How To : Choose The Perfect Pair Of Chinos
Chinos are man’s most practical and versatile trouser. The casual bottom, like the denim jean is a style staple. But not all chinos are created equal. With so many types and colours on offer finding the perfect pair (or two) is tough.
What’s In A Chino?
Chinos can be defined as the combination of a smart trouser made from a more casual, cotton twill. It’s crafted in slightly different cuts and versatile fabrics, ideal for conquering the urban streets or a precious dress-code party.
Fit & Styling
How to fit and style your chinos depends on the occasion and your personal style. More formal occasions require a mid-weight cotton with a structure that resembles a suit or separates trouser. Aim for a pair that sit 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.
Colour Your World
Though khaki is the original chino hue, venturing into colour for your next pair is the best idea for the upcoming summer season. 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 a night-time pant.
The Final Word
When tackling chinos, try a few different styles and then invest in your preferred type – buying two or three in different colours.
Select a chino that reflects your personal style and don’t be afraid to play around with colour, ensuring at least one neutral pair makes it into your casual bottom repertoire this season. To shop the current range of Tarocash chinos click here.