The return of the Chino: 8 styles to invest in now
In a world where ironic, dad leisure dressing is a brand's most profitable currency, we’re encouraging you to embrace a different, altogether more simple style of normcore; the humble chino.
We know, we know. Your dad probably has a pair. Your 4th grade history teacher probably had a pair, too. There’s not a soccer-dad on the planet who doesn’t own a pair of the beige, boot-cut pants – but bear with us, if you will. Having first found form in the 19th century for British military uniforms, the chino comes with a heady-dose of history that, like its fan-base, is not be sneered at.
Counting David Beckham and Brad Pitt as big-fit fans, the oh-so-versatile trouser should be viewed as the cooler, less crease-prone older brother of the modest linen, and the best part? Wearing it in an array of kaleidoscopic hues won’t have you instantly looking like a public-school toff. From unpretentious khaki to deep shades of mauve, explore the Esquire editors top picks to invest in now.
Thom Browne, Dhs1,972
Comme Des Garcons HOMME, Dhs1,207
Isaia at Mr Porter, Dhs1,855
Louis Vuitton, Dhs2,516
Louis Vuitton, Dhs2,700\
Palm Angels at Farfetch, Dhs2,813