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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Never Ending Search for Pefect and Well Priced Chino - Solution Marinepool

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On my neverending search for the perfect reasonably priced Chino, I came across these 'Gavan' chinos from Marinepool (by the way, these chinos are on current sale for 50 Euros!!)  They tick all the boxes for me: button rear pockets, deep front pockets, with coin pocket, and medium weight, all cotton fabric (no dreaded stretch fabric here)  These also have other great features such as 8 belt loops (more typical is seven), signature buttons, double button closure, solid brass zipper fly, and real leather patch branding (like high-quality denim), and 3 colors: Navy, Stone and Rosewood (the Rosewood is a perfectly faded Nantucket Red/Breton Red color).  I'm a big believer in stocking up when I find a product that I like, so I bought all 3 colors.

Belt loops will easily accommodate a 3cm wide belt:

All look great with boat shoes - it's hard to get a more traditional summertime look:

At Nymphenburg Palace combined with my newly arrived Bass Saddle shoes: 

Some backstory to Marinepool:

Founded in 1991 right here in Germany by 2 sailing buddies as a small importer of deck shoes, the company has grown to be one of the leading sailing clothing and life jacket brands and successful maritime lifestyle label.  Some of this gear is very much technical clothing, so if you are planning to solo sailing around the world, Marinepool would be our outfitter of choice.  Being a local company, my family and friends have been buying their great sailing jackets for years now, so can attest to their high quality.  I've also got my eye on some of their deck shoes, so expect a review on those soon as well.

Marinepool 'Gavan' chinos in Stone:

the details: Quality leather patch and otherwise subtle branding, which I appreciate:

The fit is the perfectly tapered flat-front Chino with just enough length to allow for a rolled cuff:

Looks totally perfect with me mid-tan Serry Top-Siders

These 'Gavan' chinos are a perfect slim-tapered fit for me.  They also have a 'William' chino with a fuller, straight leg with a larger leg opening (I would guess 9 inches).  My waist is 36 inches, but in some cuts, I wear a 34-inch waist, these chinos come in a medium through XX-Large so I'm glad I got to try them out in person.  It's great that Marinepool's company headquarters is located right next to my office, and they have just opened a retail store a couple of blocks away, so I was able to try them on in person.  I chose the Large and the fit is just about perfect is a 36-inch waist and 34-inch inseam, they are still long enough to allow me to cuff them without being too short.  The leg is what I would call slightly slim with a gentle taper to a 7 1/2 at the hem.

Great Navy color:

I've been basically living in these chinos for the past 10 days since buying them and I couldn't be happier with the fit, solid tailoring and comfort.  Honestly, they feel like they were custom made for me!

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