They are pretty baggy in the thigh, linen feels meh and they are kinda thick which is what I wouldn't want in linen clothing. Fabric has aged very well and they are incredibly soft, that's the best part of these. It really depends on your leg size, I think. Pretty good fit, pretty poor quality.
The pair I wear a lot has a tear in the back, but I don't notice it with a belt or even while walking. The navy pair is tighter in the waist for some reason. I sized down one for both. While the charcoal ones felt comfortable, the navy one seemed to shrink in the waist during a wash and it oddly cuts into me.
They often has coupons though. I'm still debating how much I like them and if I'll simply return the pair and buy from another brand, if possible, or just get new pairs.
I'll probably ask them to measure the pants waist if I do, to determine if I size down again or not apparently there are some quality control issues. I do like these pants, however. Milano Garment-Dyed - This was a bit disappointing. It's their slimmest fit It's very tight in the thighs and seat, but kind of billowy around the leg. They should definitely consider a style with more taper in the future. Any of their other fits would be unwearably baggy for me. The less extreme taper makes ironing in creases a lot easier here, though.
They look a lot slimmer on the site than they are in actuality, at least in my size These top the quality list, for what I've tried. They're not as soft, but the fabric definitely feels nicer. The stitching is great, and the pockets are lined with REAL seersucker, great in the summer.
I got white, and it seems to wash out well, which is great. These are just very good chinos, fit aside There are sales sometimes, so look for that. But I'd say try them on. If you like the fit, and can afford them, they're worth it to me. Alpha - I often hear the fit of these pants compared to Levi's , but I'd say these are a bit slimmer in the thigh and slightly less taper. If you aren't familiar with the fit, that's a little bit above average for slim pants, that is in the thigh and a regular taper.
D3 - also called the "relaxed fit" are just huge, billowy pants for old people. D2 - Normal Dockers, very large, with no taper. They're basically for people who want straight fit khakis. D1 - much more tapered and are pretty good. I'd say they're much more akin to the other pants mentioned in the post.
D0 - somewhat uncommon as far as I know and they are closest to what the others are like. These pants aren't made of typical chino fabric. They are more like denim in terms of construction. That said, the fabric feels very substantial and I have been wearing a pair for well over a year that still looks great. Don't buy these at retail because you can find them on amazon, urban outfitters, or nordstrom on sale for thirty bucks.
Would very much recommend these. You probably saw this one coming I talked extensively about the chinos from Express over in my other thread, so I'll keep it brief here. Pretty good fit, pretty poor quality. More in my Express thread. The ones I've used are the Photographer fit, for reference. Newport - This is probably my favorite chino fit of what I've tried The taper is a bit less extreme, but there's more room in the thigh and seat than the J Crew Still a bit hard to crease, because of the taper.
Quality The fabric feels pretty similar in quality to J Crew, but is even softer. Makes me a bit concerned for how well it will stand up, because the softest fabrics often don't hold up to wear and tear as well, but I haven't seen any trouble yet.
Stitching seems pretty good for the most part, though the smaller interior pocket is starting to come off There's faux seersucker lining the pockets, which looks interesting. Though I would say to look around for sales at other places first before jumping in. Slim Lived-in chino - a surprisingly good fit. I have thighs a bit on the larger side though not huge and they are perfect in the thighs with a pretty good taper. Quality is a lot higher than expected. I wore these chinos around three times a week or more for probably 8 months to a year and I'm still wearing them regularly.
Fabric has aged very well and they are incredibly soft, that's the best part of these. The crotch is starting to blow out, but they have done more than I could have asked for. You can find them for 30 easily.
In my opinion, probably the best chino you are gonna get for the price besides dockers alpha, given that they fit. The second pair of chinos I owned were fit from J Crew. I also tried the urban slim, but found them not as slim as I'd like.
If you like a looser fit, then give those a shot. They're gonna be slim around the ankle It's a nice cut, for sure. Definitely the slimmest I own. I'll add that I like to iron a crease into my chinos from time to time Well, this is a step above Express, that's for sure. It's a soft, comfy fabric that doesn't wrinkle TOO easily and is comfy to wear.
Stains wash out well. I got mine on sale I'd advise you do the same. If you like the fit and need chinos now, go for it, but I'd wait for some sort of discount. ANY discount, though, and I'd say pull the trigger. Canvas Comer Slim - Comparable to Levis Significantly slimmer throughout than Alphas, especially in the thigh. At 5'11", lbs I completely fill out the top block of a 30x Very dense fabric, to the point where it feels like I'm wearing a tarp during the summer. While LEC changes their fabric frequently, the pair I bought last fall and wore twice a week for about seven months held up perfectly fine, minus some general discoloration that seemed to subside after the first few washes.
Buttons are stitched on well. LEC is notorious for not using actual product shots on their website, so beware of color differences. Free returns to any Sears, so low risk overall. Gio - Fit slim but not too skinny. I thought I'd be a candidate for the skinny gios at 6'4 and lbs, but in retrospect they'd have been much too tight. Inseam length at 35" is perfect for anyone 6'5" and shorter with a hem. The fit pics on the site are very close to what they look like irl. Quality is good for the price.
Fabric is very nice, just feels sorta soft but still has a little starchiness like you want for good cuffing. Buttons are nice and feel very securely attached, and the hidden second waist button is a nice touch. Slim fit - Surprisingly vanity sized, by about 2. Gives below-waist a carrot shape.
Uses 10oz lightweight duck canvas that goes through multiple washes. I've only owned these for about two weeks but they've held up fine through the wears since.
Surprisingly, even at this price point there seems to be some sizing discrepancies between pairs. One of the pairs I own tapers less than the other two, and is much fuller in the top block despite being the same size and style. Additionally, a reviewer on Styleforum suggested their tWiD denim had stitching issues which I didn't experience.
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We've hit the max length, so I'll be continuing on in this comment Also, they aren't labelled as slim chinos. I think on the site they're called "Levi's Chino Pants" and I don't know if they're still available or not. One Fit - They fit like this. So I returned them for a pair that were 28x30 and now they are pretty slim.
Had no issues so far. They've held up well. No stretching, fading, tearing, fraying, etc. Owned for about 3 months.
Fabric is comfortable and average. Look out for styles with contemporary design details such as cropped cuts and contrasting side trims. In addition to an exceptional selection of suits, British retailer Reiss has also proved it can loosen up with a sleek assortment of chinos. It can take months, even years to acquire the perfect broken-in feel, but not with J. The all-American firm washes each pair of chinos for over minutes, resulting in unrivalled comfort from day dot.
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The fit is slim, with a mid to low rise and high quality details. These pants feature many of the same trademark details as the mainline, with construction that is much less refined. Pants are cut even slimmer, with lower rise and small embellishments on the back. Another Parisian label worth exploring, Officine Generale is an expert in updating the classic styles.
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