|Chinos, the suit trousers' summer cousin|
Saying chinos are in, is like saying trousers are all the rage for men at the moment. Chinos are always 'in' and they are always a great staple in any man's wardrobe. They are the more casual summer cousin to the suit trouser, a garment that can come in a multitude of different colours and be worn with shirts or t-shirts alike but still look smarter than jeans.
Here at A Suit That Fits I have a lot of customer who love the fit of our suits but are really hankering for something more casual at the weekend, chinos is the answer! Recently launched on our website by popular demand, I can't wait for the ladies version, wink wink nudge nudge!
A traditional pair of chinos would have been made of cotton twill and have evolved from military uniform, they tended to be made in quite muted colours. With the advent of chinos as a fashion item though they now come in many different colours. Cycling round London red chinos seems to be very much the rage but I have also seen colours as varied as yellow, green, even purple.
They can be worn with not only a varity of clothes, but also shoes. In this photo Zac Efron dons a pair of tanned chinos, giving them a more grungy look by pairing them with DMs.
Note though that because of the cut and style of chinos they still maintain an element of smart regardless of what footwear you put them with. In this photo above both Ashton Kutcher and Zac Efron are wearing converse for a more weekend look with Ashton going for a wide leg verses Zac's skinny. David Beckham has also gone with a slim fit putting his with tanned hiking boots and a silver dog chain for that footballer chic.
The real classic chino look though is demonstrated perfectly by Jude Law. A slate grey pair of chinos worn with a dark cashmere cardigan and grey pashmina. Subtle tones are always a winner, effortlessly chic!