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The Cycling Suit by Canvas Lands’ End

While browsing new arrivals from Canvas last week, I noticed these Elston slim fit chinos that seemed kind of out of place—they’re listed separate from the other Elston chinos and priced at $30 more. It wasn’t until I saw the fabric make-up—70% cotton, 30% acrylic—that I realized that they’re probably intended to be worn with the matching grey herringbone bike blazer as a suit.

I know, I’m slow.

It’s an interesting concept. I’m generally wary of fabric blends that include synthetics, but acrylic makes sense here for its performance characteristics—it breathes well and resists stains and wrinkles. The speckled grey herringbone has the more casual look of a winter flannel suit, though I can’t really judge the hand without feeling it in person. The chinos have what Canvas calls “refined details” that echo tailored trousers (such as a split waistband and extended tab closure), but the low rise and slim fit keeps them very much in the realm of casualwear.

Naturally, the jacket and chinos would be versatile worn as separates, as you can see from Canvas’ own stock photos.

Of course, you shouldn’t wear this to an office where the dress code requires suits, nor is it interview-appropriate. However, I could see it as something worn in a more casual workplace—say by a creative professional who bikes to work (hey … that’s me!).

Together, the jacket and chinos retail for $257, but promo code TEAM (PIN 1180) brings the suit down to $193.

Grey Herringbone Madison Bike Blazer, $193

Grey Herringbone Slim Fit Elston Chinos, $88

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