Banana Republic Straight Fit 5-Pocket Pant – $41.70 w/ BRHAPPY ($69.50)
UPDATE: Thanks to John S. in the comments who pointed out that the pants shown here, last season’s model, aren’t quite the same as this season’s. Well hell. That (potentially) stinks. Will have to do a field trip. Sorry ’bout that.
Greatest ever? Hyperbole? Not from where I sit, with my rear currently covered by these pants.
They made the all-star list, picked up an A- grade during the pants palooza, and were out of stock for the longest time. They’re back in stock, but have been carrying a nasty full price tag of almost seventy bucks. It seems like the GAP inc brands are always on sale, making 20% off so-so, 30% quite good, and 40% off is actually getting real close to the employee discount.
They’re the best of all worlds for those of us who’d live in our 501s if we could. The fabric is sturdier than a standard chino but it’s no where near as heavy as denim. Don’t be freaked out by the word “canvas” either. They move incredibly well, are plenty soft, and can easily be dressed up a bit even with their rear patch pockets.
The straight fits are close to a 501 in rise and leg room while the slim fits are allegedly VERY slim. The natural stone color has just enough cream and chalk tones in it to keep them far away from stark white, but they’re super light compared to a standard khaki. Last season they ran a little long in length, but they do return for free in-store.
Blazer ready for sure. Try them with an INC ultra light, pale blue shirt, and loafers. Been living in that combination myself during this hot summer. Add a black and white striped knit tie if you’re headed out somewhere fancy. A field test of that getup drew 3 compliments in a few hours. Should work for awhile into fall if you’re willing to break the no white after labor day rule. Go with a dark v-neck up top over a gingham, chambray, or tattersall shirt.
Let’s make a list. If not these, what’s your own favorite pair of non-denim pants? Leave your pick and why below.
The 40% off pants code BRHAPPY only works between 5p – 8p ET on 8/30/11