Slim Fit Chino: J.Crew Urban vs. BB Milano

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  1. blynch

    blynch Senior member

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    no need to yell at me.

    Contrast interior piping at waistband. Zip fly. Off-seam pockets, back pockets. Import. Machine wash. Catalog/jcrew.com only.

    I don't really care about the catalog, but thank you for the correction


    probably just that particular model of urban slim fits, as I've bought urban slim at the retail store.
     
  2. BossTweed

    BossTweed Senior member

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    ^^ the Broken-in chino in urban slim fit is available in retail stores.

    I tried on both the urban slims and the BB milanos this afternoon. The Milanos have a lower rise, but it's not exceptionally low as to look awkward, I don't think. The Milanos are a thinner fabric and slightly slimmer in the top block than the urban slims. However, the urban slims taper more and are much slimmer below the knee. Overall, I slightly prefer the urban slims.
     
  3. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    ^^ the Broken-in chino in urban slim fit is available in retail stores.

    I tried on both the urban slims and the BB milanos this afternoon. The Milanos have a lower rise, but it's not exceptionally low as to look awkward, I don't think. The Milanos are a thinner fabric and slightly slimmer in the top block than the urban slims. However, the urban slims taper more and are much slimmer below the knee. Overall, I slightly prefer the urban slims.


    Thanks for this post. By how much do you think the BBs are lower?
     
  4. BossTweed

    BossTweed Senior member

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    1" at the most, I'd say. Probably more like 3/4".
     
  5. Jay687

    Jay687 Senior member

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    Question about BB Milanos... is the waist true to size? Because I'm worried the 30s (smallest size) will be too large if they are any bigger than even 31" at the waist. I hate vanity sizing. It's ridiculous. But because J.Crew goes down to 28" (although Urban Slims are only 30.25" at 28") they might work better if Milanos are more like 32" in waist.

    So, does anyone know how they run? I called and emailed, they don't have measurements, which is annoying...
     
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    bapelolol Senior member

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    BB Milanos fit TTS, J. Crew USF fit 1 size big
     
  7. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    I've bought urban slim at the retail store.

    +1
     
  8. Jay687

    Jay687 Senior member

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    BB Milanos fit TTS, J. Crew USF fit 1 size big

    Thanks. I'm gonna grab the USF at 28" now. Then head to a BB store and compare.

    I dunno my exact inseam size, would you guys suggest going a bit long or just unhemmed? I would assume a bit long would serve exact purpose as unhemmed (get them hemmed by tailor) and make it easier too compare against the BB Milanos. Since assuming I cannot go get them hemmed and still return to J.Crew.

    Also, never had pants rehemmed. If I go no cuffs (minimal stitching), there will be no signs of thread holes, right?
     
  9. kgmessier

    kgmessier Senior member

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    So, does anyone know how they run? I called and emailed, they don't have measurements, which is annoying...
    What's even more annoying is that the sales associate wouldn't put you on hold for a minute, grab a cloth tape, and measure a damned pair for you. How much effort does that take? If said SA is with a customer, he could have grabbed your phone number and called you back. - Keith
     
  10. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Also, forum affiliate Epaulet just released a pair of chinos today, might be a bit slimmer than jcrew's offerings. I'm going to order a pair: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...British/Detail

    I would like to see other fit pics, but those look too slim in the pics they are providing. Legs are ok, but the area around his butt is too tight.
     
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    Today I went to compare the J.Crew USF to the BB Milano after confirming that they both had each in the store. It turned out that J.Crew did not have any USF in store (even though they told me that they did). I did try on some of their other pants and confirmed that my size was 30x30. I then went to Brooks Brothers to try on the Milano. BB has true sizing so I had to go with the 31x30. Ultimately, I decided that Brooks Brother Milano (though more expensive after the J.Crew college discount) was the better deal for me. I was particularly impressed by the stitching on the Milano compared to J.Crew's pants. I am always cautious about the area right under the bottom of the zipper. On cheaper pants, something weird always happens in this area, such as not sitting flat or stitches showing through. The BB Milano were very flat in this area and the stitching was even and consistent. I will admit that the J.Crew pants have a better color selection and are more stylized with wear, but are very casual. The wear is acceptable, but I particularly hate the wrinkled look across the top of the pants near the belt line, even though it would often be covered up with a belt. The Milano walks the line between casual and formal, which I prefer because it gives me more flexibility. The fabric on the Milano is thicker, which I find more comfortable and better looking. The lines on the Milano are all clean and smooth, which looks excellent. I am not crazy about the crease from pressing on the Milano, but I will let that wear out because I will be wearing them mostly in casual settings. The sizing on the Milano was perfect for me, but that's a more personal consideration. Plus it's great that they stock them in stores so you can actually know what you are getting, instead of ordering them online.
    I will see how the Milano holds up over time, but right now I am pretty sold on them.

    I also bought an interesting check pattern Extra Slim Shirt from BB. I really like the fit and look on that.
     
  12. gillatine

    gillatine New Member

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    agreed^ the j.crew urban slim is pretty wide still in the thigh and tapers a lot, you can see in the photo. This actually works real well for me, because lifting has widened my upper leg a lot. I'm about 99% positive the urban is available online only, so no you shouldn't find it in any stores. No experience with the BB.
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    hey fellow chino lovers! this is my first post here on styleforum..I wanted to ask you flyguy about the urban slim sizing because I am tall with bigger thighs too. Did you, or do you recommend buying a size up in these pants because of this??
     
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    I wouldn't recommend the Jcrew Urban if you're looking for a slim fit. It's very wide at the thighs and not a fan of the "taper"
     
  14. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    I wouldn't recommend the Jcrew Urban if you're looking for a slim fit. It's very wide at the thighs and not a fan of the "taper"

    The Milano is not much better. Both are shit.
     
  15. clarence_y

    clarence_y Well-Known Member

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    The Milano is not much better. Both are shit.

    It's slightly amusing that right below that statement you have a for sale ad for both pants. [​IMG]
     

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