Banana Republic Core Temp Chinos – $100 ($60 if/when 40% off)
Looks like I’ve found my new favorite pair of pants.
Constructed from a 55% cotton, 39% polyester, 6% spandex blend, they seem to be the perfect mid-point between a standard all-cotton chino, and a “swish swish”sounding 100% poly tech pant.
Yes that’s in bold on purpose. It’s worth highlighting. They’re rare, and they feel that good.
Size shown is a 34×30 on 5’10” / 195
These don’t make that “swish swish” sound when you walk, and they also don’t feel like you’re wearing a garbage bag. They’re smooth, a bit slick, and super stretchy. They breathe extremely well and feel lightweight yet not flimsy. They’re much, much lighter in weight compared to their Rapid Movement chinos. Care is easy too. Machine wash, tumble dry.
Flexible and then some.
The drawbacks are few. So far they only come in the slim fit. That’s not the best if you’re someone who has thunder thighs and a badonkadonk. If you do, prepare yourself for pocket “ears” or flare, as the backside struggles to fit to your arse. But even so, they’ll be weirdly comfortable thanks to the whopping 6% spandex that’s been woven in.
Colors come and go by season, but there’s usually a gray, blue, olive, and yes… khaki.
(The slightly darker gray shown in the in-person shots in this post is sold out at present.)
They can sometimes be excluded from codes and promos, but they’ll go on sale during friends and family events and some other big promotions. Keep an eye out and you can get them for $70 or $60.
Newsworthy for those of us that like stretch and good ventilation.
Many are gonna see these as more than just an interesting new addition to Banana Republic’s already well developed stable of chinos. They’re a game changer.
Make them in more fits and all the colors you can BR. Please.
Just wish they came in athletic tapered. Had to size up in the waist here for my thunder thighs,
and thus, a bit of extra fabric here and there. But slim fit fans should be just fine.