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post #496 of 1825
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
This thread has really gone nowhere recently. Now we're even talking about crappy Dockers, repeatedly! The only thing I've learned is that a lot people are unhappy with the fit of most readily available chinos. Yet few on this forum ever complain about the availability of good fitting jeans. Why do you think that is?

Maybe a better question to ask is why are chinos such a necessity in your wardrobe? In many areas of Europe people don't even wear them at all, thus they mostly seem like a North American thing. Are they mostly required for business casual at the office-- e.g. something dressier than denim, but less formal than dress slacks?

If that's the case, then maybe you should consider alternatives that are still passable for the office but less neutered and bland looking than the classic tan chino. For example, I've had much better luck finding nice fitting cords. Or what about some wool trousers which utilize an interesting texture for a more casual look?

Isn't this what the thread is about. Trying to find the perfect chino. Not trying to find an alternative to chinos. We want nice chinos and that's why this thread is here
post #497 of 1825
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Originally Posted by bombers View Post
I got the signature and the slim soft 2 weeks ago and they fit pretty much straight leg and not slim at all. The leg opening on the 34x30's i got is 18". I ended up throwing it in the same package and return it right away. I'm about to order the SF slim tapered and the wader hoping for a better fit.

Same here. I was very disappointed with the cut of the signature slim-- not what I expected at all. The slim-tapered or the wader is the way to go if you're looking for a slimmer fit/silhouette.
post #498 of 1825
It's a goddamn forum, man. Where else are obsessive straight/gay/other types going to talk about khaki's and chinos? Work? With their fishing buddies? If you want a pair of really nice chinos, then I suggest Epaulet-- those are the tits. Personally, I think every guy should have at least one pair of those pants because the price is a steal for the quality. But if you're on a limited budget, and are looking for practical, decent-fitting slim khakis, the new Dockers stuff is actually pretty good for the price point. If you think Dockers are crappy, that's your opinion, but it sounds like you 1) probably don't have them as readily available in the EU and therefore 2) haven't tried any of the styles we're discussing here. Khakis are a pretty regular staple in North America because business casual is generally the norm, and they've been acceptable to wear to work for decades. I can't speak for our Canadian brethren, but I guess you have to be American to understand. I'm sure most of us have alternatives to the khaki available (I do), but as xanatos has stated-- this is a specific thread about a particular type of pant. It's not like we're looking to wear just khakis every day of the work week.
post #499 of 1825
What's wrong with chinos? lol If they're not the norm in Europe then i say FUCK EUROPE. Seriously. I find chinos to be essentials though I do agree that after 34 pages we still don't have any definitive answers to slim flit chinos.
post #500 of 1825
i agree with federer. chinos are really a must... so have you guys checked out these chinos by blue in green. if your after the best quality/slim fit these are really the answer to your dreams boys & girls. yes, they are a tad expensive. but these are seriously on another level in terms of quality and fit from what has been talked about in this thread (or at least the past 10 pgs or so). http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28 they even make a navy! http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28 if they have been mentioned...SORRY!
post #501 of 1825
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they even make a navy!

http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28

if they have been mentioned...SORRY!

Love them...seem to be at another level quality.
post #502 of 1825
Those BiG chinos look great. And here's the link to Epaulet. http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...British/Detail
post #503 of 1825
^ those epaulet's look nice too. i wonder how the material is compared to bigs. the cotton used in the big chino is really thick. and its mercerized cotton so i bet it might even be stronger. the big chinos also have a slight sheen to the material, which may or may not be your thing too. in other words, it might be just a tad dressier then the epaulet. i usually wear mine with loafers and dress shoes. edit: n/m i guess the epaulets are mercerized too.
post #504 of 1825
does the sheen go away after a few washings?
post #505 of 1825
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Originally Posted by jaydc7 View Post
does the sheen go away after a few washings?

yeah a little. its really not a sheen at all (i described it poorly) it just has a high quality fabric look to it. its really hard to describe.
post #506 of 1825
I saw them in the store as was kind of put off by the sheen, they still seem like the best option for me since the EP chinos are a little too slim in my size.
post #507 of 1825
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Originally Posted by jaydc7 View Post
I saw them in the store as was kind of put off by the sheen, they still seem like the best option for me since the EP chinos are a little too slim in my size.

i would totally get them. i doubt you will find a better constructed chino, at least in my opinion.
post #508 of 1825
slightly off topic-- it's funny to see an avatar of federer and read "fuck europe" in the same line. but then, he is swiss...
post #509 of 1825
Any suggestions for a flannel-lined chino in a decent fit? My sticks were frackin frozen this morning.
post #510 of 1825
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Originally Posted by grooveholmes View Post
slightly off topic-- it's funny to see an avatar of federer and read "fuck europe" in the same line. but then, he is swiss...
calm down
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