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Slim fitting chinos suitable for business casual settings?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by heidegger, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. heidegger

    heidegger Well-Known Member

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    Looking for slim fitting chinos suitable for a business casual environment. I don't really like the fit of Brooks Brothers Milano and Dockers Alpha is too casual.
     
  2. sportin_life

    sportin_life Senior member

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    I prefer BB Milanos (what's wrong with the fit?), Incotex (slim, low rise), and/or Bonobos (this brand isn't that well liked on these forums, but has a good fit --- quality is just decent though).
     
  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I'm curious about this, too. What about the milano fit don't you like? Just curious.
     
  4. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    love my bb milanos, although I'd admit I wouldn't mind a bit more rise.
     
  5. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    The rise is low on the milanos, and the fly is almost unusable it's so small. They also do weird things to my hips, specifically making them look prepared for birthing.
     
  6. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    wear them below the waist
     
  7. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    that can have a tendency to look goofy with a sportcoat
     
  8. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    that is how slim fit low rise pants are suppose to be worn
     
  9. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    ok, and I'm telling you that this doesn't look real good with a sportcoat.
     
  10. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    then don't attempt to wear slim fit pants
     
  11. bwp

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    I wear the JCrew Bowery in classic fit, just size down for a slimmer fit and let the waist out if need be. You may also want to look at the Epaulet Walt trousers, almost the same fit as JCrew's classic fit but with a slightly narrower thigh.
     
  12. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    But he asked only for a slim fit, not necessarily a low rise. Unless I missed it
     
  13. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    I am a real skinny guy, and I don't find my BB Milanos especially slim. I prefer cut on my Gap Tailored Slim Fit chinos. The rise isn't much higher though.

    So, I suppose no one makes slim chinos that sit on the natural waist. Is this just a matter of fashion, or is the kind of proportion that can never look good? :serious questions:
     
  14. coop86

    coop86 Senior member

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    Bill's Khakis M3 fit. I also wear J Crew's normal fit khakis but I believe they have a slimmer fit option as well.
     
  15. cioni2k

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    Mabitex Cotton Trousers/Chinos (Good luck finding them anymore. Try Daffy's if they have any stock left).

    Incotex

    J Crew Chinos in 484 Slim Fit or Urban Slim Fit
     
  16. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    Epaulet (10.5") and Sid Mashburn (a bit more, maybe 11") both do midrise, slim fit. They're $$ though
     
  17. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    i have a pair of RL chinos called teh GI fit. Havent been able to find them again though. i love the fit. just a tad bigger than milanos.
     
  18. jrd617

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    I'm pretty sure I have some of the last pairs ever in the B&S :D
     
  19. az64q

    az64q Well-Known Member

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    I'm in a similar situation, and need some slim-fitting chinos that can be used for multiple occasions. I might have to try the BB Milano.

    What's the "Khaki" color like? I'm looking for something a little more golden than beige. On the BB website, the "British Tan" is too brown and dark, and the "Khaki" seems too light and beige. I came across these Vintage Milano's that are also "khaki" and I really like this shade/color. I'm wondering if this is the same color khaki as what BB is currently selling.

    Is this Milano Vintage the same as the regular Milano or different?

    http://www.parkandbond.com/product/86711467

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    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012
  20. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    My BB Milanos are more golden then beige, and not so dark. Can't name the color because I bought them in the store. However, I just took a look at the website, and I think what I have is probably "British Tan."

    Thanks for pointing me to Sid Mashburn and Epaulet. I'll check 'em out!
     

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