No one can seem to come to a consensus on what the term “business casual” actually means. But there’s one thing they do agree on: It definitely involves wearing chinos.
The cooler cousin of the khaki — etched onto our consciousness by these amazing Dockers commercials of the ’90s — has found its footing with men who want to strike the middle ground between the casual look of jeans and the business look of trousers. But where chinos of the ‘90s were billowy and reeked of a stuffy boat club, these are the upgraded, slimmed-down, ready-for-anything pants that won’t stand out at the office, will blend in at the bar after work, and, thanks to a touch of stretch material added in, will handle any situation thrown your way.
Here are the ones you should get right now.