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Interesting RL Pants

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by djs488, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. djs488

    djs488 Senior member

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    So I was browsing the RL site and came across a number of interesting looking pants. It seems people are constantly looking for slim-fit chinos; has anyone tried these offerings?

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    Thompson Ultimate Fit Slim Chino

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    Custom-Fit Twill Chino

    While I was looking I also found two pairs of interesting jeans. I probably wouldn't wear either of them, but I don't think I've seen anything like them.

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    Five-Pocket Skinny Jean (Black Label)

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    Slim-Fit Pinstripe Jean

    I'm not trying to advertise for RL or anything, but I thought the above chinos might be useful, and I can imagine there's at least one person on here that would like the black label jeans. The pinstripes, not so much.
     
  2. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    The slim-fit chinos look decent.

    I cannot say I am a big fan of the jeans though.
     
  3. hamm23

    hamm23 Senior member

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    I agree, i wouldnt touch either of those jeans. I do really like the first chinos though
     
  4. onion

    onion Senior member

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    I really like the fit of the Thompson Ultimate Fit Slim Chino. I will have to check them out next time I go to the RL store. They also have some nice other colors available such as navy and white.
    Anyone have the measurements for these?
     
  5. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    slim chinos look nice, cheaper than incotex (which i'm currently debating whether or not to buy, in a similar khaki color).
     
  6. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    As with most things on RL website, those pants will most likely NOT fit nearly as slim in real life. The combination of pinning and 40L models do wonders for their product pictures.
     
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    gqcao Senior member

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    they look nice!
     
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    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    As with most things on RL website, those pants will most likely NOT fit nearly as slim in real life. The combination of pinning and 40L models do wonders for their product pictures.

    Agreed. I'm sometimes amazed at how psychotically large RL clothing can be - despite the fact that every ad campaign shows it like a second skin. It's great news if you want to put on 50lb without changing your wardrobe.
     
  9. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    I don't really find these pants that interesting. The chinos are alright but you'll have to get them tailored for them to be a slim fit. The same goes for J. Crew. Their slim stuff (aside from their shirts) is rarely as slim as I desire. If I pick up a pair of pants from them (I'm considering one) then they'll have to be slimmed further.
     
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    I'd be interested if the rise wasn't 13-14". If the rise was reasonable, i could get the rest tailored. Still haven't found me some chinos.
     
  11. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    Chrono, I'll probably sound like a broken record but my first RRL pickup was some military officers chinos. They are $165.00 I think and the detailing on them is great. Button fly with genuine melamine buttons and flap pockets on the back. The front pockets are straight down as opposed to five pockets and they are fairly slim. They'd be perfect if tailored but they are slim enough as long as they stay on my hips. They haven't gotten a wash in 1 month of steady wear. It would be 2 months but my first pair got a hole so I returned them and both pairs had some slight fades within a month. The twill is heavy. Overall, they are pretty nice. Since I have to wear chinos to the office four days a week it's definitely going to be these.
     
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    whacked Senior member

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    I'd be interested if the rise wasn't 13-14". If the rise was reasonable, i could get the rest tailored. Still haven't found me some chinos.

    You can call up the Uniqlo store in NYC when they have the Vintage Chinos in stock and have them ship to you. They will actually do that. Of course, pickup service is always an option.

    I haven't handled the Uniqlo Vintage Chinos in person but FWIW, people have said the J. Crew Essential Slim Fit chinos are slimmer(same fit on the top block but the legs are tapered instead of straight like Uniqlos).
     
  13. JOA

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    Chrono, I'll probably sound like a broken record but my first RRL pickup was some military officers chinos. They are $165.00 I think and the detailing on them is great. Button fly with genuine melamine buttons and flap pockets on the back. The front pockets are straight down as opposed to five pockets and they are fairly slim. They'd be perfect if tailored but they are slim enough as long as they stay on my hips. They haven't gotten a wash in 1 month of steady wear. It would be 2 months but my first pair got a hole so I returned them and both pairs had some slight fades within a month. The twill is heavy. Overall, they are pretty nice. Since I have to wear chinos to the office four days a week it's definitely going to be these.
    Where did you purchase them from? Sounds like the pair I've been looking for.
     
  14. xchen

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    I got them at the Polo store in Atlanta. But, they are from his Double RL line which is mainly western/workwear/military inspired. They've got them in a really dark black as well. Not sure how they are on sizes in stock right now, but I got a 30x32 (I measure 32x32) and my APCs are a 30. I'd say they fit similarly in the waist to my APCs. The chinos aren't tapered but are a slim straight.

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  15. djs488

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    if i may ask, why aren't you washing them? I'm not saying you should be washing them, but you seem to be making a point not to. Do you really want "fades" in your chinos, and is that even possible?
     
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    It's not necessarily that I want them to fade so I am abstain from washing them. The chinos do have a disclaimer on them that says wear as long as possible without washing, but that's not to stop someone from washing whenever they want. I honestly just don't feel it's necessary to wash as often as most people do. I wash once it becomes necessary or once the item gets dirty.
     
  17. vvoc

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    chinos can fade? do they get khaki loss? im confused....are they dyed or what?
     
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    chinos, and most cotton pants will develop whiskers and fading with wear, but it wont be contrasty like indigo. My question when reading this thread... why oh why does everything have to be "slim"? Tailoring slim fitting chinos to get them even skinnier... dont you guys know fashion goes towards a looser silhuette again? [​IMG]
     
  19. onion

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    chinos, and most cotton pants will develop whiskers and fading with wear, but it wont be contrasty like indigo.

    I never knew they could fade. Anyone have pictures of this they can post?
     
  20. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just as an FYI, some RL khaki's are quite slim fit already. I don't know which models (shill alert), but I am currently selling a pair in size 30 that have a 7.5 inch leg opening, a 9.75-10 inch rise and an 8.5-8.75 inch knee. If you need a pair of size 30 dress pants to be slimmer than that, then you will need to get khaki spandex.
     

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