Sweatpants have gotten us all through the past year, and we couldn't be more grateful for the comfort and ease afforded by their elasticated waistbands. However, it's about time we broadened the scope of our wardrobes and started reintroducing 'real' items of clothing – garments that give off an air of put-togetherness, that are designed to be worn beyond our living rooms. Enter the Aros chino, a classic chino trouser style from Norse Projects, a Copenhagen-based brand renowned for its pared-back Scandi aesthetic.

In typical Norse Projects fashion, the Aros manages to fuse functionality and style in the most seamless way. Its highly practical nature is a given: available as a classic straight cut chino in a heavyweight broken cotton twill, or as a more lightweight trouser in a stretch cotton twill with a mid rise and a slim leg, it's designed for ease of wear, comfort and durability. Both styles are offered in an array of versatile hues like oatmeal, khaki and navy, so you can choose your favourite or – even better – stock up on a few different colours.

Whether you opt for the heavyweight or lightweight style, you can be guaranteed a reliable pair of casual trousers that you'll reach for year-round. Their inherent versatility and timelessness make them a perennial wardrobe staple. Team them with a worker jacket and Chelsea boots for a contemporary take on workwear style, dress them up with a button-up shirt, blazer and brogues, or keep it simple with a plain white tee and sneakers. This is a trouser that deserves pride of place in every man's wardrobe.

Get to know Norse Projects better with our introduction to the brand.