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Reasonable quality RTW chinos.

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Can anyone suggest some please? I prefer side adjusters to belt loops too if possible.
 

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what does "reasonable quality" mean to you? and what is your budget? It's like asking for advice on buying a "reasonable quality" car.
And are you OK with online purchases or do you need to try on?
 

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If you prefer side adjusters to belt loops, I assume that means you want tailored chinos.

I think there are three types of chinos.

The first is your basic, knock-around chinos, like what you find at J. Crew. These usually have a lower rise, double-needle stitching, and a very basic, often 10oz fabric.


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They're worn by guys who take inspiration from photos like this

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Next are workwear chinos, which are made from a heavier fabric (usually 12/14oz) and have double-needle stitching. They sometimes have repro-styled details, like a certain workwear-styled patch at the back or naval details. They're meant to be worn with rugged tops, such as chore coats, chambray shirts, and the like

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Finally, you have tailored chinos. These have a higher rise and single needle stitching. They are meant to be worn with things such as sport coats. Comparatively, you can't wear sport coats as easily with the two options above.

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Knowing what kind of chinos you want will help you figure out an appropriate budget. It takes more money to produce tailored chinos because the construction is closer to a pair of tailored wool trousers. They also often need to be dry cleaned.

If you want side tabs, that sounds like a tailored dress chino. You're not going to be able to find those for $100 because it's not possible to produce them that cheaply. Most tailored chinos I've seen start around $200. Good ones commonly go for $300 to $400.

Knockaround chinos are much easier to find on a budget.

Would be easier to give recs if you tell us more about your budget, desired look, and how you plan to wear these.
 

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If you prefer side adjusters to belt loops, I assume that means you want tailored chinos.

I think there are three types of chinos.

The first is your basic, knock-around chinos, like what you find at J. Crew. These usually have a lower rise, double-needle stitching, and a very basic, often 10oz fabric.


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They're worn by guys who take inspiration from photos like this

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Next are workwear chinos, which are made from a heavier fabric (usually 12/14oz) and have double-needle stitching. They sometimes have repro-styled details, like a certain workwear-styled patch at the back or naval details. They're meant to be worn with rugged tops, such as chore coats, chambray shirts, and the like

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Finally, you have tailored chinos. These have a higher rise and single needle stitching. They are meant to be worn with things such as sport coats. Comparatively, you can't wear sport coats as easily with the two options above.

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Knowing what kind of chinos you want will help you figure out an appropriate budget. It takes more money to produce tailored chinos because the construction is closer to a pair of tailored wool trousers. They also often need to be dry cleaned.

If you want side tabs, that sounds like a tailored dress chino. You're not going to be able to find those for $100 because it's not possible to produce them that cheaply. Most tailored chinos I've seen start around $200. Good ones commonly go for $300 to $400.

Knockaround chinos are much easier to find on a budget.

Would be easier to give recs if you tell us more about your budget, desired look, and how you plan to wear these.
You make a good point. I want tailored chinos and my budget is £250 (I am in the UK).
 

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You make a good point. I want tailored chinos and my budget is £250 (I am in the UK).
Rota has become one of the go-tos nowadays for tailored chinos. They do private label manufacturing for Drake's and Anderson & Sheppard's ready-to-wear line. Note, both those companies have exclusive fits, meaning the cut of their chinos is unique to them. Rota also has their own in-house line with their own fits. I don't know who sells them in the UK, but nearly every "mensewar-y" sartorial store nowadays carries them. Lastly, you can try Trunk Clothiers and Anglo Italian in London. They will likely have this sort of thing.
 

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Rota has become one of the go-tos nowadays for tailored chinos. They do private label manufacturing for Drake's and Anderson & Sheppard's ready-to-wear line. Note, both those companies have exclusive fits, meaning the cut of their chinos is unique to them. Rota also has their own in-house line with their own fits. I don't know who sells them in the UK, but nearly every "mensewar-y" sartorial store nowadays carries them. Lastly, you can try Trunk Clothiers and Anglo Italian in London. They will likely have this sort of thing.
Thank you, I will look into these.
 

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Anglo Italian has some good looking options. But they are all pleat front and I prefer flat front, because I don't need to be made to look bigger in the middle. Not that I am fat, but I am built like a rugby player and pleats don't flatter me.

I will speak to my alterations tailor to see if he is able to sort that out.
 

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Anglo Italian has some good looking options. But they are all pleat front and I prefer flat front, because I don't need to be made to look bigger in the middle. Not that I am fat, but I am built like a rugby player and pleats don't flatter me.

I will speak to my alterations tailor to see if he is able to sort that out.
Pleats can be removed, but it's a very expensive alteration

 

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Pleats can be removed, but it's a very expensive alteration

As I look around, it seems that a lot of makers are doing a single pleat at the moment.
 

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Some lovely trousers in this thread. But what is it with pleats everywhere?

Am I behind the times and flat fronts are out of style, or is it that these trousers are aimed at markets other than where I live?
 

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Yeossal offers MTO high rise chinos with options of flat front and side adjusters. I’ve seen some really good results from them. Collaro is similar; I am in the process of getting my fit figured out with them.
 

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The Armoury has flat-front chinos made with single needle stitching. They have locations in Hong Kong and New York City, but can ship anywhere. Since others are are recommending companies outside of the UK, I imagine this is basically the same in terms of convenience. If things don't work out, you will have to ship the pants back via international post.


No Man Walks Alone also has flat-front chinos from Rota. However, I think they've halted international shipments at the moment due to the pandemic. You can check back with them at the end of the year to see if their policy has changed.

 

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