the-popinjay asked: Hello, What do you think about Earl’s Stan Ray chinos? How is the rise? Where are they on the casual to dressy scale? Do they hold a crease? Far too many questions I know.
Excellent questions my friend. I really like Earl’s chinos for their cut, price and made in the USA bonafides. I’ll answer your questions in order.
- The rise is 12” so they rest on my natural waist, which I prefer.
- I would say that they lean towards the casual side of the scale. I wear them with tweed sport coats and navy blazers all the time but they might not stand up to a really sharp coat.
- I’m not sure about their crease holding ability. I wash my pairs at home but they could probably hold a crease if you ironed them. The cotton is sanforized but not chemically treated, which I love, so they tend to get looser and more rumpled between washes but tighten up after the dryer.
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