1. Fit - The chinos are just slim enough to not make them not look too fashionable, but at the same time have a much more modern fit then say, a pair of Dockers. I own a ton of pairs of so called "modern-fit" or "slim-fit" or "tailored" chinos, but Hickey really nailed it. Somewhere in between formal (a summer chino suit pant) and casual (classic officer's chino) exists this version from Hickey. The waist and length are just what I expected so no surprises from a pair of pants I did not try on before I purchased them.
2. Material - This may be the ultimate victory as far as Hickey's craft is concerned. They found the perfect cotton weight that will actually work year round. Substantial enough to feel like a pair of true chinos, but not too thick that they would be cumbersome on the deck of a sailboat come summer...one word: versatile.
3. Details (See pictures below) - There are some great lining features as well as a unique coin pocket, and internal buttoned pocket, a notch in the back of the waist, red accented zipper and a great hem.
Sartorially Inclined recommends these to anyone looking for that new great pair of chinos. I truly believe I am going to be wearing these to work and also out to the bar on Saturday night. The fact that they are on sale is all the more reason to drop some coin on a pair of pants that hits all the right notes. The perfect pair is out there, it just takes a little hard work to find...but, then again, that's where I come in...
[Notice the unique coin pocket and red accented zipper.]
[Cool internal button pocket and lining detail.]