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Mission Comfort Waist Chino Shorts by Territory Ahead®

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6" Inseam 7.5" Inseam 9" Inseam
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Mission Comfort Waist Chino Shorts by Territory Ahead®: A "short" version of our well-loved Mission Comfort Waist Chino pants. Midweight 10-oz. cotton twill is pigment garment-dyed for extra character and a hint of spandex makes for a great, comfortable fit, along with adjustable inside waist tabs. With great stitching details, antiqued brass buttons and button tabs on back pockets; pocket gussets; back tunnel belt loop; striped interior waist band and pocket bags.
  • Machine wash
  • Classic fit
  • Imported

Men's Sizing

Chest 34-
Neck 14-
Sleeves 33-
Waist 28-

Men's Tall Sizes - Select shirt and outerwear styles are available in Tall sizes (woven items : 1" extra in sleeve length, 2" extra in body length; knit items : 1" extra in sleeve length, 2" extra in body length).
Note: Men's Tall sizes are generally made to fit guys over 6' tall.

Men's Shirt Fits

Classic Fit: Easy and comfortable on most men. A traditional American cut.
Relaxed Fit: Generous and roomy. Ideal for layering.
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-882-4323

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from Territory Ahead are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 58 reviews)

By Pat Raposo
San Leandro, CA
October 19, 2019
"Great quality, well made and comfortable fit"
October 09, 2019
"The 2019 version of the Mission Comfort Flat Front Chino Shorts is not the same as the 2017 version which I've been wearing for the past two years. The legs hang funny on the new ones. I don't think it's a defect because I purchased two pairs and they are both the same odd shape. My wife checked the labels of the 2017 vs. the 2019 shorts and discovered that the 2017 shorts were made in Columbia while the 2019 version is made in China. These are now poor quality."
September 12, 2019
"I have been buying these shorts for several years and they were great. This order the cut of the shorts has changed since last time and they did not fit. These shorts were great because I am short and I liked the smaller inseam. Now they don't fit and I am very disappointed."
July 18, 2019
"Great fit."
July 14, 2019
"I've just received these shorts. I'm deducting a star only because I haven't worn them long. They fit perfectly for the waist size I alway purchase. The quality appears excellent, but the fabric is heavy for its intended summer usage, and the end-of-pants seam of this heavy, stiff fabric is initially a bit annoying as it rubs against my lower thigh. This complaint may resolve with wear and multiple washings. These shorts seem to be a quality product that I am happy to have purchased."
By Stephen M
Great Falls, MT
July 03, 2019
"Fantastic quality and love the color! Only reason not five stars is the sizing. With the comfort stretch, advise sizing down by at least an inch if not two."
By Craig
Greenwood Lake, NY
June 29, 2019
"Very comfortable super soft for casual wear, deep pockets !!"
May 23, 2019
"Right back pocket too shallow wallet falls out while sitting "
By June
Carpinteria, CA
May 15, 2019
"I bought these for my son who farms cut flowers in greenhouses. He is very rough on his clothes, catching them on wires, etc. He physically works! These shorts have held up well."
By Jim Beck
Long Grove, IL
February 27, 2019
"I had purchased this shorts a couple of years ago and truly loved them. Great quality and fit. Ordered some in in 32 waist in 2019 and wow, they are huge. The waist is at least a 34 and hips and legs are 2-3 inches larger than before. Double checked and they are labeled 32. "
October 12, 2018
"Well made, stylish and comfortable."
September 29, 2018
"Well made and comfortable. I don't wear a lot of shorts, but bought three pair of these in different colors for a vacation. Very happy I did."
September 27, 2018
"Well made, comfortable & attractive shorts. "
By Richard
Washington, DC, DC
August 03, 2018
"I wore a previous pair of these shorts for at least five years, and hiked & traveled throughout the Rockies and the West generally, What I really like about these shorts is their durability. The elastic straps and pieces incorporated into the shorts at stress points give them a little flexibility, which cuts down on the overall wear and tear. I highly recommend these to anyone who's active in the summer. "
By Linda Barber
Black Mountain, NC
August 03, 2018
"Just what we have been waiting for. Perfect."
July 24, 2018
"I normally wear a size 34 waist but the 33 waist fit just right and are not too baggy. Finish is good also. Great product but you may want to go one size down for a better fit. "
July 21, 2018
"Couldn't be happier. Both my husband and I love these shorts....he was hesitant about the hidden elastic at the pockets, but they fit him really well and look great. Went back for another two pair. Would have bought more if they had his size in other colors. "
By Bruce H
Tryon, NC
June 16, 2018
"As much as I appreciate the flexibility of the waistband for those of us who have weight issues, I found the construction or more correctly the obvious appearance of the waistband to be a slight turn off. When I pull the shorts to close them and the waistband is stretched it leaves a noticeable wrinkle right in the middle of the pants directly above the pockets. Not noticeable if you wear a shirt over the shorts but if you tuck in your shirt, you'll clearly see the wrinkle that is created."
June 14, 2018
"Nice shorts but the fit is a little loose. "
June 08, 2018
"Once again, the quality of the fabric was poor. Also, the sewing of the pockets especially the back pocket were terrible. It made it very difficult to iron."
May 29, 2018
"This recent order of these shorts are just one of many I have ordered over the years. They are the best money can buy. The last a long time and they fit very well. I plan to order more over time, since I have lost a good amount of weight over this past year."
By Vincent Little
Arcadia , FL
May 10, 2018
"Nice shorts but the 36 size is much bigger than a 36 . I have to wear a belt which I’m not a fan of doing ."
May 08, 2018
"Awesome shorts, great fit and quality soft cotton"
April 28, 2018
"I ordered these in both the Sahara and the Slate, 7 1/2 inch length. They're perfect. Look good. Feel good. Fit right. "
March 17, 2018
"great shorts ..I have two pair now, wish the shipping was better. and returns really suck... but shorts are 5 star"
By Stephen Ratzell
Bluffton, SC
February 22, 2018
"Long time buyer...Mission pants run true to size most of the time , this last time the size ran larger..Sent them back, hope the 35in waist will be the correct fit..."
By Peter Gamba
Burbank, CA
August 08, 2017
"Comfy, good fit, very wrinkly fabric. Have to iron them or send to get pressed"
By Kevin Michael ONeill
San Diego, CA
June 28, 2017
"3rd pair of these shorts that i have bought from TTA, so it stands to reason that I like them!!"
June 24, 2017
"Really nice shorts. You guys are the best. "
By Richard
Livonia , MI
June 18, 2017
"Really comfortable and a nice fit and look. "
Scottsdale, AZ
June 17, 2017
"will buy more"
By Paul goldfield
Livonia , MI
June 14, 2017
"Nice shorts don't know about the stretch though but they do feel great on"
May 12, 2017
"He likes the fit and the style. "
April 30, 2017
"Material is a bit thin and they are a little tight in the crotch but overall I like them."
By Gayle
Mobile, AL
April 16, 2017
"Great shorts! Perfect fit. It's hard to find shorts that aren't too long and or too wide in the legs. These are great. The quality was nice too. I'm happy with my purchase and will shop again."
By Michael
Sarasota, FL
April 04, 2017
"I really love these shorts. I wish you had at least 31" waist, but overall great shorts. "
January 04, 2017
"Love these shorts but you folks rarely have popular size/color combos in stock (i.e. 7.5" 36). Will simply need to shop elsewhere if you cannot inventory appropriately."
November 03, 2016
"Style & Comfort - Perfect ... Can't say more about them. I purchased all colors except black. You too will be pleased. "
November 01, 2016
"Nicely constructed and sized right"
September 06, 2016
"Great fit and very comfortable."
August 27, 2016
"All the must haves in these shorts. From the fabric, to the fit and color. The adjustable sides are on my husbands necessary needs list for comfort. No doubt, these will be favorites for style and wearability for a long time."
By Tad Chamberlain
Spring Branch , TX
July 08, 2016
"Great shorts, great fit, great service--as always. Thanks. "
June 10, 2016
"Good fit even after washing. A bit slow to ship otherwise 5 stars."
By Kevin
San Diego, CA
June 04, 2016
"Great shorts, fit well, well made as usual with TTA, metal buttons front and back, color is perfect"
By Larry Barnard
Memphis, TN
May 23, 2016
"Great shorts. Well constructed. The hidden elastic is perfect. Have 3 colors already and about to get the blue ones."
May 21, 2016
"The fit is very good. I already have a blue pair, so my recent purchase was a black pair. They are well made and should last a long time!"
May 18, 2016
"Shorts appear to be of quality construction. Especially like the hidden adjustment on the waist. Have not worn yet but initial fitting was excellent and nice looking"
By Phil Showalter
Littleton, CO
May 04, 2016
"i really like the washed stone, nice color and fit"
By Phil Showalter
Littleton, CO
May 04, 2016
"great fit and color, will get a lot of use"
May 04, 2016
"Very comfortable shorts...the 6 inch inseam great and hard to find. Great colors, I purchased 2 pair "
By Jim Comstock
Virginia Beach, VA
April 30, 2016
"Excellent comfort and decent styling...unfortunately you were out of blue but still enjoy my 2nd choice...expect these shorts to wear for a good number of years..."
By mike mcdade
san diego, CA
April 27, 2016
"Color, overall fit and length were fine. HOWEVER, the heavy lining and expansion band are too much at the waist, particularly for a pair of shorts. Very bulky."
By Mark Maurer
Appleton, WI
April 10, 2016
"I own the similar style in pants an they feel and fit extremely comfortable. The pockets are deep enough that you do not have to worry about items falling out when you sit. The expandable waistband is also a nice touch as you can tuck shirts in without restricting the fit."
By Al
April 08, 2016
"comfortable. 36 6" inseam"
By Ken
September 05, 2015
"Fit right and are just what I was looking for"
June 16, 2015
"Just what I had been looking for in fit, style and color I was not disappointed."
By Spike
Ann Arbor, MI
April 17, 2015
"Bought a pair in olive. Well made, comfortable. Liked them so much I ordered a pair in khaki and black."
By Hoagie
S. Burlington, VT
February 26, 2015
"These shorts fit OK however I like the fit of the Life of Riley shorts much better as I have 4 pairs of the Life of Riley,s and some are wearing out because of daily wear and tear getting in and out of a golf cart."