Meet the Gustin Chambray Chino: our classic chino fit sewn up in drop-dead gorgeous, hugely textured Japanese chambray. This is a first for us and it seems to be a match made in heaven. Due to fabric availability, these styles may never be run again.
We’ve been hunting for a suitable bottom weight chambray almost since the launch our chinos three years ago. We’ve used some absolutely beautiful versions for our button-up shirts, but never quite hit on a style that had enough heft to be used in a chino. Two weeks ago that changed. One of our favorite denim mills in Japan sent us a package. In it was some of the heaviest, most luscious chambray we’d seen. Sewing up samples confirmed everything for us . . . we’d found our perfect chambray chino.
The feel, the look, and the color are all nailed with this chambray. This fabric really entertains all your senses. When you touch them, the substance in this fabric instantly comes through. The 10 ounce weight, the density, the plushness - it’s what quality fabric should feel like. That translates into a great chino to wear. Solid and comfortable. Flowing enough to conform to your body yet sturdy enough to convey a sense of durability. When you first see these chinos you notice the beautiful grain. This is always what we loved about chambrays. That color on white composition totally differentiates it from a standard twill and the larger, slubby yarns in this style really bring out that grainy texture. It’s irregular, cross-hatched and just gives the chinos great depth of character. Finally the color comes in - a brighter khaki with subtle yellow tints make this classic color a bit more lively. The white contrasting yarns add a sense of life and variation. These are special chinos.
By now, you know we’re obsessed with construction and our Chino is no exception. We approach this garment considering it to be a tailored pant. The waist band is fully curtained using a beautiful, slubby, indigo chambray fabric and a red center stitch. This produces a totally clean finished upper. We also clean finish the fly and seat seams with indigo chambray binding. The fly is secured with custom shaped and engraved Corozo buttons. Belt loops are hand folded, tucked on the bottom and top waistband for added strength. They are also made in a slightly narrower width as compared to our denim to give the pant a more refined look. Traditional slash pockets are on the front, bar tacked on top and bottom. The back pockets are intricately constructed welt pockets also secured with our custom Corozo buttons. Both inseam and outseam use a busted seam for less bulk. This is construction done the right way throughout.
We started from the ground up on fit to create both our slim and straight styles. As with our denim, we like a classic look but with an updated fit. Our slim sits lower on the waist and is well tailored through the thigh down to the cuff. It’s not extreme, but definitely a modern, tailored fit. Our straight is designed to sit a bit higher on the waist and is more relaxed in the thigh to the cuff. If you like our slim denim, go with the slim khaki. If you like our straight denim, go with our straight khaki.
This is the same style and quality that was sold in boutiques all over the country for $205+.
Choose either our Straight fit or Slim fit. More details available on our fit guide.