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post #1771 of 1828

How do the Uniqlo vintage chinos compare with these in terms of being slim or skinny?

post #1772 of 1828
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These came in today, they're unbranded skinny. Whatchu guys think?

Looks pretty good. Looks more slim-leg than skinny. 

post #1773 of 1828

So I came to see the Unis Gio in person today.

 

Very mixed emotion and thought.

 

First of all, everything that has been said about the Unis Gio is true. Amazing fabric and meticulous construction. The fabric is dense and substantial, but not heavy at all. A very agreeable weight and smooth hand, with thickness just enough for us to be sure they will last through a few years' washing. Set-in belt loops, tab closure, button fly, corozo, full-curtain waistband, 'hidden' stitching. Nothing's left out, and perhaps nothing can be done better.

 

Second, the fit. They are truly true to size, i.e., one inch smaller in the waist than J.Crew or BR's chinos (and two inches smaller than Club Monaco's, I hasten to add.)

 

But they are far from well-fitting on everyone as some people have claimed, because of three things. The seat is large, the crotch is very short, and that doesn't mesh very well with the true-to-size waist. It's far from an ideal combination. The third thing, which was the thing that ruined it for me, is the leg. Unis Gio has a uniform inseam of 35", which means you will have to hem the legs if you're not tall by common standard. The problem is, the taper of the legs is not very pronounced. I recalled it being almost straight from the knee down. If I owned these pants, not only would I have to hem them up 5" but also ask my tailor to taper them so that they fit in terms of both length and shape. One inseam surely doesn't fit all.

 

(or, if it's your thing, you can just cuff them up. Cuffs naturally force the fabric to scrunch up and the legs to taper.)

 

Edited with LunaPic: http://lunapic.com/

 

Edited with LunaPic: http://lunapic.com/

 

 

Third, is the overall value of the stuff, or rather the sense of buying it. I don't know, and can't probably argue against anybody, but I didn't feel a strong intuition that this is a good buy, as I always do when something is. Sure, the fabric and construction is AMAZING, and the fit, though not without flaws, works better on most people than most other chinos, but I can't justify spending $200 on them. It's an arbitrary feeling that the tradeoff is not worth it. I buy the fabric and the construction, but I don't buy the made-in-USA. If I were an economist, I could even empirically point out how the made-in-USA approach doesn't help anybody, not the consumers and definitely not Unis.

 

I wish a bigger company would do this. Take the same fabric and design, offer different inseams, and move production to a reasonably decent factory in China. Even at $150, this thing will be a much better buy than it is now. (Well, some colors are on sale at $99 and I will probably order them tonight, but I just want to let my thought out.)

 

By the way, the pair in the photo is the 'royal' color. More of a lilac than french blue color, if you're interested.


Edited by xxxamazexxx - 8/7/13 at 6:40pm
post #1774 of 1828
I think if you went more tapered the look of the thigh to calf would not agree. But it is your choice to do what you want with your money.

What i am saying is it looks fine
Edited by crosswound - 8/7/13 at 8:36pm
post #1775 of 1828
Been very pleased with three purchases lately:
Rogue territory AR-G trousers
West is dead slim chinos
Left field japanese twill chinos

If pressed I'd say rogue territory is the best fit, left field the best fabric & construction.
post #1776 of 1828
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These came in today, they're unbranded skinny. Whatchu guys think?

Where did you kop these ?
post #1777 of 1828

Yeah I would definitely agree. The more of a taper and it starts looking a little too constricting, though you could always just opt for the skinny version. 

post #1778 of 1828

@xxxamazexxx it looks nice on the 1st pic but in the 2nd pic your ass is hidden by that balloon thigh/seat area.

 

Yo I returned my lived in slims. They were too tight for me. I'll purchase their lived in straight instead. thanks for the helps.

post #1779 of 1828

I think they're not chinos.

post #1780 of 1828

tate and yoko

post #1781 of 1828
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Been very pleased with three purchases lately:
Rogue territory AR-G trousers
West is dead slim chinos
Left field japanese twill chinos

If pressed I'd say rogue territory is the best fit, left field the best fabric & construction.

i would second this although i don't own West Is Dead.
post #1782 of 1828
Want something quality in comparison to wings and horns chinos but with a longer inseam than them. Any recommendations?
How's the new dockers for their pricing? Thanks.
post #1783 of 1828

j crew does look slim on the catalog, I haven't got the chances to try them. But when picked it up, I am sure it won't fit like a trash bag. 

 

There are $75

post #1784 of 1828
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i would second this although i don't own West Is Dead.

I feel a little bad not being more enthusiast because west is dead has a great backstory and they seem like good folks. But I generally like the fabric, details, cut and construction bettter on those other brands.

Some left field stuff on sale at BiG.
post #1785 of 1828

Does anyone know which Levi's jeans model fits most similarly to Docker's Alphas? Thanks.

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