The Best Chinos to Keep Things Sharp This Spring

Alex Mill Standard Pleated Pant in Chino

A modern cut? Check. The classic Khaki Chino color? Check. Detailed with cross-stitching and a coin pocket? Check. Pleated? Double check. What else could you need from a pair of pants? They go with anything, wear in nicely and will never let you down.

The Best Overall

J.Crew Giant-Fit  Chino Pant

Under Brendon Babenzien’s watchful eye, J.Crew has grown from an outdated menswear retailer to one of the cutting-edge design houses in a matter of a few short years. The new J.Crew Giant-Fit Chino — massive, pleated and ready to skate — is testament to the new era of menswear we’re entering.

The Updated Classic

Officine Générale Hugo Belted Pleated Cotton Trousers

French label Officine Générale is all about re-inventing iconic styles, but their Hugo Trousers, complete with luxury-esque features such as the built-in belt and heavy-drop fit, are a new example of what chinos can and should be.

The Modern Masterpiece

Tom Ford Straight-Leg Cotton Chinos

Tom Ford’s chinos are the epitome of what the style should be: straight-legged for an elevated (but not slouchy) fit, and cut from premium Japanese cotton, they’re luxury incarnate.

The Luxury Choice

Thom Browne Slim-Fit Tapered Striped Cotton-Twill Chinos

If you’re not familiar with the second Thom on our list, you should be. Mr. Browne is well known for his shrunken suits and white-striped branding, but his excellent chinos (with that bit of TB flair) are equally as quality. Woven from a pure cotton-twill blend akin to wearing clouds, they’re style-conscious and comfortable.

The Fashion-Forward Selection

Flint and Tinder  365 Pant

There’s no other way to say it: we love the Flint and Tinder 365 Pant. Maybe it’s the perfect slim cut. Maybe it’s the year-long warranty. Maybe it’s just the look of them.

The Old Faithful

Everlane The Performance Chino

A true performance pant —  sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and have 4-way stretch — sans that goofy tech pant sheen, the Everlane Performance Chino is made to stand up to daily wear and tear.

The Performance Pick

Our goal here is simple:  to help you live a more adventurous,  eventful and engaging life.