Beloved by everyone from streetwear-obsessives to preppy types, sartorial stalwarts to workwear addicts: the chino trouser is a veritable wardrobe hero, a menswear must-have no matter your personal style. Classic and oh-so-versatile, chinos seamlessly bridge the gap between smart and casual. Just like a plain white tee, classic leather loafers or your trusty blue jeans, chinos can be relied on for just about any occasion. Invest in a good pair (or three) and you'll reach for them time and again for years to come.

Scroll on for everything you need to know about integrating this underrated style saviour into your wardrobe, as well as our pick of the best chinos for men right now.

How to wear chinos

Business casual

As we've previously established, business casual is the workplace dress code du jour. If you want to look professional, but not too stuffy, chinos are your best bet. Team them with an Oxford shirt, brogues or derbies and a blazer and you're all set for a stylish return to the office.

Workwear-inspired

For a contemporary take on a classic workwear look, pair some heavy cotton chinos with a boxy overshirt and white leather trainers. It's a versatile look that will take you effortlessly from day to night.

Streetwear style

Inject your ensemble with a dash of streetwear-cool: opt for slightly wide-legged chinos and wear them with a hoodie, some retro-inspired sunglasses and high-top trainers.

The best chinos for men in 2022

Norse Projects Aros Heavy Chinos

We've previously waxed lyrical about Norse Projects' Aros Chinos and we will continue to do so. Crafted from heavyweight broken cotton twill, they're made to last. The classic silhouette and versatile hues like Oatmeal and Khaki mean they'll transcend trends and stand the test of time.

Artisan Lab Italian Standard Chinos

Artisan Lab partners with top notch Italian artisans to create the best possible products using the best possible materials. Such is the case with these perfectly cut chinos, which are tailored in a flattering semi-slim cut with a medium-high rise. Wear them with a white Oxford shirt and loafers for a comfortable yet office-appropriate ensemble.

Unrecorded Chinos

Made in Portugal from 100% organic cotton with natural corozo buttons made from tagua nuts, these Unrecorded chinos get major points for sustainability. The slightly tapered cut will lend your outfit just the right amount of sophistication.

Luca Faloni Cortina Cotton Chinos

Italian menswear maestro Luca Faloni makes some of the best chinos for men we've come across. Crafted in Northern Italy from premium cotton twill and blended with 3% elastane, they're super comfortable and made to mould to your body shape from the first wear. There are seven neutral hues to choose from.

ISTO. Chinos

Like everything Portuguese label ISTO. creates, these chinos are made to last. Crafted from 340gsm organic cotton, they strike the perfect balance between rigid and soft. Wear them with a worker's jacket and high top Converse for a fail-safe smart casual look.

ASKET The Chino

ASKET specialises in the production of timeless staples it believes should be part of every wardrobe. These versatile chinos fit that bill perfectly. Made from mid-weight Italian cotton-satin weave with a hint of stretch, they'll be your ultimate go-to for all-day comfort and ease-of-wear.

Neutrale Zip Pocket Chinos

Madrid-based brand Neutrale is all about keeping things simple and effortless, which it has achieved with these zip pocket chinos. They're as practical as they are stylish. Throw on a plain white tee, your favourite trainers and away you go.

WAHTS Porter Comfort Chinos

Dutch label WAHTS specialises in elevated essentials that fuse comfort and elegance. Case in point: these slim fit chinos that combine the style of trousers with the ease and comfort of sweatpants, thanks to their stretch waistband and stretch cotton construction.

L'Estrange Classic 24 Trouser

L'Estrange's 24 Trouser is a bestseller for a reason. Made from a lightweight organic stretch cotton with a hidden drawstring waistband, these are some of the comfiest chinos we've come across, yet their tailored fit lends them a refined elegance.

A Day's March Sunnyvale Classic Chino

These cotton twill chinos from Swedish label A Day's March are perfectly understated, making them ultra-versatile. Dress them up with an Oxford shirt and Derby shoes or keep it casual with white trainers and a plain tee.

Wax London Sand Cotton Twill Skye Trouser

Wax London's Skye Trousers are made from 98% cotton with 2% elastane for a little bit of extra stretch and comfort throughout the day. The straight leg fit and mid-rise will look flattering on every body shape.

Forét Army Brook Chinos

Forét makes some of the best chinos for men that we've come across, with a focus on functionality and comfort. Its Brook chinos are designed to take you wherever you need to go: whether you're commuting to work or enjoying a long walk in the countryside.

Closed Clifton Slim Chino

These chinos from Closed are the ultimate wear-anywhere trousers, perfect for work and play. Made from long-fibre pima cotton with a touch of elastane, they're sturdy yet soft.

Complete your look with a pair of perfectly pared back minimalist sneakers.