Burly and beautiful. That's the best way to describe our new Military Corduroy Chinos. They're the heaviest styles we've ever run at 14 ounces and they have the looks to match. This is the type of fabric that really demonstrates how Japan continues to do things differently and impressively.
You know we love big weight selvedge denim. It's an experience unlike anything else. You almost have a feeling of invincibility when you put on a really heavy pair of denim. We wondered what the equivalent might be on the chino side and we found an absolute beauty for you. There were a few things that really stood out for us on this fabric:
Big Weight - this is the heaviest chino fabric we've run at 14 ounces. It has the most dense feel of almost any fabric we've felt, even more so than some selvedge denim that's much heavier. In fact, the mill in Japan was specifically trying to replicate a vintage military feel - something incredibly tough and long lasting. What's nice is that unlike a super-heavy denim, this fabric remains wearable. You absolutely feel the weight and durability, but you can still enjoy wearing them right away.
The Weave - it's not your average twill. It's actually a bedford corduroy. We've come to really appreciate this style. We think of it as a more subtle corduroy. You still get a totally new look from the vertical channels running up the fabric surface, but they are much more subtle. The weave lends these pants an almost engineered look that fits well with their substantial feel.
Color - think of them as classics, tweaked just enough to make them fresh. This version is absolutely the most intense, inky and dark blue we've found.
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.