Pants Week: Sid Mashburn Canvas 5-Pockets Review

Consider this the next review in the 5-Pocket series.

Sid Mashburn makes really good clothes.  His is very particular, and has a look all his own.  I recently bought a pair of his canvas 5-pockets in Moss, and love them.  Everything about them.  So much so that I bought this pair in Carhartt Brown, and I have a pair of Flint Grey being hemmed as I type.  I have that problem – when I find something that fits, I buy every color.

First off, I love the canvas fabric.  I treat 5-pocket pants more like jeans than I do chinos, so I appreciate this look.  I have no issue with the chinos look, in fact, I have some Onward Reserve 5-pockets and some from The Sporting Gent that have more of a chino look, and they get plenty of wear.  These, however, will patina a little differently…more like a pair of jeans.

The fit of these is why I like them.  They have a very tailored cut.  There isn’t much room in the butt, which is good for me.  In addition, the leg has a slimmer cut, and a 34″ waist pants has a ~7.5″ leg opening, which is perfect for loafers or brogues.  Not so good for boots.  There isn’t much vanity in Sid’s sizing, so keep that in mind.  I wear a size 32 in 501s, and a 34 in Sid Mashburn pants.

No, these aren’t cheap.  At $175 a pair, these come in at the top of the 5-pocket food chain.  They are made in the USA and require zero alterations (other than a hem, which is included), so they fit just right.  Add in the fact that all the colors are just the right shade; none of which will ever go out of style.  These can easily be paired with a pair of loafers and an OCBD/Navy jacket as they can with a polo and New Balance 990s.  Versatile, good fit, and just the right colors…sign me up.



  1. Seth
    01/16/2020 / 10:47 AM

    Love these pants. I have 3 pairs of the navy and I’m about to pull the trigger on the new colors they released this week. They are my go-to pants and the color is as rich now a year later as they were when new. I recently just picked up a few pairs of the Brooks Brother’s Slim 5-Pocket Chinos to take some heat off the Sid’s – the fit is almost identical and worth a shot if you need a dressier fabric

  2. Nem
    01/16/2020 / 10:55 AM

    Speaking my language now. The SM 5-pockets are the best in the business in my book. The canvas assortment fits slimmer than the other fabrics, but still perfectly tailored. I bought the moss and carhartt brown when they were first released maybe 3 years ago and they are still going strong. In fact, I bought a second pair of the brown because I wear them so much. Great fabric. I want that flint grey now but I already have the grey denim version.

  3. MJS
    01/16/2020 / 8:48 PM

    About to pull the trigger on a few pairs. Anyone have any experience with these stretching? Sid website says size up.

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