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What are the Best Chinos and How Can You Wear Them?

Men’s denim is almost always a great option for whatever the occasion. Styles like straight leg or slim leg jeans are comfortable, versatile, and flattering. However, you need more than a pair (or two) of great jeans in your closet. 

The best chinos make for an excellent, go-to alternative to denim. The classic look of a men's straight-leg chino can go from casual to formal for any occasion, and ours are made of a lightweight twill fabric that’s perfect for year-round wear.

Let’s dive into what defines the best chinos for men and how you can wear this classic style any time of year. 

What to Look for in the Best Mens Chinos

Making sure your chinos fit properly is the best way to avoid the “dad pant” look. Most pairs – whether a mens bootcut chinos or a slimmer style – are defined by their lightweight twill fabrication and look of a classic trouser. Then, pairs can vary based on cut, color, and style. So, how should the best chinos fit?

Wearing Chinos at the Waist

Look for a pair of chinos with a regular or mid rise. You want them to feel like they fall naturally at your waist, neither sagging too low or rising too high.

Matt Relaxed Straight Leg In British Khaki Twill

If you’re looking for the best chinos in a rise slightly higher than a regular rise, try an option like our Matt Relaxed Straight Leg In British Khaki Twill. The 11” mid rise and roomy straight leg ensure maximum comfort while still looking sleek and tailored in ultra-soft brushed twill and a classic khaki hue.

Finding the Right Leg Fit

Similar to the waist, getting the leg fit right in the best chinos is all about finding a pair that feels neither too constricting nor too loose. 

Johnny Slim Chino In Black Sateen Twill  |  Zach Straight Leg In British Khaki Twill

Use your leg shape as a guide. For example, if you have slimmer legs, opt for a slim chino like Johnny Slim Chino In Black Sateen Twill. Have larger calves? Go for the endlessly versatile Zach Straight Leg In British Khaki Twill.

Outfit Ideas to Wear With Your Best Chinos

Though mens chinos get a reputation for being semi-formal or formal-wear only, they are actually very versatile. You don’t need to be on a golf course to rock a modern pair of chinos that look stylish, sleek, and contemporary.

Casual Chinos Outfit

To quickly take your chinos from semi-formal to casual, all you need to do is roll up the hem! Johnny Slim Chino In Khaki Diagonal Twill is a great pair to do this with. Try pairing a cuffed chino with a mens jean shirt for a complete look that’s versatile, effortless, and sophisticated all at once.

Johnny Slim Chino In Khaki Diagonal Twill

Wearing Chinos for the Office and Formal Occasions

The best chinos get their classy reputation for a reason. These sleek pants make for a great office or formal outfit when paired with a button-down shirt and tie (add a suit jacket if it’s for a classier affair!). 

Matt Relaxed Straight Leg In Grey Twill

For a roomier, more relaxed fit that’s still an elevated look, try a straight leg like Matt Relaxed Straight Leg In Grey Twill. The classic grey hue and tailored leg gives these a sophisticated look that’s still super comfortable thanks to the soft twill, comfy mid rise, and roomy straight leg.

Johnny Slim Chino In Stone Diagonal Twill

For a more modern option that’s still CEO-worthy, Johnny Slim Chino In Stone Diagonal Twill is a slim fit chino with a regular rise and diagonal texture in a sleek dark grey. It’s a timeless yet contemporary option that shows how the best chinos for men can be flattering, comfortable, and versatile.

Finding the best chinos lets you enjoy a comfortable, classic style that’s an excellent alternative to your favorite skinny jeans for men. Follow these tips to find your right fit and how to wear them for any occasion.