Men often approach me and ask, "how can I increase my general pants knowledge?" Good question. The answer, like most answers, is really quite simple: look at pants. Lots of them. Notice the details, the fit and the fabric.
Here is one thing that every man should be able to do: recognize at first sight the difference among slacks from Gap, J Crew and Banana Republic. These are the three most ubiquitous makers of the young professional chino and it is imperative to be able to spot them.
As a test, here are three pairs of chinos, each from one of the stores named above. Clicking on the number will take you to the website of the pant's maker. Make sure to become familiar with the different slacks each manufacturer produces.
You may now begin...