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Reasonably priced, Good Quality Classic Chinos

Funcheese

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Just saying…

 

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I think I'm addicted to chinos. I have pairs from RRL, Buzz Rickson, and Bronson. I just added ones from Warehouse via Masuya 1997. After a couple of wears, my clear favorites are the ones from Warehouse and Buzz Rickson. They have the classic styling and are robustly built. Also, Masuya 1997 will ship to the US, but you can't use their e-commerce system. You have to fill out a form and they'll respond via email and a PayPal invoice.

WAREHOUSE “Lot1082 Chinoes” | MASUYA (masuya1997.com)
Yep, I admit to loving chinos, mea culpa!
 

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I’ll second the Armoury sport chino recommendation. They are the best chinos I’ve ever handled. But, they are very expensive, at least compared to your typical chino.

I wear mind so much I've gotten my monies worth out of the two pair that I have. Wardrobe staples of all natural fibers that will last warrant that $200-350 price range.
 

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I wear mind so much I've gotten my monies worth out of the two pair that I have. Wardrobe staples of all natural fibers that will last warrant that $200-350 price range.

Agree to disagree. $200 khakis are ridiculous for a cheap staple. All-cotton khakis are rare today, but not unobtainable at regular stores
 
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Just picked up Polo RL Salinger Chinos. 100% Cotton, straight fit, med-high rise, nice thickness to the fabric. Pleased with these at 30% off with this weekend's sale.
 

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I wear mind so much I've gotten my monies worth out of the two pair that I have. Wardrobe staples of all natural fibers that will last warrant that $200-350 price range.
I agree. In contrast, a few pairs of Spier & Mackay chinos I bought in early 2023, and wore on occasion throughout the year, are already fraying on the fly and waistband.
 

Oswald Cornelius

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The new J. Crew Classic Chinos are pretty great...I'd put them within fighting distance of RRL Officer Chinos


I agree, 100%. After years of lusting for a pair of RRL Officers (it just seemed frivolous to spend north of $225 or whatever it was a couple years back--currently $245) my weaker demons prevailed and I finally pulled the trigger.

My result was documented here: https://www.styleforum.net/threads/the-official-rrl-thread.120192/post-11046227

After trying to patch them myself and then having a friend do a half-hearted attempt I took them to a local alterations place. She did an okay job, but it was and $88 expense, including mandatory dry cleaning and our rapacious sales tax. So I'm at least $325 in at this point.

I like the 'idea' of the RRLs. But the J Crew Classics are at least 90%. The cut is fine for me, seems similar to the RRLs but I haven't measured either nor done a side-by-side comparo. I like the details of the RRLs: Button fly, ticket/watch pocket, stitching at the pocket hem (not sure what that's called.)

I do love the button-through flap on the rear pockets on both.

But the J Crews win on price: $98 vs $245. And don't fall apart.

Serious question: did officers wear different khakis than enlisted or NCOs?
 

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Just the thread I need ! Thanks for all the suggestions. The O'Connells look promising.

My go to used to be Bills but their price has now gone over the 2 level so I'm looking for alternatives.

A reasonable option used to be the J. Crew 770 in 100% cotton but sadly now they make these only with stretch fabric. Tried the Classic Cut in 100% cotton but the fit was pretty unflattering.

Just ordered the Jack Donnelly 100% Cotton Made in USA. Let's see how these work out

Let me know if you actually receive them - I've had a pair of the M4 on order since Black Friday and remembered in February that I never got them. The owner texted me saying end of March. Nothing. Then texted that production says April. I texted, called, emailed in May - no answer on any medium. Finally now in June - still no answers, emails, text responses.

Would NOT recommend.

*** EDITED - just entered a chargeback. Just received a text saying they would pack the order and send tracking. I will update this if I end up receiving something.
 
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Let me know if you actually receive them - I've had a pair of the M4 on order since Black Friday and remembered in February that I never got them. The owner texted me saying end of March. Nothing. Then texted that production says April. I texted, called, emailed in May - no answer on any medium. Finally now in June - still no answers, emails, text responses.

Would NOT recommend.

*** EDITED - just entered a chargeback. Just received a text saying they would pack the order and send tracking. I will update this if I end up receiving something.
Yes I got mine within a week of initiating the exchange
 

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Yes I got mine within a week of initiating the exchange
Gregg sent my pair out yesterday and tracking shows delivery today. So, maybe was just this one order that got messed up, I will give the benefit of a doubt.
 

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Bill’s was pretty good but after some reorg their product line has shrunk quite a lot.

Ben Silver is my current go-to.
 

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I just received a par of Buck Mason's Full Saddle chinos. They're under $200, and I'd recommend them. I was looking for something relaxed with a button fly.
 

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They're not chinos, but I recently got a pair of seersucker trousers from The Resort Co, and they’ve quickly become my favorite summer pants. Light and breezy like pajamas, yet elegant enough for the office.

 

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