chinos, khaki’s, cotton trousers- whatever you want to call them- they are essential, a need, a must! easy, casual, simple, and a classic!

chinos come in all shapes and styles- skinny, slim, straight, relaxed or wide legged- light weight, twill, canvas, washed or broken in cotton. make them your own- roll them, fray them, patch them, paint them. something for everyone! timeless, season less, all- american style all year round!

easy with a grey tee or grey sweatshirt. casual with a blue or white shirt. simple for work with a blazer or a sweater. classic anytime with a trench. for those of you with lots of chic- wear in the evening with a tuxedo jacket, black tie and velvet stubbs and wootton slippers. chic, chic, chic!

chinos- all day, any day, everyday- super easy, super casual, super simple, super classic! all- american chic!

my favorite places for men and women to buys chinos- the gap, jcrew, club monaco, banana republic.

some specialty options- save khaki, rrl, masons chinos


wear with a grey sweatshirt, navy peacoat and a turban-why not- chic!

rolled up- no socks

layer with a military jacket- love, love, love this look!

classic with a white shirt- natalia vodianova- vogue- mario testino photograph

perfect with a navy blazer

wear with grey cashmere sweater tucked in and bright socks

blue shirts, grey ties, chinos- perfect!

wear with stripes and aviators- add a pop of color!

paul newman- wear with white shirt and a vee neck

easy, casual, cool

skinny chinos- buttoned up with white shirt, navy blazer and tie

patti hansen in wide leg chinos- vogue- steven meisel photograph

wear with a denim shirt- always a good look!

chino head to toe- with yves saint laurent animal print slippers- chic!

katharine hepburn- chic, classic, timeless!

full leg chinos rolled up with patches- very cool!

blue shirts and grey blazers- looking good!

navy db blazer and a navy cashmere crew- love dark over light!

president kennedy and peter lawford

paint splattered chinos- cool detail!

love with grey and navy!

wear with a tee and converse all stars- man about town- paolo roversi photograph

easy with grey unconstructed blazer

red wings and paint

easy, casual, neutral

grace kelly- wear with a chunky neutral sweater!

super stylish with suede, chambray and yellow!

wide legs rolled up with grey tee and glen plaid blazer- chic over the shoulders!

easy, casual, classic

wear with a trench, white tee and converse all stars- amber valetta-vogue- steven meisel photograph

easy, casual, cool

steve mcqueen- wear with a worn-in sweatshirt- casual chic!

wear to work

easy, casual, comfortable!

cate blanchett- gorgeous and unexpected with a tuxedo jacket!

wrinkle, worn and cuffed- looking great with a black sweater and oil cloth barbour jacket- dark over light again!

easy, casual, classic

steve mcqueen- wear with stubbs and wootton evening slippers- chic, chic, chic!

Photographs by Tommy Ton, Vanessa Jackman, Mr. Newton, Phil Oh and The Sartorialist.

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