A few weeks ago, I met up with the Penguin team at their store in Soho to talk Chinos. Chinos are the jeans of the summer, particularly for those of us who can’t exist in over 50 degree weather. We shot and I styled a few looks for the summer—one for the office, one for the beach and one for the weekend. Think Nantucket, because I’m always thinking Nantucket. You can catch all the pics and some videos in which I wax on about chinos for a few minutes on Penguin’s site.
As an aside, I’ve been rolling in a pair of these chinos since the shoot and they don’t disappoint, just sayin’.
milamiasmic asked about how to wear a pair of gray chinos she just got. she’s used to wearing skirts or skinny pants so chinos are definitely a little out of her comfort zone. chinos are great for spring and summer, a nice alternative to shorts if you can’t wear them. i almost always roll them and often buy them in a waist size up to have some give. women can do the same thing, no problem. the birds in the shots above (all from the sartorialist) pull them off quite nicely. so take a page from them and keep it simple-roll em up and throw on a t and a blazer.
oh update: apparently she wore them…and she did damn good.
more questions? keep askin’