14 May 2010

A Blind Chino Tasting

Judges G. Bruce Boyer and Robert Bryan

13 pair of chinos and khakis come under the close inspection of Mr Boyer and Mr Bryan all next week here on The Trad. Hey! I'm not kidding.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is exciting.

K.S. Anthony said...

I am looking forward to this. Who are the makers that will be examined?

tintin said...

Anon- I don't know about exciting. Earth shattering perhaps but not exciting.

KS - No peeking.

L.A.S said...

Very curious to see what brands you've picked for this. Can't wait for all the discourse.

tintin said...

Decent representation of brands but that's not the point here. The point is seeing what these men saw in these trosuers. It was a lesson to me and I hope it'll be to you as well.

Brian said...

This should be informative. I am looking for a few new pair.

K.S. Anthony said...

Please have them examine them in a 32" waist, 32" or 34" inseam and then submit said samples to me to ensure proper, ermmm...restocking.

tintin said...

KS- Most were 32" waist. That seems to be the new sample size. Lucky man.

heavy tweed jacket said...

This is a brilliant idea. Your blog is always thoughtful and fresh as it covers new ground. Looking forward to this.

Anonymous said...

I can't wear chinos. I bulge like something out of the Village People.

tintin said...

HTJ- I can't argue the brilliance but I had no idea it would be such fun and a huge education.

Anon- I suppose you're a 32" waist as well. Some people are lucky in everything.

stylerover said...

Make sure you throw in a "blind" pair of Old Navy. I'd love to see where they would fall in the rankings.

Anonymous said...

What? No ADG on the panel?? - the pontif of sartorial sermonizing???

Anonymous said...

When will the results be posted?

tintin said...

Anon-
Scores and winners of five categories will be posted throughout the coming week starting with 'Most Traditional' tomorrow.

Enzo AGC said...

Did this come about because of the $550 chino article in the times?

Paul said...

Look for the best/softest you can find.

Waiste 32 --- for me it took only ten years go to from 32 to 36 ! Ugh!

tintin said...

Enzo- Emails to contestants were sent out as early as 4/12. The NY Times piece ran 4/28. This was well under way before the story ran.

Paul- There's a good selection of soft and they all come in 36. I keep trying to remember how ungrateful I was when I was a 30/30.