Chinos are possibly the most versatile pants you can have in your wardrobe. Whether you wear them to work or wear them at the weekend, their winning combination of style and comfort makes them the perfect choice for any smart casual occasion. At ETO Jeans, our range is available in an array of colours, cuts and washes, from classic khaki to navy blue, sand and black.
The story of these iconic trousers began in the British army of the 19th century when Sir Harry Lumsden had the bright idea of dying the white trousers worn by soldiers a dusty khaki colour. Later, US soldiers wore khaki pants made of cotton twill cloth made in China, hence the name Chinos. These pants became the signature look of the post-WW2 preppy style.
Chinos are tailored with a comfortable fit that falls midway between denim jeans and formal pants. They are the perfect choice for work, whether styled formally with an Oxford shirt and brogues or dressed down with a casual T-shirt and loafers. Either way, a blazer sharpens up the look.
Slim fit pants provide a trendy silhouette while the straight cut offers a slightly more relaxed fit that suits most men. Wide-cut styles are perfect for the heavier built gentleman as they balance out the body shape. The classic tailoring and fabric are far more comfortable than denim jeans in hot weather - just add shades and one of our ETO T-shirts. You could also try cuffing the hems for an effortless holiday look.
Chinos also look great in the winter paired with a textured knit and sturdy boots. Add a padded coat and you’re set for whatever the weekend has in store. Take a look at the ETO jeans collection, where you will discover designer styles in a variety of cuts, colours and sizes to suit every taste.