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Staff Select – Chinos, Pants, & Fatigues

Believe it or not, we’re not always wearing jeans at Heddels. Most of us think it’s wise to have a couple of non-denim pairs of pants/trousers in the mix to keep things interesting. Some of us wear pants/trousers all the time and let our torsos do the denim work. But what pants do we go for? Traditional chinos? Fatigues? Modern workwear? Are we all-in on khaki, or is there some other hues that are enough of a change from denim, without feeling too different?

In this edition of Staff Select, we’re going to be showing you our choices of non-denim pants, showing you what works for us and why. Why trust us? Well, we’ve all been in the game long enough to have field-tested a range of quality clothing, and the Heddels operation puts us onto some of the best clothing in the world week in, week out. Whilst our opinions and experiences shouldn’t be taken as definitive, this series will provide you insight into what has worked for us and why.

Ben – Vintage Army Issue Chinos


By far the pants/ chinos I rely on most are my  WWII/Korean War Khakis. A staple during war times and instantly integrated as GI’s returned home, military khakis are as ‘Americana’ as anything else you can think of, and for good reason.


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