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Olive Pants – Five Plus One

Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.


Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.


A good pair of olive pants should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe, and we’re here to make sure that’s the case. Whether they’re in the form of chinos, cargo pants, or jeans, olive pants are a great way to start exploring beyond the realm of raw denim. All of the items on this list are solid options, but they are only the tip of the iceberg — if nothing below stands out to you at least use them as a jumping off point to find your perfect pair.

1) Aspesi: Garment Dyed Slim Chino in Olive

Aspesi: Garment Dyed Slim Chino in Olive

Aspesi doesn’t get nearly the attention they deserve. Their products are classic in design, well made, and won’t cost you an exorbitant amount of money. Their Slim Chinos in Olive might be simple, but they feature many great features such as YKK zippers and garment dyed fabric.

Available for $155 from End Clothing.

2) OrSlow: Army Fatigue in Olive

OrSlow: Army Fatigue in Olive

OrSlow is a Japanese company known for their simple designs, baggy fits, and quality construction. Their made in Japan Army Fatigues feature everything you can hope for in a pair of fatigue pants: oversized trapezoid front pockets, flap-buttoned back pockets, waist tabs, and a classically oversized cut. They are made from a sateen cotton fabric which gives them a unique sheen that is unlike the majority of other trousers on the market.

Available for $235 from Blue Button Shop.

3) The Hill-Side: Back Satin Mil Chinos in Olive Drab

The Hill-Side: Back Satin Mil Chinos in Olive Drab

Many peoples’ minds instantly jump to ties, shoes, and socks when they think of The Hill-Side, but they offer a full range of clothes built to the exact same (high) standards. Their Back Stain Mil Chinos offer a lot for the price: welted pockets, Japanese satin fabric, herringbone pocket bags, and reinforcing bar tack stitching. And each pair is made in Okayama, Japan at a well known factory, so don’t expect them to fall apart anytime soon.

Available for $198 from The Hill-Side.

4) Wings + Horns: Westpoint Chinos in Olive

Wings + Horns: Westpoint Chinos in Olive

For many, Wings + Horns Westpoint Chinos are the gold standard — they’re slim fitting, well reviewed, and easily obtainable in a variety of colors. Their price point is competitive and the details, such as Corozo buttons and double fabric belt loops, are hard to ignore. If you are looking to build your collection of chinos and want something you can own in a variety of colorways, you’d be foolish to not seriously consider the Westpoint chinos.

Available for $198 from East Dane.

5) Deluxe: Brigade Pants in Olive

Deluxe: Brigade Pants in Olive

I know there is a lot of hate for both cargo pants and joggers, but Deluxe offers such interesting clothes that I couldn’t resist including their Brigade Pants. Their made from a high quality cotton flight satin and are constructed with six pockets, elasticated ankles, and articulated knees. The details might sound like a hodgepodge, but they come together well to create a pair of pants that is bigger than a sum of its part.

Available for $291 from Haven Shop.

Plus One – Mister Freedom: Garrison Pants in Olive

Mister Freedom: Garrison Pants in Olive

Mister Freedom is known for their historically influenced garments, quality materials and construction, and high attention to detail. These attributes are all exemplified in their Garrison Pants, a pair of trouser/jean hybrids. Each pair comes with camo lining and a button fly featuring oxidized black buttons, and are constructed from 10 Oz. selvedge twill based on fabrics from 1940s and 50s Britain.

Available for $330 from Mister Freedom.