Milano Advantage Chinos®
As pretty much everyone seems to agree, fit is great for slim guys. No complaints about quality either. The one thing that will keep me from buying them again is the uber-crease. They come with sharp crease that you will not be able to get rid of no matter what. A crease that says: "I want to be casual, but I just can't". It's so sharp you feel like you're wearing pleated pants despite them being nominally flat front.
PLEA TO BB: No one creases chinos any more. No one. And they shouldn't - it entirely defeats the purpose of the chino. I swear these will still be welcome at work if you don't crease them. If someone needs a crease, they can add it themselves. So PLEASE refrain from ironing them into oblivion before sending them out of the factory, and I will come back and buy multiple pairs in each color.
August 8, 2011
Great, except for one thing...
Let me start by saying that these are great pants. They fit slim individuals well and they are very comfortable. But there is one feature that makes me hesitate ever purchasing these again.
The tab closure. These pants close using two buttons at the waist instead of one: one on the inside, one on the outside. In almost all situations this is no problem at all, except for one: it makes it extremely awkward to use the bathroom.
I'm sorry if I sound crass, but it truly is a practical problem. When wearing these pants, it is practically impossible to simply unzip the fly and do your business; the inside button essentially seals the opening shut. Leaving the inside button undone doesn't solve the problem; you run the risk of the tab which is supposed to be fastened to the inside button, um, shall we say, protruding. The only solution I've discovered is simply undoing the front of the pants entirely, which is not only time consuming and awkward but very cumbersome if you're wearing a belt.
Again, I'm sorry if I sound crass, but as far as I'm concerned these pants are wonderful stylistically but utterly fail in executing a basic fundamental of men's pants. If they sold this exact same cut with a simple, one-button closure, I wouldn't hesitate at all in buying it.
August 2, 2011
The Milano Abides
What else can you say? The milano pant fits well, is comfortable, and looks great. A true slim fit, it's the fit I swear by.
July 15, 2011
Nice update to a classic
Love the updated fit and softer hand of the fabric in these pants.
July 14, 2011