Hey y’all! I’m back from a short hiatus! I had a brutal cold (my baby girl did too) and I was traveling — it was a hectic few weeks! BUT, I’m back in the swing of denim reviews and today I’m going to tell you all about a pair of pants that you can wear for work and play — and who doesn’t love that? More bang for your buck, right? Plus, they are coated, and we all know how much I love my coated denim. You can check out my recent reviews featuring coated styles HERE, HERE, and HERE. Today I’m reviewing the 7 For All Mankind Slim Chino in Coated Brick Red.
Chinos are that closet staple every gal should own. They are the essential work pant, but just as perfect when worn outside of the workplace. They can be dressed up or worn casual and are undeniably comfortable. This pair by 7 For All Mankind is coated, which makes them even more desirable. Coated fabric gives off a leather-like appearance, so you can get the sleek look of leather without the large price tag. Plus, these are a lot more comfortable to wear than actual leather pants, especially if you live in a city that’s experiencing an indian summer (like my city is as of late).
This chino has a slouchy fit at the waist and thighs and tapers down the leg. It hits right above the ankle, giving these chinos a chic and feminine feel that looks ultra fab when paired with heels. The fabric is a lightweight 7.5 oz stretch twill that is 63% lyocell, 35% cotton, and 2% spandex. I recommend that you have these pants dry cleaned, so you don’t ruin the coating on them.
The outseam is 36 inches and the inseam is 26.5 inches. The front rise is 8 inches and the back is 13 inches. The leg opening is 12.5 inches. The front pockets are slash and the back are welt. It’s a zipper fly with a tabbed hook and button closure.
I’d say that these chinos are true to size. I’m wearing a size 28 and they fit perfectly. However, I will add that they did stretch out quite a bit throughout the day that when I was sitting down I felt that the crotch area was a tad baggy. However, these pants are chinos and are meant to be slightly relaxed. They are not jeans, so they won’t fit like denim. I still feel the fit was flattering, even after they stretched out a bit. I wasn’t swimming in them, that’s for sure.
Overall I’d say that these chinos are great! The color and coated finish make them so on-trend for fall and winter. Plus, the fact that they can double for work and play makes them worth every penny! If you’re not digging the brick red, 7 For All Mankind also has them in black.
If you’re a fan of the sporty track pant trend that we’re seeing everywhere, be sure to check out Elena’s review of 7 For All Mankind’s Sporty Chino in Coated Black.
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