How To Wear Chino Pants For Every Occasion
Chino is man’s most reasonable and flexible pant. The casual bottom – like the denim jean – is a style staple. In any case, not all chinos are made equivalent. With such a significant number of sorts and hues on offer – from both modest and extravagance brands; finding the ideal pair (or two) is extreme, however all that is going to get simpler. Following is the complete guide on the best way to wear chino pants in style.
What’s In A Chino?
Chinos can be characterized as the blend of a smart pant produced using progressively casual, cotton twill. Making their walk from mid-century military ware and the times of Steve McQueen, the chinos’ tough quality is significantly more grounded today. In any case, it’s created in somewhat various cuts and flexible textures; perfect for overcoming the urban streets or a valuable dress-code party.
In the meantime, the khaki color has changed beyond the war zone too; realigning the classic pant with desires for contemporary men’s style. That said; how about we figure out how to wear the chino this season.
Chinos Fit & Styling
How to fit and style your chinos depends on the occasion and a good understanding of your personal style.
More formal occasions require mid-weight cotton with a structure that resembles a suit or separates trouser. Aim for a pair that sits nicely on the hip (no bunching); with the same rise and length in the leg as a trouser, and one with tapering at the ankle. Another way to achieve cinched-look is by rolling the cuff – 1.5 to 2 inches turned-up from the bottom is best.
A big trend this season is a slightly wider leg; with the chino being rolled at the ankle to create a tapering at the bottom. It’s a Fifties groove that can’t go wrong.
How To Wear Chino Pants
Color Your World
Though khaki is the original chino hue, venturing into color for your next pair is the best idea for the upcoming spring.
Soothing shades – from rose and lilac grey to peach and light red – are easy to wear and are big colors for men this season. The lightness and brightness counteract over-the-top navy blazer formalities and channels a bobo aesthetic with a collared shirt or jacket and silk scarf.
That said, nothing says ‘classic’ like neutral; navy and grey chinos for both formal and casual events and on-trend marsala or dark red. Otherwise, try something more earthen such as forest green, rocky charcoal or taupe sand so night-time pants.
What To Wear With Your Chinos
Chinos & A T-Shirt
The most classic of all look and the easiest to achieve the chinos and t-shirt combination is always a winner. Choose any color chino pant and match them with a black, white, navy or even striped t-shirt. Paid the look with white sneakers and you have a summer-ready look to go.
Chinos & A Shirt
If you need to look a touch dressier then recommends a casual shirt to wear with your chinos. Linen, button down to classic chambray shirt will complement your chinos perfectly. Patterns and stripes are welcome, but be sure not to go overboard with color. Match blues with other shades of blues to keep things on point.
Chinos & A Blazer
If you’re in a hurry and need to go out, then the chinos, t-shirt, and blazer are a winning combination. Blue chinos and a black blazer are popular, khaki chinos and a blue/black blazer too. Stick to basic colored t-shirts; otherwise, a casual shirt will also work nicely. This is a perfect smart casual approved look.
Chinos & Bomber Jacket
As the temperature drops then you’ll need a jacket. We recommend the very casual bomber jacket to compliment your chinos. Wear either a light knit underneath or keep it casual with a t-shirt.
Chinos & A Coat
Lastly, if it’s wet then go for a trench coat with your chinos. It’s still very smart and will keep the rain and cold away. Underneath you’ll want some light knitwear and layers to ensure you stay warm. Footwear is best kept to anything warm.
Know Your Chino Types
Style is determined largely by your personal taste and chosen life path. From chain retailers to the luxury moguls, the chino’s quality and appearance are also largely dictated by its maker. Learn who you are and what you need, based on this breakdown.
Fast Fashion Chinos
This is your average high-street or shopping center brand chino. Their fast-fashion price point makes them super casual – emphasized in the meant-to-be-noticed stitching on the leg, hem, and pockets of the trouser. The cotton quality is lower too, giving them a lighter feel and a more worn-in look. With this in mind, they are very much ‘casual’ pants, paired best with equally casual pieces like a tee or polo and sneakers or boat shoes – no socks.
These chinos are made from thicker, more durable fabrics and fit differently from the cheaper trousers. The best comparison is the denim jean. Recognized for their more relaxed fit, the worker chinos create a rougher, ‘vintage Americana’ aesthetic. Textured, sturdy garments roll best with the worker chino; think a Chambray shirt, denim jacket, flannel plaid or this season’s shirt jacket or ‘shacket’. Hiker boots base out the heritage lumberjack or Steve McQueen-in-the-workshop looks.
The wide-leg style fits well for gym junkie bodies too or men with naturally larger thighs. But beware; the ruggedness of the worker chino makes them off-limits for preppy polo’s, and a clumsy companion for a button-shirt and blazer.
Smart / High-End Chinos
Smart is the chinos’ forte. But it takes some skill to get it right. Not to be confused for trousers, smart chinos – unlike their casual confreres; come clean and sharp with all details (stitching, buttons or zips) hidden for a more streamline and professional look. Constructed from quality cotton in a mid-weight weave, the smart style traditionally features a higher pant rise too; worn on the waist just as you would a pair of tailored trousers. Because of their neatness; you can wear the versatile chinos with casual shirts, long sleeve polo and crew neck jumper for a smart-casual look. Or try a dress shirt, sports coats, tie and formal shoes for something ultra chic.
This type is more expensive so stick to neutral shades to ensure the pair will last you a lifetime. And white is a very dapper, Pitt Uomo-inspired color for the warmer seasons. Key brands include Incotex, Polo Ralph Lauren, J.Crew and A.P.C.
How To Wear Chino Pants
When tackling chinos, try a few different styles and then invest in your preferred type; buying two or three in different colors (and even the same brand if you strike gold).
Select a chino that reflects your personal style and don’t be afraid to play around with color; ensuring at least one neutral pair makes it into your casual bottom repertoire this season.