If there’s a garment that embodies the “workleisure” aesthetic that Ministry of Supply seems to be all about these days, it’s the Kinetic Pant.
The MoS Kinetic Pant is a crowd favorite according to the reviews on their website. And so it surprised me slightly that they designed a brand new Kinetic ‘Tapered’ Pant. But then again, they’re all about improving and adapting and so, I guess it’s not all that surprising.
This article covers how the Kinetic Pant feels, how it fits, what I like, what I don’t like and wraps things up with similar pants I recommend.
Let’s jump in.
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Ministry of Supply Kinetic Pant Review
A few quality pairs of chino and performance pants is a must have in all men’s closets. The Ministry of Supply Kinetic Tapered Pant is like a hybrid of the two, bringing together the best of both worlds.
It has a clean taper towards the ankle and a performance warp-knit fabric that can be stretched in every way and is both breathable and moisture wicking.
How Do The Pants Feel?
Like the Aero Zeroº shirt, the Kinetic Pant has an incredible stretch and softness, in fact it has 4x the stretch of classic denim. There’s also somewhat of a sheen to the fabric that can be seen at certain angles and lighting. The fabric material feels similar to my pairs of performance pants from other brands.
And just like the Aero Zero shirt, the Kinetic Pant effortlessly combines formal and casual elements, making it appropriate to wear at work with a blazer, or at the gym with a performance tee.
It’s almost as if they created the Kinetic Pant to pair perfectly with the Aero Zero dress shirt considering how similar both garments are.
The Kinetic Pant’s warp-knit fabric is advertised as having “radical stretch” that blends traditional woven structure with spring-like fibers that offer omnidirectional stretch without wearing out or breaking down.
Notice the small rubber dots details along the inside waistband. This helps for your tucked in shirts tails to grip to the rubber, allowing for your shirts to better stay tucked in. Overall, the Kinetic Pants have a clean construction along with an clean design that’s well suited for both formal or casual outings.
How Do The Pants Fit?
Overall the Kinetic Pant fits as well as any of my best pairs of performance pants in my wardrobe. It has a slim, tapered fit that’s well-fitted at the waist, flattering for my backside and from the thighs all the way down through the legs.
I’d have no problem wearing these pants to the gym or doing a quick burst workout as the fabric’s moisture wicking properties and solid stretch will keep me comfortable and cool throughout.
The pants have about a low to mid-rise which is what you’ll normally see from hybrid formal/casual trousers like these. And as for the length, the inseam of this pair is 30″ which is an inch or so too long for me and so I’ve gotta cuff them up. It’s worth noting that they do offer a low as 29″ inseams with 28w pants.
Comparing the older pants with the new version; the previous generation Kinetic Pant isn’t quite as tapered as the new, though still tapered nonetheless. It also doesn’t have the hidden drawcord at the waistband. These drawcords allow for belt-free comfort, but the new pants still have belt loops incase you’d still prefer to rock a belt.
What I Like About The Kinetic Pant
Here are a handful of things that I really like about the Kinetic Pant.
- The warp-knit fabric has a highly stretchable fabric that’s really comfortable.
- Further taper with the new generation pants is welcome.
- Comes in 4 classic colors from navy, charcoal, black and blue.
- Machine washable with minimal wrinkling out of the dryer.
- Pants like these are really the ultimate dress casual trousers.
What I Don’t Like About The Kinetic Pant
While the pant is already quite good, there are some areas that I believe could improve the product.
- They carry a ‘regular’ and ‘tall’ option, why not ‘short’ too?
- Could benefit from adding additional colors of beige, olive and perhaps burgundy.
- Drawcords is redundant if there are belt loops.
» Quick note: If you’re enjoying this Ministry of Supply Kinetic Pant Review, then you’ll probably like this Twillory Performance Pants Review too.
Kinetic Pant Details
My Size: Slim, XS (I’m 5’6″, 135lbs for reference)
- Comfort waistband w/hidden drawcord
- Front slash hand pockets
- Rear zippered pocket on wearer’s right side
- Resilient stretch
- Breathable + moisture wicking
- Wrinkle resistant
- Machine washable
- 100% Primeflex® Warp-knit Japanese Polyester (15% sugar-cane derived)
- Made by Tainan Enterprises (Jakarta, ID)
How To Care For It
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
- Naturally wrinkle resistant; cool iron if needed
Similar Products I Recommend
Check out these similar products that I recommend.
- Everlane Performance Chino Shop – $78
- Banana Republic Tapered Traveler Pant – $110
- Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino 2.0 – $99
- Public Rec All Day Every Day Pant – $98 (read the review here)
- Under 5’10 Performance Pants – $80 (learn more here)
- Twillory Performance Pants – $99 (read the review here)
Before You Leave
Check out some of the other Ministry of Supply products I’ve reviewed.
- Ministry of Supply Apollo Polo – $88
- Ministry of Supply Aero Zero Dress Shirt – $128
- Ministry of Supply Responsive Tee – $38
- Ministry of Supply Chroma Denim – $148
- Ministry of Supply Merino Active Tee – $58
- Ministry of Supply Face Mask – $18
What are some of your favorite pants?
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