When it comes to cool summer days and hot summer nights, you sometimes have to look further than simply the quintessential pair of shorts. Not that I don’t enjoy a good pair of thigh highs, but it just seems so-typical. Honestly, some days no matter what the temperature is, you wake up and think, “I just don’t want to wear shorts today.” I don’t fault you for it. It’s totally normal.
Meet my new best friend. The Garment Dyed Chinos from bonobos.com. The site boasts of one of the most user friendly shopping experiences a guy could hope for-while season after season putting out some major staples to any man’s wardrobes. Check it out.
Seriously, dudes. This pant has some big-time amenities while offering great fit and comfortability. Giving a bit more structure for all of your ever moving summer activities, they’re freedom-for the refined man. These richly hued, garment-dyed pants come in fantastic neutrals to balance out all of the light-bright colors I’m seeing for shirts this summer. But the fit is definitely my favorite part. Tapered from the knee down-they’re slim fitting but still classically styled. Which means a major victory for those of us who want well fitting but still classy pants.
What to wear them with:
While I would put chino pants down as one of the most versatile pieces in a man’s wardrobe, I do have a couple suggestions. 1) Since the pants themselves are very refined, feel free to really bring out the crazy up top. A floral shirt like the one seen in the photo above is a great way to create an element of playfulness in your outfit. 2) To rock a more urban vibe, pair them with combat boots and a cool leather jacket. The pants dress it up a bit while still keeping you cool with the twill fabric. I personally rock this kind of look alot-try using the grey slim tailored pair with a red top. Slate goes oh so good with red. 3) Probably the most classy way to sport the Garment Dyed Chino is to pair them with a nice button up and blazer (Also shown below). Polish up the look by rolling the cuffs and adding some dramatic lace ups. To dress it down just a tad, add some leather or metal bracelets to give you that “edgy-cool” factor that everyone wants!
Honestly, you can’t really screw it up. Chino pants are a great way to balance just about any outfit. Have fun. And be sure to check out bonobos.com
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