Banana Republic Boot Cut Washed Chino – $49.50
Most guys hate wearing dress pants for the same reason. They feel like crap against our skin. Thin, scratchy fabric, that flimsy metal hook closure, ugly as all hell pleats, and those tiny belt loops are all too reminiscent of the same pants our parents made is get into every Sunday for Church when we were kids.
Banana Republic’s Boot Cut Washed Chino has none of those usual dress pant draw-backs, yet it still looks good enough for the office.
The cotton fabric is good and thick and moves with you. The shape of the legs are a trim but still roomy enough boot-cut. They’re flat front, and the fly closes with a metal zipper and decent sized button. The feel they deliver is as close to wearing jeans as you can get, without actually putting on denim.
Dress a pair up with a well tailored blazer, shirt, and subdued tie, and you’ll look better than your sales manager in his ill fitting off the rack Men’s Warehouse Special.