The Tapered Selvage Chino

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In our opinion, there is no more authentic fabric than Cramerton Army Cloth for a pair of tailored chinos. Completely original yet even more relevant today than it was when first produced in 1929.

 Fit:

  • We wanted a fit that was contemporary yet timeless - a modern heritage if you will and felt the best way to achieve this was by keeping the top block slightly easy fitting through the hip, the thigh and the knee.
  • From the knee down we pulled in the leg to a more tapered bottom opening than would be traditionally done in relation to the top block. Looking at the images from the photo shoot we are very satisfied and think we nailed that balance in the silhouette. 
  • Take me to the The Tapered Selvage Chino Size Chart

Construction:

  • We consider this to be a tailored pant which means single needle construction throughout the entire garment. This equates to a much slower, yet more meticulous production process. Truly hand crafted.
  • The waistband is fully curtained with a natural twill.
  • Selvage welt detail at coin pocket.
  • Belt loops are tucked into the waistband for strength and authenticity.
  • Button Fly - We decided to go with a two pronged metal shank button instead of the more traditional sew through button as we felt that the thread eventually gets compromised with wear which causes the button to become loose and possibly fall off. The 2-prong advantage means a more secure attachment that prevents button rotation, and avoids button "pull through" as well as years of integrity.
  • Flat felled outer seam for less bulk and comfort.
    • Two rear welted back pockets with flaps. Flaps can be 'invisible' by simply tucking them inside the back pocket. 
    • For the second go around we have replaced the back flap open top buttons from raised to flat brass buttons.
    • Chain stitched on the bottom hem.

      Fabric:

      • 8.8oz Authentic Cramerton selvage cloth.
      • Sanforized
      • Cloth is unwashed or 'Raw'
      • Manufactured in South Carolina since 1929.
      • Standard uniform issue through WWII, Korea and Vietnam wars.

       

       

        Size Guide

        HOW TO MEASURE YOUR JEANS/SIZING CHART

        How to correctly measure your jeans

        Waist Measure:

        Lay the jeans on a flat surface. Flatten the waistband by pressing out any wrinkles or kinks with your hands. Pull the front waistband up parallel with the back waistband and measure across the top from edge to edge. This edge to edge measurement will give you a half measure which is what we have listed below in our sizing chart. A full measure can be obtained by doubling the flat measurement number for e.g. 16.75 inches x 2 = 33.5 inches.

        Measuring your selvedge denim jeans

        Low Hip:

        This is an important point of measure for low hips and seat. Flatten down the hips so no wrinkle or kinks remain.

        Next, measure 6 inches down from the bottom of the waistband at the side seam. Mark with your finger or light colored pencil.

        Measure at a slight downward angle just below the J stitch and then across the opposite side going up at the same slight angle. A picture is worth a thousand words so here it is.

        Thigh:

        Most folks get this wrong, thats ok this is how you get the correct measure. Measure one inch down from the midpoint between the double needle stitch of the front rise. Mark with your finger or light colored pencil.

        Measure across at a slightly upward angle following the natural pitch of the thigh panel.

        INSEAM:

        Measure from the same midpoint of the double needle at the top where the thigh and crotch meet. Walk the tape measure down the contour of the inseam along the stitch to the edge of the hem. 

        BRAVE STAR SIZING CHART:

        The comparison to LEVI'S fit styles is merely a reference point for those unfamiliar with how our jeans fit since there is no industry sizing standard. Most people have at some point in their lives owned a pair of LEVI'S and is the greatest common fit denominator when trying to gauge jean sizing. Our pattern blocks are unique to Brave Star and have been developed and fine tuned over the years with our head pattern maker and could feel completely different on your body in comparison to a pair of LEVI'S due to fabric weight & composition. One other factor to keep in mind is that the single pair of LEVI'S that we purchased here in Los Angeles to measure and feature on our size chart is not necessarily indicative of how that same style of LEVI'S fits on you when you purchased it since we have found quite a large variance in their sizing depending on where the jean was manufactured, the weight of the fabric and the wash applied to the jean.                                        

        Fit Model is wearing size 31 in all fits.

        Please allow for a +/- 1/4" tolerance in the waistband vs listed spec.

        All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.

        SIZE 28 29 30      

        BRAVE

        STAR

        31

        LEVI'S

        510

        31

        32 33 34 35 36
        WAIST 14 3/4  15 1/4 15 3/4  16 3/4 16 17 1/4  17 3/4 18 1/4 18 3/4  19 1/4
        F.RISE 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 3/4 10  11.5

         

        10 1/4   

        10 1/2 10 3/4 11  11 1/4
        B.RISE 13 3/4 14 14 1/4 14 1/2 15 14 3/4 15 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4
        THIGH 10 1/4 10 5/8 11  11 3/8 11 1/4 11 5/8 11 3/4 12 1/8 12 1/2 12 3/4
        KNEE 6 1/2 6 3/4  7 5/8 7 1/2 7 3/4  8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4

        OPENING

        5 7/8  6 1/8 6 3/8 6 1/2 6 5/8 6 3/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4

        INSEAM

        34 34 34 34 32 34 34 34 34 34

          

        All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.

        SIZE 28 29 30

        BRAVE

        STAR

        31

        LEVI'S

        505

        31

        32 33 34 35 36 38
        WAIST 15 151/2 16 161/2 161/2

         

        17      

        171/2 18 181/2 19 201/4
        F.RISE 10 101/4 101/2 103/4 12 11 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 121/2
        B. RISE 13 1/4 13 3/4 14 141/4 143/4 141/2 143/4 15 151/4 151/2 16
        THIGH 105/8 11 113/8 11 3/4 12 12 121/4  121/2 123/4 13 131/4
        KNEE 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/2 85/8 8 3/4 9 5/8
        OPENING 6 1/4 6 1/2 6 5/8 7 67/8  7 1/8 7 3/8 75/8 77/8  81/4
        INSEAM 35 35 35 35 32 35 35 35 35 35 35

         

        All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.                             

        SIZE 28 29 30

        BRAVE

        STAR

        31

        LEVI'S

        511

        31

        32 33 34 35 36 38 40
        WAIST 15 1/4 153/4 161/4  163/4 16 5/8 171/4 173/4 181/4 183/4 191/4 201/4 211/4
        F.RISE 9 3/4

         

        10 10 1/4 101/2 10 1/4 10 3/4 11 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 1/4 12 3/4
        B.RISE 13 1/4 13 1/2 13 3/4 14 13 5/8 141/4 14 1/2 14 3/4 15 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4 
        THIGH 10 5/8 103/4  11 3/8 11 3/4 11 5/8 121/8 125/8 123/4 131/8 131/2 14 1/4 143/4
        KNEE 7 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 3/4 101/4
        OPENING 6 1/2 6 3/4 7 7 1/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/2 9 9 1/4
        INSEAM 34 34 34 35 32 35 35 36 36 36 36 36

         

        The Regular Taper Cone Mills Heavy Weight Selvedge Denim 

        All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.                             

        SIZE 28 29

        30

        31 32 33 34 35 36 38 40
        WAIST 15  151/2 16  16 1/2 17 17 1/2 18 181/2 19 20 21
        F.RISE

         

        9 3/4 

         

        10 10 1/4 101/2 10 3/4 11 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 1/4 12 3/4
        B.RISE 13 1/4

         

        13 1/2

        13 3/4 14 141/4 14 1/2 14 3/4 15 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4 
        Low Hip 18 18 1/4 18 5/8 19 19 5/8 20 20 5/8 21 21 5/8 22 1/2 23
        THIGH 10 3/4 11  11 1/4 11 3/4 121/8 12 1/2 123/4 131/8 131/2 14 1/4 143/4
        KNEE 6 3/4 7 1/4 7 3/4 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 1/2 10
        OPENING 6 1/4 6 1/2 6 3/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 3/8 8 3/4 
        INSEAM 33 35 35 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36

         

        All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around. 

        SIZE 29 30

        Brave

        Star

        31

        LEVI'S

        504

        31

        32 33 34 35 36 38 40 42
        WAIST 16
        16 1/2 16 3/4 17 17 1/4 17 3/4 18 1/4 18 3/4 19 1/4 20 1/4 21 1/4 22 1/4
        F.RISE 10 1/2 10 3/4 11 10 3/4 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 12 1/4 12 3/4 13 1/4 13 3/4
        B.RISE 14 1/2 14 3/4 15 14.5 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4 16  16 1/4 16 3/4 17 1/4 17 3/4
        Low Hip 18 18 1/2 19 19 19 1/2 20 20 1/2 21 21 1/2 22 1/4 23 1/4 24 1/4
        THIGH 11 1/4 11 5/8 11 3/4 12  12 1/8 12 1/2 12 7/8 13 1/8 13 1/2 14 3/8 14 7/8 15 1/2
        KNEE 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 8 3/4 9 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 3/4 10 10 1/2 10 3/4 11
        OPENING 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 3/8 8 1/2 8 5/8 8 3/4 9 1/4
        INSEAM 35 1/2 35 1/2 35 1/2 32 35 1/2 35 1/2 36 36 36 36 36 36