help you tuck in your shirt nicely, and single-needle/hidden stitching along the inside legs. Casual chinos usually do without these.

 

Of course, it's you who will decide how to tailor your chinos to your liking. You may want a pair of casual chinos with thicker fabric but with all the features of dressy chinos. The best pair of chinos, in my opinion, is a versatile one that serves you well on all occasion, nice and proper without being boring, having texture and character without being ratty.

amaze look at your messages inbox!

 

Khakis are strictly for casual wear. Chinos are a mix between khakis & dress pants. You can dress them down or up. 

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