What The Fit?

We offer most of our bottoms in two discerning fits—Slim and Democratic. After countless hours of testing, sampling, and refining the two—not only in all of our jeans for men, but also our range of Chinos—we’re damn confident these two styles cover all the bases when it comes to fit, form, and function. What’s the difference between the two, you ask?

Our guy chilling, sitting with his back to a wall, hands on knees, wearing selvage jeans and chukkas.

Our take on your classic "straight" or "regular" pant style, our Democratic Fit has been developed for those guys with more athletic legs. A touch roomier throughout the seat, our Democratic pants still exhibit classic TS tailoring, but provide more freedom in the thigh and knee, as well as a slightly wider leg opening. Chances are, if you consider yourself an athlete, you count running or cycling as a hobby, or you’re just an all-around hoss, our Democratic Fit is the way to go.

Split shot showing our guy from the front and back, in democratic selvage jeans and a plain white tee.

On the other hand leg, we’ve developed our Slim Fit to express a more modern take on tailoring and fit. By no means “skinny,” our Slim pants are simply more tapered throughout the thigh, knee, and leg opening, to give you that trimmer look and feel. We like to say Slim is made for those with leaner legs, so if you ever happen to look in the mirror and see a more limber frame, our Slim Fit is probably the answer for you.

Split shot showing our guy from the front and back, in slim fit selvage jeans and a plain white tee.

As for what the two have in common, the waist sizes are standard across the two, and both Democratic and Slim fits offer a medium rise with just enough shape to keep the back waistband against your skin. Check and check. ✓✓

Our two fits get the job done for all of us here at TS—and it goes without saying, we not only want to make clothing that functions and moves with you, doing whatever it is you do, but we want you to look and feel comfortable in whatever garment you choose to bring home.

Shop Our Fits

fit model posing next to a motel wearing The Short Sleeve Hawthorne in Fig Stripe
April 08, 2024

Styling A Summer Staple

Camp collar shirts are some of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. Basically, if the sun is shining and the temperature is high, a camp collar shirt is the right move. They strike a supremely versatile balance between the casual comfort of a T-shirt and the polish of a polo, all while adding a bit of vintage charm that can make the most run-of-the-mill outfit stand out from the pack.

Read more
Close up of The Ledge Men's Flannel Shirts
March 27, 2024

How To Wear A Flannel

Mastering the art of wearing and styling men’s flannel shirts is all about embracing their versatility and timeless appeal. Whether you opt for a casual, workwear-inspired outfit or a more elevated ensemble, flannel shirts provide the perfect foundation for nearly every occasion. Happy styling.

Read more
Get There Quicker

Keyboard Shortcuts


  • Keyboard Help Shift+?
  • Search S
  • Go to Account/Login ME
  • Go to Help HELP

Main Navigation

  • Go to Home GH
  • Go to Workshop GS
  • Go to Men's Home GM
  • Go to The Dispatch GD
  • MAG
  • Go to Cart GC


  • Go to Shirts GCS
  • Go to Outerwear GCO
  • Go to Bottoms GCB
  • Go to Denim GCD
  • Go to Footwear GCF
  • Go to Accessories GCA
  • Go to Essentials GCE