A light fabric for a cool style: men's chinos by Esprit
Practical, comfortable and chic: chinos are real all-rounders and
great to wear in both summer and winter. The straight cut makes them the right choice for every occasion – whether leisure, holiday or business. chinos provide a stylish alternative to jeans and formal trousers – and are available in many on-trend colours. Find your new chinos in our online shop!
Much more than just a stylish basic for men
Chinos are real fashion favourites and popular with men and women alike. and no wonder, as with their comfortable style these twill trousers are so easy to wear. Men's chinos are cut a little looser at the waistband, then become narrower on the leg. Another hallmark of the trousers are the characteristic side pockets – rear pockets are usually only hinted at in men's chinos. The materials used are cotton, organic cotton, twill or a mix of materials with a stretch component, especially for skinny chinos.
A real men's wardrobe classic that's so easy to combine
Simplicity itself – these cotton trousers are suitable for leisure, at the office and even at elegant events. Combined with a jacket and shirt, chinos can be worn as an alternative to more formal trousers. The straight shape, firm cotton fabric and classic pockets make them a little less severe but still give a fashionable and formal look. With white trainers and a shirt, you're casual at the office. Add a tie and you're ready for the next meeting. If you want to look particularly casual, you can also roll up your shirt sleeves. Combining with a thin pullover or a striped T-shirt creates a casual look for a Sunday brunch.
Down under: shoes to match chinos
When it comes to footwear, men's chinos are easy to combine. Boat shoes are among the classic companions to men's leisure trousers, as are all kinds of trainers. Loafers and chukka boots are a mixture of casual and chic. The Derby, as a classic leather shoe can be combined well with chinos, Budapesters or brogues are best chosen in a suede variant.
Tip: a trench coat, parka, denim jacket, blouson jacket, leather jacket or a short coat – all will complete your chino outfit.
Who can wear chinos?
Quite simply: everyone. Chinos are suitable for every body shape. This casual cut with its straight leg emphasizes the advantages of your figure, both the fit and the wide range of colours and materials make chinos suitable for every clothing style. Basically, the perfect men's chinos should be comfortable and sit on your hips without a belt. Baggy and oversize looks do not go well with chinos, other trousers can do that better. Let's look at what fit you should choose:
Are you a small build? Choose a slim fit
Your ideal models are skinny chinos or a slim fit version – they make your legs look longer and give a taller impression. Avoid wide-leg trousers that make you appear shorter. Vertical stripes are also advantageous, such as:
- Crease stripe
This way you achieve an elegant look suitable for an occasion such as a wedding or interview. Tucking the shirt into your trousers will make your legs will look a little longer.
Do you have a slim build? Anything is possible
You can wear men's chinos in any fit. Whether slim, regular fit or skinny, in light or dark colours – chinos will suit you. Try out new looks and discover combinations that emphasize your figure: how about patterned shirts and subtle accessories?
Or are you a heavier build? Stretch chinos for men
Dark colours are a better choice for you because they make you look slimmer: in classic black or dark blue – a couple of pounds have been spirited away. Tone-on-tone combinations with shirts in similar colours are also recommended. The important word here is stretch: choose trousers that have a percentage of elastane and therefore adapt to every movement. If your chinos taper downwards, this also has an advantageous effect on your figure.
On-trend: show your ankles
You can choose to follow trends or not. If you do want to follow the current trend, then turn up the leg of your chinos a little to show the ankle. This makes your legs look longer and in summer cools you down. But this only looks casual if you observe the following:
- Turning up three times ensures an optimal height.
- Only turn up narrow trousers, a wide leg is unsuitable for this.
- Fold straight so that the fabric does not wrinkle.
- Trousers shouldn't be turned up at more formal events.
Style with responsibility: Esprit men's fashion
For 51 years we have been committed to designing fashion that meets the spirit of the times. High quality, affordable and sustainable. We treat people and the environment with respect by producing durable products with the highest possible proportion of recyclable and sustainable materials. Short transport routes ensure a better carbon footprint and ensure that your chinos ordered online are with you quickly using climate-neutral shipping.