The first twill from Japan we ever used at Gustin and it's still one of the best.
Gustin Chinos made from cotton twill woven at one of the finest mills in Japan. We're obviously huge fans of Japanese selvedge denim so we are excited to work their twills into our chino line. This style uses a rich chocolate brown shade. What really drew us to this fabric was a special look to the color. It has more highs and lows in the yarn which gives the base shade a more unique look. It's not just a standard brown, but instead has a subtly aged look to it. The feel of this fabric really hits the sweet spot. It's dense enough at 9.4oz to feel substantial, but also has a super smooth and soft feel. Some fabrics have one distinguishing characteristic, either its weight, or color, or feel. This has it all. After hand inspecting hundreds of samples, we couldn't pass on this. To us, this fabric is proof enough that Japan cares as much about twills as it does selvedge denim. We're grabbing one of these for ourselves.
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.