A while back, some pants arrived that looked like they could change my rather cheerless opinion of this particular article of clothing. The company behind these pants promised that they would be easy to care for and resistant to wrinkles, and thanks to the fact that there’s three fits and two styles to work with, the fit should be pretty good, too. It’s time to get up close and personal with Bluffworks.
This time around we got to take a look at the Original Regular Fit and the Tailored Fit Chino. Being a person of considerable size in the not too distant past, the likelihood of finding anything that fit well was close to nil. With 70 pounds of me permanently missing, however, I jumped at the opportunity to try on some fancy pants that might actually fit.
Much to my great surprise (and delight, to be honest), the Originals fit well, probably better than average, but the Tailored Fit of the Chino is truly next level. For both pants, the rise is just right, with just enough room in the seat and crotch to accommodate movement and bending. Both fits ride well below what is considered the natural waist and instead wrap perfectly around the hips which is where we all wear our pants these days in the first place. The fit on the Tailored Fit Chino differs from the regular fit in that pretty much anything that could be considered excess has been removed. The fit is also aided by the fact that the material from which the Chino is cut has a bit of stretch to it.
Beyond the fit, which can make or break the relationship one has with one’s pants, Bluffworks has loaded theirs with tons of handy and innovative features. Both front pockets have zippered security pockets built into them for stashing and locking down important stuff. Out back, there is an oversized zippered pocket and an ingenious phone pocket big enough to hold a good sized smartphone, but out of the way enough so the phone doesn’t ruin the line of the pants. There’s even a hidden loop to clip keys or a security pass to.
Have I fully changed my mind regarding pants? No, but if more companies made pants as good and good fitting as Bluffworks, I could be persuaded. Bluffworks pants are beyond easy to care for, have thus far been completely resistant to wrinkles, and fit me as good as my one and only pair of professionally tailored pants. For more information about Bluffworks and its incredible pants, click here (they also have shirts, shorts, and blazers)
**Full disclosure: These pants were provided at no cost for editorial consideration, to think otherwise would be silly.