May' 1901

Fashion

Three ways to style, the classic chino

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Chinos are like great friends.  They’ll go anywhere with you, provide the perfect travel companion and never let you down.  They can fit in or stand out depending on the occasion and will always offer the perfect blend between smart and casual, you are never overdressed in chinos, nor underdressed.  They take their cue from the rest of your outfit and the only real constant is the sheer comfort.

When discussing wardobe staples, essential pieces for Spring, there’s no piece of clothing more ‘staple’ than the classic camel chino, a colour that can accompany pretty much any other colour and can be easily styled as part of almost any outfit!

Here’s my favourite 3 ways to rock the chino this season:

 

A Dependable Sidekick:

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If you’re looking for the perfect middle ground between smart and casual, then look no further than the classic Oxford shirt and merino knit combo.  This is one of my favourite looks for meetings in town and you’ll never feel out of place or under-dressed.

*With such unpredictable temperatures at the moment it’s also a solid option and if things get a bit too toasty, you can simply ditch the knit without sacrificing style.

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Get The Look:

Knitwear

Shirt

Chinos

Shoes

Bag

Specs

 

An Unfailing Friend:

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I’ve long had an obsession with suede bomber jackets, they are a great statement piece and ideal top layer for Spring.  The suede bomber works well with chinos and the differing textures add a nice bit of detailing.

Add some colour with pink or bright blue for the ultimate dressed down, relaxed look for Spring.

*It must be said that the weather can play a big part when wearing any form of suede, so always check the forecast before you decide to stump for this look!

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Get The Look:

Suede Bomber

Polo Shirt

Chinos

Specs

Shoes

 

An Icon:

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Dust off the double-breasted for the smartest way to rock the classic chinos this season and the ideal outfit for Spring weddings, race days or cheering on the teams at the Boat Race.

*A statement shirt needs to be paired with less overpowering colours and this makes the classic camel or beige chino the ideal partner to let the shirt do the talking.

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Get The Look:

Double-Breasted Blazer

Floral Shirt 

Chinos

Pocket Square 

Shoes

Specs 

 

What is your favourite way to style the classic chino this season?

C.