Chino pants are a classic men's fashion look. They offer the comfort of jeans with a sleeker, slightly more formal look. These pants are one of the most versatile items in any man's wardrobe as they can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. If you don't own any men's chinos yet, then the range on Zalando will give you all the options you need. If you're not sure which ones to pick, consider what kind of fit you prefer in jeans. High-waisted or low-waisted, slim fit or relaxed, cropped or long. We've got options to cover every preference.
Chino fabric itself was originally used in military uniforms, prized for its durability and comfort. This is one of the most important aspects of chinos and why they've become such a tried and true favourite for so many men. Simply put, they're comfortable and flexible, so finding your perfect fit is easy. They're also quite light, which makes them a perfect option for the warmer months. Most are made from cotton twill; however, some include a little bit of elastane to add some extra stretch and some include modern technologies for extra weather resistance.
The classic chinos come in a beige khaki colour, but there are plenty of different options that suit different seasons and styles. Generally, they'll still be muted shades like navy blues, olive greens and stone greys. Pair any colour of chinos with a white linen shirt for a look that leans into chino's relaxed vibes. Match a dark pair with your favourite winter sweater for a cold-weather look that's both cosy and chic.
Style your men's chino pants, your way
There are endless ways to style men's chino pants to suit different personal preferences and different occasions. Pair your chinos with a polo tee and boat shoes for a classic European vacation look. Add a pair of sunglasses and a sports coat to truly complete the look. This easy-breezy summertime look works especially well with light-coloured chinos, including the classic khaki.
Swap your polo for a shirt and your boat shoes for dress shoes and suddenly you're ready for dinner at your favourite restaurant. While men's chino pants generally aren't recommended for formal business wear, they'll slip seamlessly into any business-casual wardrobe. Darker colours will usually work best in these environments and you can also use your favourite belt and a suit jacket to dress it up even further. On Zalando, we also have chinos with a slight pattern or a unique closure that can also look more formal.
For the most everyday look, grab a white tee and your favourite sneakers and you'll be ready to run errands or catch up with friends in a laid-back yet put-together look. From this outfit, an athleisure-style cross-body bag gives it more of a street-style look, while a leather satchel adds just a touch of formality. Without jeans you don't need to worry about a denim-on-denim clash, so add your favourite denim jacket.
Chinos you'll love for life
Once you've bought one pair of chinos, you'll definitely want to round out your wardrobe with a few more. Rounding out your wardrobe with different styles and slightly different cuts will give you the long-lasting pieces you need. Some of our chinos even come in two-packs so if you see a style you love, you can easily get it in multiple colours. On Zalando, we have a number of different brands and multiple options from each brand. So, if you find a designer you love, you can grab the other chinos in their collection with confidence.
Most chinos will benefit from a little extra care and attention. They should usually be washed with cold water on a delicate machine cycle. Additionally, while you want to wash them when they need washing, avoid washing them too much. Hanging them on the line dry, or bringing them into the bathroom while you shower can give them a quick refresh between washes.
Check the Size and Fit tab on Zalando to get information on our men's chinos measurements and fit. We offer information about the rise on the waist, whether the shape is regular, slim or tapered and where the length sits. Plus, you can get detailed information about each item's material and care needs so you can buy with confidence.