Guide – The Dress Chino
What really characterizes a couple of good chinos, why does it have an obvious place in the wardrobe and how do we best match it? At Blugiallo we offer ‘dress chinos’ – a trouser that is the result of our work on design, quality and fit in harmony. Our chinos fit a variety of occasions both everyday and on weekends. The properties make the trousers more casual than a wool trousers and at the same time more dressed than denim, in between these two classics the chinose has an obvious place in the base wardrobe.
The history of Chinos
To understand the use, we must first look back at the story. The Chinos has a history that goes back about a hundred years and the quality is often referred to as a more stylish alternative to the established jeans.
However, the story begins with the British army which began to use the cotton material for its durability and compliance which made the trousers ideal for the army’s work in the field. The color most strongly associated with chinos is undoubtedly ‘khaki’, which originated in the British uniform. As the pants spread in the army, it came to create influences for use in other contexts as well. During the development of the ‘Preppy’style in the 50s and 60s, the cotton pants came to play a significant role. A style that many universities in the US and the UK paved the way for, where the trousers were characterized by a slightly wider silhouette and trousers finish.
The fit of a pair of Blugiallo chinos is adapted just like any other garment according to your unique body measurements. When measuring, we can, for example, adjust the waist size, waist height, thigh-knee-foot width and the length of the pants. When it comes to the fit of a dressed-up chinos, we prefer to work with a well-tailored trousers with a clear case, a slightly higher waist and a width of the pants that does not go out of time. It creates a trouser that is just as stylish to wear, together with a shirt or knitted sweater, as to a more dressy style with a jacket on top.
Our chinos are produced in Italy with selected fabrics that are particularly well suited for a chinos trousers. Among other things, we work with the weaving mill Olimpias, which is one of the world’s foremost in the production of high quality cotton fabrics.
We usually work with four different qualities; cotton twill, ’broken twill’, corduroy och moleskin. Cotton twill comes in a washed quality of 310 grams. This quality is perhaps the one we associate most with the classic chino pants. ‘Broken twill’ has a weak zig / zag pattern and comes in a stronger 450 gram quality. Corduroy is a narrow gauge manchester in cotton with a weight of 410g. Mole leather is a heavier cotton quality that has been brushed during the manufacturing process and has a soft ‘suede-like’ surface. All of our fabrics come in several colors. Every fabric has its advantages and our experts are happy to help you find the right one online or through our showroom.
A good starting point for a couple of chinos is often that they fit a smart casual look. As standard, our chinos have belt buckles, simple pleating and a stroke at the end of the pants which gives a slightly more tailored look. With these design choices, the trousers become more stylish to wear to a jacket and shirt, while giving a more luxurious feel to a simple match with, for example, a knit garment at the top.
Are you interested in a pair of dressed chinos from Blugiallo?