The perfectly fitted chinos your wardrobe is missing
We've all been there. A pair of pants fits... except it doesn't. Maybe the waist is just right but the thighs are too tight. Maybe they're exactly what you want from the knee up, but they get a little too breezy around the calves. For something that seems like it should be simple, there's no shortage of ways for things to go wrong.
You could hunt around for ages to find a cut that works for you. Or you could just let Spoke do the work for you. The London-based brand has hacked the traditional sizing system to make it a whole lot easier to find some great-fitting chinos. Here's why the brand's Hero chinos deserve a closer look.
They fit. Period.
With most pants, you're looking at two key measurements: waist and inseam. Spoke takes things to a whole other level. The brand has 11 waist sizes, three different builds (from very slim to leg-day friendly), and will finish off your new chinos to your preferred inseam length. Taken as a whole, the range of options means you've got about three times more to choose from than you'd normally get. It's not the same as going to a tailor, of course. But it's close.
They're built to move.
At this point, there's no pretty much zero reason to ignore the benefits of a little stretch in your trousers. Spoke drops in a measly 1 percent elastane to complement the 99 percent cotton fabrication. It's just enough to keep your legs happy while you're climbing the stairs or getting in and out of your car, but not so much that your pants suddenly feel like strangely stretchy leggings. In other words: You'll be comfortable—and still look presentable.
They don't skimp on the details.
Fit and function are king, clearly, but sometimes what keeps us coming back to a pair of pants are the little things that only the wearer can appreciate. Spoke's chinos deliver on the details. Whether it's the map-print pocket lining or the bright orange piping on the interior seams, they've got just enough flair to keep things interesting when you're pulling them on in the morning. Will anyone on the street notice? Probably not. But that's not the point. Which, as it turns out, is exactly the point.