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Chinos: They can be found at just about any brand offering the best work clothes for men, but Bonobos has what I would argue to be one of the largest and arguably the best selection — and the company is still finding new ways to update the wardrobe staple.
Bonobos has steadily grown its range of the best chinos for men to total hundreds of custom size and fit combinations, which is more than any other menswear brand in existence. In short, it’s safe to stay that if you’re looking for the best chinos for men, Bonobos has the pair you want. Find exclusive deals on our Coupons site to potentially save even more on Bonobos chinos.
What they’re like to wear
For my initial Bonobos review, I tried the tan khaki Stretch Organic Cotton Chinos in a slim fit because I wanted a casual and somewhat loose-fitting pair for summer. Plus, I believe this is the fit most people will gravitate towards. The pants have a small amount of added stretch for comfort, but they’re far from what I would consider being performance or commuter wear. Regardless, I had no gripes after wearing them all day for work. This style has since been upgraded to Stretch Washed Chino 2.0, which has almost identical specs as its predecessor, but this time with way more color options.
I found that Bonobos’ version of “skinny” isn’t overly restrictive or what most people would consider being too skinny. I wore them a handful of times while on vacation had a good range of motion without feeling like I was wearing leggings or tights. Between the two fits, I personally like the skinny pair more because it fits my body type better.
Much like the ready-to-wear Bonobos Daily Grind Suit I’ve reviewed, the Bonobos Stretch Organic Cotton Chinos — and all of the brand’s other chinos — essentially eliminate the need to invest time and money on custom-made chinos, (which I’ve also had positive experiences with). The pant sizes come in 28 to 46 for the waist and 28 to 36 for inseam lengths, which is a wide enough range to fit men of almost all shapes and sizes. Any time I’ve ordered from Bonobos, my items arrived in a couple of days, which is much quicker than the turnaround time on any custom garment.
Read our full review of the Bonobos Daily Grind Suit.
My favorite part about wearing chinos is that you can style them to be a little bit more formal like the Bonobos model in penny loafers above or to be more casual, like myself in low-top Clarks Wallabees and polo shirts from Public Rec and Ralph Lauren. My personal style tends to stay on the casual side, but when I need to be more formal, chinos go where even the best jeans for men can’t. For the great fit and versatility of the first-gen style alone, I’m already considering stocking up on the retrofitted Stretch Washed Chino 2.0 with my own money.
The bottom line
Again, starting at an average of $75, Bonobos’ chinos are amid the best affordable work clothes for men — and one of the only brands that offers so many ways to personalize them. The signature Stretch Washed Chinos 2.0 come in 18 colors and five different fits, and through the ordering process you end up learning more about what it takes to find the ideal pants for living in. A solid pair of chinos like Bonobos’ will sharpen your look when worn with whatever you already own.
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