Behind chinos and why every man needs them
Synonymous with preppy East Coast style, the timeless chino has been a wardrobe staple since the end of WWII. Simultaneously smart and casual, these classic cotton pants provide the backbone to the modern man’s wardrobe.
Finding the perfect chino should be effortless, whilst you may get lost in the right colour chino for you, the most important factor you should be considering is the fit. Don’t fall in the trap of them being too long or loose, they should be worn sleek and fitted rather than loose and baggy. If you need to, bring them to a tailor to get them hemmed as it will make all the difference and keep them casually classy.
One great thing about chinos is their versatility. For the casual look team with a white tee or untucked linen shirt or step it up with a jacket and business shirt for more formal occasions. With a history of over 100 years, it gives sentiment to the fact that if there is one staple pant every man needs in his wardrobe – its the chino.
In celebration of this much-loved classic, we go behind the scenes at Marcs HQ to understand what ma1kes our signature pants a wardrobe must-have for every season.
Known for its naturally crease-resistant properties, cotton stretch twill is the perfect choice for our Jimmy chinos. A softer brushed handle lends a smart casual edge to these classic pants.
Relaxed and tailored in fit with slightly more room in the thigh and leg, the Jimmy chino is well suited to those with a more athletic figure. Designed in a classic straight leg, in a nod to preppy American style.
A curved waistband ensures a comfortable yet streamlined fit. Pared back finishing touches including tonal button fastenings and stitching lend a clean and modern edge.
Our Baltic Chino is made using Cotton Stretch in a Sateen weave for a more luxe feel and appearance. This premium fabric is durable and strong, whilst maintaining a lightweight and comfortable feel.
Slim fitting all over for a sleek look; the Baltic chino is a perfect choice for smarter occasions or everyday office outfits. Clean and masculine inspired with a more tailored European aesthetic.
Minimalist details further enhance the feeling of effortless style and cool, making the Baltic chino a timeless choice for your smart casual wardrobe.