The 10 Best Chinos For A New Generation Of Guys - IMBOLDN
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Chinos, not to be confused with khakis, are more formal than khakis as they’re generally more fitted, and have slim or slightly tapered straight legs. Chinos also come in a wide range of colors, as opposed to khakis, which come in one color – you guessed it – khaki.

Chinos are highly versatile as they can be worn to the office or when you’re out on the town with your significant other. The editors here at IMBOLDN have rounded up their picks for the 10 best chinos for men, so look no further if you’re in the market to add these functional pants to your wardrobe.

J.Crew Giant Fit Chinos

J.Crew’s Giant Fit Men’s Chinos are a throwback to the ‘90s with their wide fit but updated with contemporary details like plenty of space through the hip and thigh and a longer rise. Made from 100% cotton twill that’s stone-and-enzyme washed, the pants are just soft enough to feel lived-in from the first time you put them on. Beautifully finished, the chinos have a natural seeded cotton interior waistband with binding, angled hand pockets, back double-welt pockets with buttons and sturdy belt loops. Available in six different colors.


Wythe New York Flat Front Cotton Linen Chinos

Wythe New York makes its chinos from a breathable, comfortable cotton/linen blend in a color based on the original ‘40s U.S. chino style. The chinos are prewashed and softened so that they look and feel lived-in from the start. Made in India, these chinos have a vintage fit that will look good no matter where you wear them. Available in Churro Brown, Natural Unbleached, and Faded Olive.


Everlane The Performance Chino

These Everlane chinos check all the boxes – they’re sweat-wicking, quick-drying, boast an authentic chino look, and have a 4–way stretch. Made from 94% Cotton and 6% Elastane, these pants fit slim through the hip and thigh and are finished off with a slightly tapered leg with a regular rise. Available in a choice of seven different colorways.


Buck Mason Slub Twill Maverick Slim Officer Pant

The Maverick Slim fit pants are, as the name suggests, mid-rise, slim through the thighs, with a taper below the knee. The pant’s cotton twill has a light slub texture that has been brushed to enhance its softness. Details include a Hollywood waistband (a fitted waistline with a facings rather than a waistband) with natural canvas interior detailing. The pants feature natural herringbone pocket bags with real corozo buttons. Available in six different colorways to choose from.


Jack Donnelly Twill Straight Chino M2

Handmade in the USA, these classic chinos are inspired by the original WWII chino. This pant boasts a traditional fit that sits right at the waist and is straight through the hip, thigh, and leg, with just the perfect amount of room for maximum comfort. The deep on-seam front pockets are made from genuine drill cloth and the back pockets are cut-in double welt. A coin pocket adds to the classic design of this chino. Available in two colors.


Taylor Stitch The Slim Foundation Pant

The Foundation pant is Taylor Stitch’s reinvention of the first military chinos celebrated for their comfort, versatility, and impressive ruggedness during the WWII era. Made with 100% organic cotton, the fabric is garment dyed and washed for a vintage feel. A slim fit pant that is narrow through the thigh and calf. Front slash pockets allow easy entry into pockets. There is a low-profile welt coin pocket inset at waistband and two back welt pockets. Available in six appealing colorways.


Relwen Flyweight Flex Chin

Constructed with a blend of cotton and spandex, Relwen’s Flyweight Flex Chinos boast a mountaineering-style crotch gusset and pleated knees that will easily move with you. These pants are as ready for a barbecue as they are for the office with their clean, tapered fit that are inspired by the original chinos worn by military officers. With classic side slit hand pockets and dual welt drop-in back pockets, these chinos come in a choice of five colors.


Alex Mill Vintage Washed Chino Pant

A classic straight leg fit defines Alex Mills chinos. The pants are built from a garment-dyed and washed cotton chino fabric for a vintage, lived-in look. Great to wear every day whether running errands or heading to the office. Adjustable tabs can be found at the waist which let you determine the fit that works for you. Available in three classic colors including Dark Navy, Faded Khaki, and Vintage Olive.


Vuori Cascade Tech Chino Pant

Lightweight and breathable, Vuori’s Tech Chino Pant is built with a performance stretch twill that has a soft hand feel and moves with you. For added weather protection, the fabric is treated with a water-resistant finish. The pants have classic side slit hand pockets with no back pockets. The available colors include Charcoal, Dark Oregano, and Fog.


Carhartt Master Pant

With a relaxed tapered fit, Carhartt’s Master Pants are constructed with the brand’s robust 8.8 oz. Denison twill, a midweight poly-cotton fabric. This pair of pants finds the perfect balance between slim-fit pants and wider workwear pants. They’re not baggy in the hips or seat, giving your body a bit of shape. The pants feature two side and back pockets with the Carhartt label sewn above the right rear pocket, and they come in eight different colorways.