Our new favorite pants, from Toronto-by-way-of-Osaka label Creep, bridge the gap between tough workwear bottoms and dressier chinos. The designers accomplished this rare feat by making the fatigue pants all about the material. When you think “moleskin,” you probably think of those adhesive pads that are a last resort against blisters when backpacking, but the flexible fabric is actually a densely woven cotton sheared on one side to create a short, soft pile – and it makes for comfy duds. To give these pants even more character, Creep added traditional fatigue touches like deep front patch pockets and a button fly that suit the narrower silhouette. The passion project of brothers Kiyofumi and Hiroshi Awai, Creep was founded with the goal of bringing a touch of avant-garde design into functional, simple clothing. With these distinctive chinos, they’ve hit the mark. [$95; eastdane.com]
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