Plenty of ink has been spilled extolling the virtues of chinos, so we’ll presume you’re well aware of their essentialness.
In fact, you’re probably wearing a pair now.
We’ll just say this: a classic is a classic, from British officer khaki to the go-to-hell variety. And it doesn’t matter what the menswear rags are telling you this month—you’ll be wearing chinos of every stripe, year after year, regardless of #menswear’s current whim. So in the event that you’re in the market for a new pair or two, we’ve rounded up your best options on the Internet right now. Without further ado, the six pairs of chinos your late-spring requires.»
This snap of James Dean strolling New York City in a pair of khaki chinos comes from a 1993 Gap campaign unearthed by How to Talk to Girls at Parties. The series of photos features some of the greatest men’s style icons—from Ali to Dalí—going about their daily lives, wearing the simple summer pant. It’s a nice reminder of how style is timeless.