Looking hopelessly for a certain kind of slim-fit chinos for the office
October 17, 2014 9:56 AM   Subscribe

So I'm having serious trouble finding what I thought was a totally common style of pants. What I want are men's slim fit chinos that A) do not "sit below the waist"/are not "low-rise," so you can actually tuck a dress shirt into them properly, AND B) don't have the permanent creases on the legs. I'm NOT talking about pleats: I'm talking about the permanent creases that run the entire front and back lengths of the leg, which give the pants kind of a pointy look to them (it's dressier). I've found pants that satisfy A but not B, and pants that satisfy B but not A. Thanks everyone.

Here's where I've looked so far:

J Crew
Jos. A Bank
Banana Republic
L.L. Bean
Brooks Brothers
posted by frankly mister to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Aiden Slim-Fit Chino from Banana Republic. Flat front, sits at waist, no creases on the legs.

Like that?
posted by erst at 9:59 AM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

Uniqlo has a slim-fit chino that seems to fit the bill.
posted by bedhead at 10:01 AM on October 17, 2014 [3 favorites]

Try Bonobos.
posted by The Michael The at 10:06 AM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

The crease down the middle is not necessarily permanent so check on that too. It may go away after the first wash.
posted by Dragonness at 10:15 AM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

Both Urban Outfitters American and UK sites have a selection of Men's chinos such as this one. I found really nice classic women's chinos there. Chinos are hard to find. Oh, though I don't know if any would be slim fit enough for you.
posted by Blitz at 10:26 AM on October 17, 2014

I am currently wearing uniqlo chinos that I just got in the mail earlier this week and they satisfy your requirements exactly.

Plus they are very comfy material.
posted by entropone at 10:34 AM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

Check out Style Girlfriend. She's speaking here about colored chinos but they come in all sorts of colors so don't let that slow you down.
posted by firetruckred at 10:37 AM on October 17, 2014

Yep, Aidan chinos from Banana Republic satisfy all your criteria. I'm wearing them now!
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:44 AM on October 17, 2014

Seconding bonobos.

Also, the levi 511 slacks fit correctly at the waist and don't have the creases. Some of my favorite pants actually.
posted by emptythought at 11:07 AM on October 17, 2014

H&M button fly chinos have a high rise. Not super dressy - they have jeans rivots and 5 pockets. But good enough for my office anyway.
posted by rebent at 11:25 AM on October 17, 2014

Actually, now that I've thought about it some more, check out UNIS and Epaulet.
posted by The Michael The at 11:30 AM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

The Dockers Alphas are pretty much this, although the pant has a thicker texture that's almost a denim/chino hybrid.
posted by JauntyFedora at 11:45 AM on October 17, 2014

This exact set of criteria is why Bonobos made every pair of chinos I still own.
posted by Tomorrowful at 12:07 PM on October 17, 2014

FWIW, I have a couple pair of the J. Crew "Urban Slim" trousers and would not have said they sit below the waist before looking them up. I wear them to work with dress shirts/ties all the time, and have never had a problem tucking shirts in.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 1:17 PM on October 17, 2014

Uniqlo's slim fit chinos are my favorite pants I own.
posted by ghostpony at 1:30 PM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

I've been wearing casual chinos made by a company called blue and sold by men's wearhouse for the past year that sound like they fit the bill. They're normally $70 but I've gotten them b1g1 the last two times (including just two weeks ago).
posted by noloveforned at 11:16 AM on October 18, 2014

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