Trousers of all trades, the men's chino. These pants are extremely versatile, they are neat but also sporty and they are sturdy pants but also very comfortable. This makes the chinos extremely popular, as they are more formal than jeans and more comfortable than trousers. This makes the chino ideal for various occasions such as an evening on the terrace, an afternoon golfing with friends or even a wedding.
However, there’s one drawback to these versatile pants: Which one do you choose? There are so many different types of chinos, that it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you or your outfit. That's why we’ll tell you more about the different colors and patterns and about the difference between chinos and trousers!
Chinos and trousers, what's the difference?
Many men are confused about the difference between chinos and trousers. Because there are so many kinds of both, they have become very similar. However, the difference lies in the details. For example, the fabric of a chino is firmer, thicker and made of different materials. The fabric of trousers is thinner and usually of a wool or polyester blend. The fabric of a chino also contains stretch, which makes the pants more comfortable and provides more freedom of movement.
So many variations, so many combinations
There are so many different chinos. One has a nice check pattern, the other one a nice summer color and another has a seam over the leg. This is nice, because there’s always a perfect chino for you. However, it can also cause choice stress.
That is why we advise to first choose your chinos and then the rest of your outfit instead of the other way around. For example, do you opt for a nice check? Then combine this with a plain T-shirt or sweater in a color that is reflected in the check or matches the colors of the check. Are you going for plain chinos? Then almost anything is possible here. A nice shirt, a nice sweater or a T-shirt, whatever you want!