Apr
19
2011
By
The Staff
of Valet.
 

The Slim Chino Spectrum

Chinos have experienced somewhat of a renaissance in recent years, emerging from the dark ages of triple pleats and ultra-relaxed cuts into an era of flattering fits and vintage-inspired detailing. Style icons like Paul Newman and Steve McQueen wore them best, with a slim cut and a devil may care attitude. Now you have your chance to channel classic American cool, no matter your budget.

- Reed Homan

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Uniqlo, $30 (call 877.4UNIQLO)

Made from West Point twill cotton, these chinos are simple, sturdy and stylish.

Dockers, $65

A retro cut with slightly tapered legs and slant pockets. Washed and rumpled.

Vanishing Elephants, $110

These soft twill chinos run extra-slim, and sport subtle taped seams.

Band of Outsiders, $285

Slim and straight with a notched waistband from the masters of laid-back Cali cool.

 
 

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