Finding special fabrics for our chinos has become a bit of an obsession lately. We have an exciting set of new fabrics we discovered in Japan and today we have an absolute beauty for you: The Japan Herringbone Chinos.
We get to see so much amazing fabric that our biggest challenge is actually narrowing down our options. This one asserted itself strongly through a perfect combination of weave, feel and color. The result is a special chino that's freshly different and feels absolutely stellar on. The herringbone weave defines the look of these chinos. What's nice is that from a distance you just detect a subtle texture running through the surface. It immediately sets these pants apart without being loud. As you get closer you see the classic herringbone pattern in greater detail and the full amount of character it adds to the pants. There is a depth and complexity to the surface. To us it lends a nice touch of vintage formality to these pants. Next comes the feel. Our favorite fabrics are those that manage to combine real heft with softness. That's exactly what this fabric does. At 10 ounces this is a substantial fabric and the dense weave makes it feel even sturdier. There is a true suppleness to this fabric that makes that weight feel good on. Finally, this version has a navy base that's slightly aged to give it a vintage vibe.
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.