Let’s be honest: the versatility of a well-fitting pair of chinos can’t be emphasized enough—and that goes for guys who are into style as well as for guys who are more interested in quality staples that simply get the job done. In this case, the Taylor Stitch Standard Issue Chino answers for both, and does it better than any other out there (seriously, read on for more).
In many ways, the Standard Issue Chino is at the heart of the brand’s mission to make timeless, long-lasting everyday essentials. And much like the brand itself, their Chino has evolved into a garment worthy of a steady, loyal following, with its praises sung on menswear sites like Styleforum and Reddit and found all over on guys wanting well-fitting, stylish pieces for any and every occasion—outdoors, indoors, night, day, work, or play.
The much-loved pant comes in five versatile colors—Khaki, Navy, Olive, Ash and Light Stone. And luckily for fans of the brand, Taylor Stitch just introduced yet another reliable color to its lineup—a crisp British Khaki. The new color — which should work with everything from an indigo pocket tee to a crisp chambray shirt — is available right now for pre-funding in the brand’s Workshop at just under 80 bucks, a tremendous price given the quality.
The fit of the chinos, for one, covers a broad spectrum, with both a tailored and slightly-tapered Slim fit as well as a roomier, yet still-crisp Democratic fit (for the guy with a penchant for squats). Factor in the classic mid-rise that’s high enough to keep your shirt tucked when it needs to be, but low enough to keep you from looking like you belong in another decade, and you’ve already got the makings of a winner.
The Standard Issue Chinos comes with details like a YKK shank and brass zipper, and the clean finish on every seam and attention to detail at commonly overlooked places (such as bar tacks on high stress areas like the belt loops and pockets) is some of the best craftsmanship one can find in any chino on the market.
Fabric-wise, the TS team took months to develop the fabric in cahoots with a special mill in Spain. The result? A tough mercerized twill, brushed for softness that you can actually feel, and with comfort second-to-none.
Even those who have a pair of the brand’s chinos or denim would do well to pick up another pair. Take it from Taylor Stitch CEO & co-Founder Mike Maher:
“I love our denim. I love the way they form to your body and the wear marks become a reflection of your daily life. Then came along our chinos. They’re buttery soft yet built sturdy like our denim. Between the two fits, I have never heard a guy complain about them not working for him. Do I wear our chinos more than our denim these days? I’d say so.”
Grab a pair or three now at Taylor Stitch.