Our favorite Japanese herringbone, this time in a muted blue color that reminds us of vintage military wear.
Gustin Chinos made from cotton herringbone woven at one of the finest mills in Japan. We've had our eye on twill alternatives for our chinos for a while now. It has to be different, but still work as a great trouser fabric. This herringbone perfectly fits that mold. The weave really sets the fabric apart. It's a relatively narrow herringbone weave which gives it a finer appearance and creates a great sense of texture as compared to a standard twill. It's very densely woven, which makes it feel even heavier than its substantial 10 ounce weight would indicate. The shade is vintage. It's a faded blue that reminded us of old school union army colors. We haven't run anything like this color in our chinos yet. Overall, this is probably the best alternative to the traditional twill we've found yet.
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.