These are the 5 best pairs of chinos for spring

Spring has well and truly sprung — and chinos are a seasonal staple. We've rounded up the best pairs to wear this year...

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of spring. The chirruping birds, the wind rustling through the leaves, even those predictable April showers. It’s the happiest, most hopeful of seasons. 

And what better style to see in the sunshine with than a pair of trusty chinos? As well as being the perfect option for warmer climes, they’re endlessly versatile. Returning to the office? Pull on a pair of chinos, and you’ll look smart from 9-to-5. Planning a date once pub gardens reopen? Chinos epitomise the elusive ‘smart-casual’ dress code. Invited a group of friends over for a post-lockdown barbecue? Chinos will do it. Staycation? Dinner party? Weekend walk? Chinos, chinos, chinos. 

And, luckily for you, we’ve rounded up a selection of five pairs to wear this season. So spring clean that wardrobe, and invest in the best below…

Ralph Lauren Straight Stretch Chinos

Spring isn’t a reason (or indeed the season) to hold back. Nature itself is telling you to celebrate colour, vibrance and joy — have you seen those flowers blooming? They know what’s what. So we’d recommend taking the foliage-inspired plunge, and opting for the brightest pair of chinos you can find. And Ralph Lauren is a pretty good place to start. 

In ‘Washed Forest Green’ (though they also come in ‘Nantucket Red’, if you’re so inclined), this pair of chinos is the optimum choice for spring. Complete with an extra stretch and constituting a sublime cotton-blend, they’re the epitome of relaxed comfort. But don’t conflate comfort with gaucheness: their straight fit means you’ll be exuding suave sophistication with every chino-clad step. 

These are the 5 best pairs of chinos for spring

Ralph Lauren Straight Stretch Chinos

£145

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Sunspel Stretch Slim Fit Chinos

For those who aren’t quite willing to embrace a splash of colour in their wardrobes — we understand. Sometimes, understated style is best. That’s why we’ve selected this pair of ultra-versatile navy slim fit chinos from masters of class and tradition Sunspel

With a classic flat-fronted design, this pair has been made from a lightweight stretch cotton twill, garment-dyed to guarantee ultimate softness. They’ve also been created with exquisite attention to detail; the horn buttons adorning the back pockets are proof of that. If you’re opting for a sleek look with discreet gentlemanly adornments, then look no further. 

These are the 5 best pairs of chinos for spring

Sunspel Stretch Slim Fit Chinos

£135

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Sir Plus Brushed Cotton Chinos

Organic cotton has been used to create these debonair chinos from Sir Plus. And not just any organic cotton — Italian brushed organic cotton. With sustainably sourced corozo buttons, a notched waistband and a uniquely tapered fit, this pair cares for both the environment and your style needs in one. 

Plus, in our book, these subtly coloured chinos win every time. They’re perfect for that endless versatility we’ve already harped on about; suiting a wide array of occasions and and environments. And their appeal extends beyond our humble British Isles — with the light tan colour found stepping out in both St Tropez and the French Riviera alike. 

These are the 5 best pairs of chinos for spring

Sir Plus Brushed Cotton Chinos

£155

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Turnbull & Asser Classic 'Manson' Trousers

Burnt orange is the order of the day here: perfect for long, hazy evenings spent gazing at a Tuscan sunset (if that sounds good, we’ve got just the property for you…). But, while COVID-19 remains with us, we can guarantee these classic chinos, courtesy of Turnbull & Asser, will serve you just as well on the King’s Road. 

Putting a modern spin on the traditional, these cotton chino Manson trousers are tailored in Italy (where else?) from soft cotton twill. They exude casual comfort from every thread; especially since they’ve been given a touch of stretch. Dig out your croquet mallets because, even if you don’t win, these versatile chinos will guarantee you’re the most stylish man on the lawn. 

These are the 5 best pairs of chinos for spring

Turnbull & Asser Classic 'Manson' Trousers

£225

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Charles Tyrwhitt Ultimate Non-Iron Chinos

Charles Tyrwhitt has delivered the goods. After all, green is the quintessentially seasonal spring colour — the colour of freshness and new beginnings — and these dark green chinos will see you doffing your cap to the new season, whilst epitomising the smooth, suave style every gentleman should aspire to. 

This pair sees the classic style modernised, crafted from lightweight, breathable cotton to guarantee some welcome coolness on those surprisingly stifling May afternoons. And their innovative finish makes them miraculously resistant to stains, creasing and bacteria. Come June 21st, this pair is your ideal option: by the end of the night (several bars and clubs later), they’ll be looking as pristine as they did that morning. 

These are the 5 best pairs of chinos for spring

Charles Tyrwhitt Ultimate Non-Iron Chinos

£70

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