The moment we found this twill we knew we had something impressive on our hands. That's why we used it in our updated chino shorts this year, but it's also how we knew it would sew into the most comfortable chino pants we've ever made. Wearing them confirmed it for us and the value puts them over the top. Meet the new Superlight Chinos.
I make no attempt to hide the fact that denim is far and away the fabric I wear most. As a raw denim fan I'm not afraid of a rough break-in period. It's part of the denim game. However, I also can't hide that fact that when I put these chinos on I was speechless, in a very good way. I first tried them on the morning we were going out to take some photos of them for you. It was a hot day. The kind of day where I dread having to wear pants of any kind, let alone changing 20 times. I put on the Army Superlights and was blown away. It was the combination of intense softness from the brushed surface, the tightly woven construction, and the extra light five ounce weight. They just felt like air. I was instantly at ease. Movement was effortless, breathability was amazing. I had my new favorite summer pants. This version is a dark charcoal with just a subtle hit of blue.
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.