The Navy Chino Spectrum


Styling Tip

Consider switching up the classically prep "navy blazer, khaki pants" silhouette with a khaki sport coat or field coat.

Your khakis don't have to be, well, khaki. And if current offerings from some of our favorite brands are any indication, your go-to pair of chinos this spring are going to be navy. Seeing something of a resurgence, especially in formalwear, where navy tuxedos are popping up as a solid alternative to black, the color's versatile enough to go with anything from deep browns to the pale blues we commonly associate with oxford shirts. They're perfect for transitional weather and are an ideal pinch hitter for your favorite pair of jeans. From military-spec interpretations of slim-fitting, rugged chinos to slightly more luxurious takes on the silhouette made from Italian or Japanese fabric, here are a few pairs in a range of prices.


Dockers, $59

The brand's most popular pants, with a low-rise, tailored fit and slight taper at the ankle.


Outlier, $98

Made from military-spec nylon/cotton blend, these densley-woven chinos are tougher than denim.


Unis, $198

US-made from soft Italian cotton in Unis' awesome slim Gio silhouette with a slight taper.


J.Crew, $70

A slim cut, hard-wearing pair of pants with a low-rise, slant pockets and modern feel.


Club Monaco, $130

A slim-straight fit cotton pant with a button-fly, more formal waist tab and deep indigo color.


Brooklyn Tailors, $285

Made from 100% Japanese selvedge twill with grey corozo buttons and a brass closure.


Published on

February 26, 2013

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