Chinos are a simple staple for any man’s wardrobe. Pulling off the chino look is easy, as long as you know how they should fit your body. Let us take you through how to fit and style your chinos properly, no matter the occasion.
You can find your perfect pair of chinos in any designer (or highstreet) store. Chinos are available in numerous amounts of styles, colours and cuts – all at varying prices too! With so many options out there, it can be difficult to find the right pair for you!
No matter the style of chino, you want them to fit right. When trying your chosen pair on consider:
Waist – You want the chinos to fit perfectly around your waist, without falling down and needing a belt. You also don’t want the waist to be too tight, making the chinos extremely uncomfortable. For chinos, the waist will sit lower than suit pants but should hit exactly where the waist of your jeans should be (between the upper and mid-hip bone area).
Thighs – The thighs don’t want to fit too tight, you don’t want to feel like it’s pulling at the knees when you walk or bend down. You should be able to pinch a minimum of 1 inch of fabric but no more than 1.5 inches on either side of your thigh.
Length – The length of your chinos depends on how you plan on wearing them. If you’re thinking of going sockless with your chinos, then go for a slight break. Doing this enables you to vary your look easier as you can just roll and unroll the bottoms as you please.
Now you know how your chinos should fit. You can learn how to style your picks here.