Bonobos Flannel-Lined Chinos Review

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Weekly Theme: Fall Dinner Party

As we get further into Fall, warm garments that also look great will be a common combo you’ll see from us. These flannel lined chinos from Bonobos are exactly that. The flannel lining is super soft and warm without adding a tone of extra thickness to the pants, meaning they aren’t as bulky as you’d expect, and they still breathe. These in bonobos’ “wine” color are great for any Fall dinner or evening adventure, just make sure to pair them with something in a lighter color to not look like a ball of darkness.

Available on Bonobos.com for $128

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Everlane Midweight Slim Chino Review

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Khaki-colored chinos are an all-season kind of wear, but these khakis are a little darker than the normal office style, making them perfect for Fall. These midweight slim chinos from Everlane are a great jean alternative as they are thicker than your light summer pants, but also aren’t super thick or lined with flannel, making them cozy yet breathable. The slim leg gives you a more modern fit, and the slanted pockets make them seem a little more formal. Snag a pair of these and wear them with almost any top, but we suggest a blue chambray button down, or olive sweater for a really nice look.

Available on Everlane.com for $68

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Mr. P Grey Worsted Wool Trousers Review

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For those more formal nights out in the Fall, these wool trousers from Mr. Porter are perfect. They have a plain front, and are lined with viscose meaning they will be warm and soft against your trunks. Feel free to wear these at work and afterward at the weekly Autumnal festival or beer garden soiree you may be attending. Pair it with a crisp button down shirt and a dark green sport coat for a look you can’t go wrong with.

Available on mrporter.com for $225

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DSTLD Men's Skinny Selvedge Chino Pants in Charcoal Review

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We've reviewed these before in the goods, but DSTLD has come out with another color: charcoal, and they look awesome. These paired with the Nike Huaraches we posted yesterday look killer together. These selvedge chinos are a little thicker than your cheap J.crew, or Banana chinos, but they will last longer. Just be sure to order a pair you can cuff at the bottom to show of the selvedge detail, that's the crucial selling point in these. That self-edged fabric flair is the tall tale sign of quality for pants, so show the people "in the know" that you're in the club too.

Available on DSTLD.com for $95

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Mission Workshop's The Division Chinos

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If it's going to be raining, warmer than 76 degrees outside, and you are going to be out in it, a stretchy pair of pants the breathe and are water repellant is exactly what you need. The good news is Mission Workshop has designed, and makes, just that in its Division chinos. 4-way stretch, an extra zip pocket, and made in the U.S., these are perfect pant for getting around town when the sky seems to be leaking. 

Available on missionworkshop.com for $225

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Boden Lightweight Chinos

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Warmer temps are creepin around, so be prepared with some summer-weight chinos, like these from Boden. If you are a guy who wears shorts to dinner or nights out in the summer because jeans are too hot or your chinos are too thick, then we implore you to check these out as they will keep you cool, while pulling off a more polished aesthetic. Plus they good when dressed down with a t-shirt or up with a lightweight buttondown. Definitely an item to pack on your beach trip this year.

Also, we have a discount code for 10% off: T2Y5

Available on BodenUSA.com for $80 

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Bonobos Summer Weight Chinos

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These are not your Dad's chinos. These chinos are designed to be ultra light and, should you select the slim or tailored fit, your legs won't go swimming in them like the business casual patriarchs of yesteryear.  They are the perfect bottom for nicer, outdoor occasions during the warmer months, great for the tee box, and they go well with your buddy's yacht and a fitted Polo. So if you have to cover up those chiseled calves you perfected over the winter months, you might as well do your best to not cause any unneeded lower body sweat and put on pants that are as thin as possible. 

Available on Bonobos.com for $98

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Brave Star Selvage Tapered Chinos

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If you are fan of raw selvedge denim like we are, then these chinos will be right up your alley. Not your typical J.Crew workday chinos, these are made from 9oz army-issue selvedge twill, meaning they are fairly light and durable, and will last longer than your normal chinos. They have a more extreme taper from the knee down, perfect for the guys that need a little room in the thighs but like to have a slimmer silhouette around the calves and ankle. These are also complete with loads of detail, from the button fly and flap pockets, to the selvedge (or salvage) detail along the coin pocket and inner leg seam, these are truly a unique pair of chinos you won't find at your larger fashion houses... yet.

Available on BraveStarSelvage.com for $89 

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Bonobos Navy Summer Weight Stretch Chinos

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Normally we'd be giving you plenty of thicker-lined pants options for October, but the heat has stuck around for most of the continental US, so why not give you some lightweight chinos you can rock for another 6 weeks. These chinos are durable, stretchy, and super comfortable. The ones we have in our closets are easily daily wearers and with a quick iron they look just as good as any semi-formal pant in your closet; perfect for work, running errands, and play. We suggest you get the tailored fit if you are looking for a skinnier profile, though if you are thick in the trunks the slim cut should do the trick. Right now, these bad boys are on final sale, so snag a pair before they are gone!

Available on sale at bonobos.com for $68 (on sale from $98)

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Scotch & Soda Mott Stretch Super Slim Chinos

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Feel like making a statement but don't have the right piece to do it? Consider your problem solved. These Mott Chinos scream "I'm edgy and it's fall!" which is perfect for the guy looking to make an impression when you enter the local Biergarten or adult bowling alley. These super slim chinos are 98% cotton and 2% elastane meaning they will breathe a bit and stretch where you need it so the slim cut doesn't impede movement. The dark brown, intricate diamond pattern is sure to be unique in almost any room you enter, making you even more so. These pants will be fairly tight and come in longer leg sizes, so those with larger thighs or shorter legs will experience an interesting fit. As a side note, the belt comes with it! We suggest you wear these with a solid dark green t-shirt or a white t-shirt with a dark blue bomber jacket.

Available on scotchandsoda.com for $125

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Everlane Straight Fit Pant

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Everlane's pants are usually a slimmer fit, but guys with tree trunks for legs found that even with the elastane integrated into the cotton, they were still just too tight of a cut. So, Everlane came out with these, a straight-leg version of their classic chino-style pant. They are also 98% cotton and 2% elastane like their slimmer predecessors and fall nicely on gents with thicker legs and butt.

One thing to note when buying online, the lengths lay a bit longer than they say (by about 2 inches) so if you a 30/32, you might want to go for a 30/30 instead. Also, a cool thing about Everlane, if you scroll to the bottom of their individual product pages you can see how much each product costs to make vs. how much they charge you for them... transparency = pretty cool.

Available on Everlane.com for $68

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Bonobos Weekday Warrior Chinos

A good chino is another closet staple that every gent should be grabbing from his closet on a weekly basis. Not meant just for your workday, these chinos are a great bottom for your nights out, and brunching hard on your Sundays. If you are a perennial jean wearer on the weekends, try throwing on some chinos like these from Bonobos to mix it up, polish your look a little, see how good you feel, and see who else notices.

Available on Nordstrom.com for $98

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