Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dockers D3





In the never-ending quest for decent chinos I bought a couple pairs of Dockers D3.

They are comparable in fit to Bill's M2 model — in 36 x 29, after washing in cold water and drying 15 minutes on low heat, they shrank a little, to a 18.5 x 2 = 37 inch waist (so vanity sizing is in play here), 12-inch rise, 28 inch inseam, leg opening at the bottom 9.75 inches, which might be a deal-breaker for some. I have a shot with a loafer above — the pants leg doesn't appear to overwhelm the shoe, but that's at least partially a function of the short leg.

The pants have a non-alterable waistband, a stupid slogan and two mysterious orange loops.
The fabric is fairly hefty. I won't even try to wear these in dressy situations, these are casual or knockaround pants.

I like them because the rise is long enough that they're not hip-huggers but the cut in the back is such that I don't have a lot of extra fabric billowing around.

Grade: B

5 comments:

trip said...

You think the khakis and pajama shirt trend will catch on?

Patrick said...

Only if I add a pocket square

Charles said...

What is the deal with the loops? My Orvis khakis have them also.

flyingdiamond said...

The loops are called 'locker loops' so you can hang them up in a locker to prevent wrinkles.

flyingdiamond said...

The loops are called 'locker loops' so you can hang them up in a locker to prevent wrinkles.