Finding chinos that fit well is not easy. I am fairly picky with how pants fit me and chinos are the hardest of all to find in the right proportion. The best I'd personally found were BDG (UO in-house line) but unsurprisingly, they aren't very high quality, and they didn't have khaki colored chinos when I was in last. I wanted something casual, not too skinny, and definitely not loose fitting, something along the lines of a New Standard is ideal. Wings+Horns seem to be slightly refining their direction for the spring as they are offering oxford shirts, traditionally styled military jackets, a Macintosh style coat, slim wool pants, and of course the chino pant. I think the spring collection from W+H is probably their most classic looking to date. The chinos come in olive green and a great khaki tone. They are a great all season weight and feature taped seams, fifth change pocket, 100% cotton and really nice detail buttons. The fit is really nice. Great for rolling up or letting sit on your footwear of choice. I have worn them already with both my Redwing 875's and red sole dirty buck and found they worked well with both. I could probably have fit my waist into a 30 for a very slim fit but I decided to go with the 32 for a slightly more relaxed look that would work better for me, and with some EG items. They have a really nice solid texture as well that feels it will last a couple years and break in really nicely. Plus it feels good supporting a brand that designs and manufacturers here in Vancouver, Canada. Available at Roden Gray for $228 Can.
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This jacket is great, definitely not a new design as it's very similarly modeled after the Canadian military jacket of decades past. It's one of my favorite military inspired jackets and Wings+Horns did a great job updating and upgrading the look while using the original elemtents and perfect choice of colors. The spring coat is made from 100% Japanese cotton with an oxford shirt lining and slim fit in Wings+Horns fashion. The piece is apart of the first release of the season by the Canadian brand and it only makes sense it dropped at their biggest supporters shop, Roden Gray. The collection is moving in a direction I am pretty happy to see personally. I've been growing along with it and feel like every season there are a number of items I would love to have. I would expect to see a few more stand out pieces dropping in the near future.
We get a deeper look at some of the Wings+Horns spring collection that will be arriving at Roden Gray in the near future. In the first post, there was a great Macintosh style coat, fleece blazer and a light M2-K. Now a couple of the items I am excited to check out are the chinos, cotton vests, organic cotton Henley and the Nailhead button down. The colors and materials are perfect for those go-to items for comfort and fit. Wings+Horns top notch quality makes everything them make ideal for pretty much daily wear. I really like the way you can layer and incorporate their pieces with pretty much any look. There are definitely a good handful of pieces I'm looking forward to this spring by Wings+Horns. Oh and they are doing the best boots in the world again for spring for those who haven't got yours yet.
Wings+Horns has been a line I've liked for a couple years now. I'm not claiming to have been there from the beginning but the last 3-4 seasons have been consistently strong. There is a very special element to the construction, quality and unique design. I feel like there isn't another brand like Wings+Horns. When the brand is good, that is definitely a good, and difficult thing to accomplish. It's also pretty amazing that they can have their design studio and office only a floor above their manufacturing - in Vancouver. The brand has definitely been evolving and growing and this spring we see some more new pieces, some traditionally W+H, and some a bit more classic looking. The light Canadian military shirt/jacket and the khaki trench are my two favorite picks from the preview. Both pieces I would wear daily, and there is a good chance either of them will end up in my closet. I'm excited to see what else is in the spring/summer collection now.