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Slim Fit Khaki's/Chino's

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by imightbechad, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. JosiahS

    JosiahS Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good. I expected to hear good things from them. The tags on the inside seem like a neat idea, i think you can also inter your clothing item on their site and see who made it. Which i don't care to do but i guess it kinda adds to my opinion that IOU has a passion for what they do.

    A negative for me though is that i thought they were 89 USD but they recently added the euro sign which kinda irritated me.,.
     
  2. max-t

    max-t Well-Known Member

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

    pickpackpockpuck Well-Known Member

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    I think any leather shoes or dress boots should work. Did you have something more specific in mind? I'm wearing chocolate suede PS brogue boots right now with my khaki R&B blade chinos if that helps any.
     
  4. max-t

    max-t Well-Known Member

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    yeah thanks dude. im just havin a hard time moving away from sneakers, im ready to drop some dough and the only thing I've found that I like and can see myself wearing with my usual w+h chinos and dh 19cm jeans are the Alden Jumper boots but they seem to be sold out everywhere.
     
  5. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya. You get used to seeing one thing and it gets hard to adjust to something different. But jeans and chinos are easy, so any footwear you like will probably work.
     
  6. Parker

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

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    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
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  8. CharlieAngel

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    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).
     
  9. shaqin93

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    Purchased a pair of Dr. Denim Donk chinos today for roughly 70 SGD. Pretty good fit and value imo.
     
  10. deepitm

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    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.
     
  11. noirwest

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

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

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    Where are you seeing these Carhartts???
     
  14. Matt44

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    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?
     
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    $50 is not reasonable. A regular taper should cost around $20, but if you want the thighs slimmed too maybe $35-$40, max?
     
  16. wj4

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    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.
     
  17. Matt44

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    ^ Thanks for the tips, guys.
     
  18. swisschalet

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    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"
     
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  20. Vaudevillian

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    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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