The Ultimate Chino Guide for Men

The Ultimate Chino Guide for Men

Once classic workwear, now a staple for every day of the week, chinos are just as essential to your wardrobe as good denim. And just like good

denim, they can be worn dressed up or more casually. Read on for the ultimate guide to men’s chinos, including fit and color, plus styling ideas to boot.

First, find your fit.


Our slim, skinny and athletic slim chinos offer varying fits, depending on your preference and desired level of polish. No matter which fit you choose, though, you’re guaranteed all-day comfort, thanks to the temperature-regulating Hyper Stretch fabric. (If you can’t tell, we’re all about the details.)

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Slim Chinos

With a tapered leg and 14” leg circumference, slim fit chinos are a great option for looking professional and put together. Simply throw on and add a 1MX dress shirt for a look that’ll impress your boss, or pair with a matching blazer and leather oxfords to take on the wedding guest circuit.


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Skinny Chinos

If you’re a guy who loves his skinny jeans, listen up. Our skinny stretch chinos give you the most fitted (and most modern) look, with a 13.5” leg circumference. And even more good news: You can style these the same way you’d style your favorite pair of jeans, be it with a retro-inspired sweater polo, a flannel layered over a classic tee or with a hoodie and sneakers for weekend errand runs.


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Athletic Slim Chinos

Athletic slim chinos are slim through the leg with extra room in the thigh, making them ideal for guys with more muscular legs. They’re designed with plenty of stretch for total comfort, so you’ll feel great wherever you’re headed—wearing with a polo for the golf course? That’ll work. Throwing on a short-sleeve button-up for last-minute happy hour plans downtown? We’ve got you covered there, too.


A note on color.



Just like with jean washes, you’re going to want to have a few different colored chinos on hand for whatever occasions come your way. Here, you’ll find a wide range of versatile hues to wear and pair your way. Tan or khaki chinos are a no-brainer, as they work for every season and style. Speaking of (new) neutrals, green chinos can add a grounded hue to your look, especially when paired with lighter shades—we’re partial to a plain white tee. And for the guy whose style leans a little bolder, we have plenty of brighter, statement-making color options. Think dusty blue, seafoam and desert red. These chinos are especially fun when paired with geometric prints and breezy layers.


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