How To: Style Chinos

Everyone’s job has different fashion requirements, but what we are seeing more these days is companies really relaxing their ‘uniform’ rules.

10 years ago it was essential that a suit was worn in the office but times are changing, and ‘smart casual’ has become more expectable.

BLACK TWILL SUIT | GRESHAM BLAKE
Black Twill Suit

My Father used to wear a suit to work every day, without fail. I remember him being hugely disappointed when ‘dress down Friday’ became the concept for the whole working week.  He explained to me that when he put on his suit, he felt ready to take the world on – he didn’t want to wear cloths he relaxed in to work. His suit was his armour.

Times have changed, and you can still take the world on in a ‘smart casual’ look.

When trying to achieve this look, I recommend going for a Gresham Blake chino or dark jean, with a well fitting blazer.

SMART CASUAL | GRESHAM BLAKE
Gresham Blake Chino with Jacket & Waistcoat

An open neck shirt is a really good way to finish a look off, I personally think a tie would be acceptable with a smart chino, but wouldn’t wear with a jean. The same goes for cufflinks. It’s all about getting that balance between smart and casual.

HOW TO DRESS FOR SMART CASUAL | GRESHAM BLAKE
This is not a Cactus shirt teamed with purple chinos.

All Gresham Blake Tailoring Consultants also offer styling sessions, if you’re unsure on what suits you, or what’s best for the occasion, pop in and see me in our Shoreditch store, or any member of our Brighton Tailoring team.

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