Next up in the 5-pocket pants review: the new Boone Pants from The Sporting Gent. Owner Marc Williams and I have become friends over the past few years, and he has been telling me about this redesign for a few months. Well, they were just released, and I was able to get my hands on a pair.
Out of the box, the look is sharp. I like the triple stitching in all the right places. These are the ‘Sage’ color, which is a green-grey color. The fabric has 3% stretch, but looks almost to be garment-washed vs. brushed. The fabric seems more sturdy than their last go-round. The fabric has a nice feel to it.
The cut is great – just what you’d expect. The rise is standard, not too high, but not low enough that there isn’t room to move.
It’s important to show the image below: On a size 32″ waist, the leg opening is 8″. This is what I’d call a slim/straight fit. These pants are perfect to wear with loafers or low-top boots. I don’t think they’d fit over Russell Moccasins, but maybe a pair of ropers. TSG calls this a straight cut, and it looks to be that way:
Sneaking in a little camo is A-OK.
In terms of care, I wash these on cold, dry for a few minutes, then hang to dry. They’ll keep their shape, but may need a quick ironing to straighten out the seams. No need to dry clean.
All in all, I’d give these pants a thumbs up. So many 5-pockets on the market are baggy, so these are good for those of us that like a slimmer, more refined look. At $129 a pair, they are just above that average cost of the 5-pocket market, but you won’t find many with a slimmer cut off the rack. Good to go on my end.