Qweary: Masculine Chinos for Wide Hips that AREN'T Ankle Length?

Qweary: Masculine Chinos for Wide Hips that AREN'T Ankle Length?

Anonymous asked: "Ok, I'm a tall person with hips who wants to by some basic khakis/chinos to wear with button ups and t-shirts.

Because I have hips I have to shop in the women's department, but all pants seem to be ankle length now, which is a look that's too feminine for me. I like the "skinny pants" on American Eagle, but I don't love all their colors. Do you have any store recommendations for regular length pants (and by that I mean not purposefully ankle length) but fit someone with hips? Thanks!"

If it helps, the cropped trouser trend is happening in men’s styles too. However, I understand how it can create an undesired silhouette. 

My top fav are these Gap women's chinos. They fit the hips but look like boy's pants. (Fun fact: both myself and Anita Dolce Vita wear these!)

I know you said that men's pants don't fit, but Zara's Chinos have a magical stretchiness to them that make them much more comfortable over hips (as opposed to Topman's which were too stiff to fit my bod when I got bigger.)

Blake recommends both the Clark fit and Milano from Brooks Brothers, noting than it may be necessary to go up a size in the Milanos. Clark pants are not tapered.

Fun fact: You can also buy men's pants in a size up and tailor the bottom to fit. Club Monaco offers free alterations on many of their items, which includes shortening the hem. If you prefer a more tapered look at the bottom, a tailor can taper pants for $10-$20.

Other brands I haven't personally tried, but that look promising: 

Best of luck!

As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.