Thursday, March 31, 2011
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.