Chinos have a reputation for being stuffy—the pants are a quintessential ‘80s look, straight out of The Preppy Handbook. Today, the best men’s chinos are not the kind your dad wore; the latest pairs come in modern fits, styles and fabric blends that make these pants a solid part of your everyday wardrobe. While old-school chinos were mostly made from durable, heavy cotton twill in earthy tones, they now come in lighter tech fabrics, with built-in stretch, and updated colors beyond the traditional khaki shades. Bottom line: Chinos have never been cooler and more comfortable.
If you’re thinking of adding a pair or two to your pants repertoire, we recommend chinos that are versatile enough to wear to work or casually on the weekends. They’re polished yet not fussy. Laidback but not overly relaxed to the point of being confused with sweats. Ahead, we rounded up the best men’s chinos on the market, all of which have excellent reviews and price points to suit your fashion needs and budget.