What Are Chino Shorts – Summer calls for shorts, and for many guys, chino shorts are the best option. Here are the best chino shorts you can buy right now (on any budget).
Unless you live in a really cold climate, you’ll probably need very short pairs to get you through the summer.
What Are Chino Shorts
Of course, you want good shorts that fit well and flatter your frame. Ideally, shorts should also be made of light clothing that breathes and be as cool as possible when you go out.
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Chino shorts tick all those boxes and then some. That’s why they’re one of our favorite types of shorts (especially for summer).
In this guide, we take a look at the best chino shorts for men you can buy today along with some outfit ideas and style advice.
Short on time? Here are our top three picks for the best chino shorts you can buy right now:
The word “chino” refers to the chino fabric from which the shorts are made. It is a strong and durable cotton twill fabric, making it great for pants and shorts.
Men’s Chino Shorts
This is why chino shorts tend to be thicker and more structured than, say, athletic shorts. The actual fabric they are made of is thick and strong. There are other cotton-based shorts, but for our money, chinos are the best and most comfortable cotton shorts for men.
Although chinos are a thick garment, they are also breathable. Since chino is a cotton-based fabric, it has similar properties to cotton, which is a breathable (but not moisture-wicking) fabric.
Chinos are basically chinos but, well, shorter. Chinos are popular for being versatile, comfortable pants, and chinos share these qualities while keeping you cool.
Although shorts are pretty basic when it comes to wardrobe, they can be styled in more ways than you might think.
Pascal Light Chino Shorts
This is as simple as it gets, but this is a big part of why it’s so timeless. There are a couple of modern updates here though, namely a more fitted t-shirt to match the fitted chino shorts.
While fitted t-shirts are best for most people, you can still go for a slightly more relaxed fit if you want some breathing room for those humid days.
Notice how the t-shirt is not too baggy. It’s a common mistake people make when wearing loose fitting t-shirts. The dress should not be too big, but it is good if you pull it down a little as we see here.
This is also a casual outfit, so whether you’re staying at home or going out, this outfit will keep you cool (and feeling you).
Structure Chino Shorts Mens Size 38 Navy Blue Back Flap Pockets 100% Cotton
The polo shirt has evolved over the past few years, but it’s still a staple, especially for summer.
Polos keep you cool but give a slightly dressier look than a t-shirt. That said, polo shirts can be just as versatile as t-shirts, especially if you choose polo shirts with minimal details and neutral colors.
A matching button-up will dress up your shorts, and other strategic details (like a pair of loafers) will elevate the outfit even more. This is a great choice for all kinds of summer events, from social gatherings to first dates.
App-wise, find something that inspires you. Cotton, linen, polyester and hemp (or other blends of these) are all good choices. Also, since chino shorts are structured, you’ll want to match that look by choosing a slimmer, more fitted button-down. (In other words, no flannels are too big.)
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Short sleeves with shorts is a winning combo no matter how you cut it. You can also play with the buttoning of the top – wearing a subtle pattern can add visual appeal while keeping your outfit polished.
For a little extra flair, try rolling up your shorts and/or shirt sleeves. This is an old trick to make your shorts look better if you have some that are just a little too long. On the other hand, you might like the look of rolled-up shorts.
Summer provides a great opportunity to experiment with wearing bold colors, but if you choose to do so, don’t go overboard. An easy solution is to pair a bold button-up with a pair of neutral shorts.
It’s even better if you can match the shorts with your shirt. Here’s a really good example of such color blocking in action:
Worker Chino Shorts
The button up has an odd, irregular shape that you don’t see often, but the matching shorts help tone it down and make the outfit look more formal.
You can apply the same technique to other bold designs. Floral prints are always a safe bet, but be careful not to choose anything too loud.
Wondering where to buy chino shorts? Look no further. Here are 5 handmade chino shorts in order from cheapest to most expensive.
Of course Amazon makes chino shorts, right? These shorts average around $15 per pair and are simple and functional.
Men’s Chino Shorts
Now, you’re not getting designer quality here, but all things considered, this is a good price for chino shorts. It’s best if you want to grab a few pairs, because you can get a lot without breaking the bank.
You know H&M for affordable, stylish clothes, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with their slim fit chino shorts.
These are a bit narrower than some of the other tights on this list, so you want to make sure they fit your foot size. That said, they are a good choice for short and thin/skinny people.
Unlike the Amazon Essentials shorts, these Goodthreads shorts are made from a blend of 98% cotton and 2% spandex, so you get a little more freedom of movement with these. They also have some nice color options – I’m a fan of the ‘Eiffel Tower’ shade.
Abercrombie Fitch Stripe Button Fly Mens Chino Shorts Sailboats Sz 28 (defect)
ASOS is a heavyweight for men’s fashion, especially when it comes to basics, so it’s no surprise that their chino shorts give you great value for money.
These are only $29. (No, that’s not a typo.) For the price, the quality of the writing here is amazing. Simply put, these are the best entry-level shorts.
At just $35, these are great for people who haven’t owned chinos before and want to try them out. They are 98% cotton and 2% elastane, so they will breathe and have excellent value.
You can choose from many neutral colors, including a nice camel tone and pure white. (Pro tip: White chinos look great with a contrasting black top.)
Mac Chino Short
The cotton/spandex blend gives you more movement than other shorts, which also makes them comfortable whether you’re sitting, standing or moving around. These come in 14 different colors, and you can choose between a 5.5″ or 7″ inseam.
You may know LL Bean for their classic boots, but they also make some cute (and very affordable) chino shorts.
These shorts are 100% cotton and wrinkle-free technology, so you won’t be ironing these every time you wear them. Because these shorts are crisp and clean, they’re perfect for a preppy look – think a polo shirt and boat shoes.
Yes, Abercrombie may have been your favorite store when you were in high school, but they make some great clothes for people of all ages. That includes these chino shorts.
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These are classic chino shorts with a summery vibe, perfect to combine with casual and preppy outfits. If change is important to you, these shortcuts are worth considering.
What do these “performance” shorts do? They are made from a 4-way stretch blend of 94% cotton and 6% elastane for a stretchier and more flexible fit. If you are looking for long shorts for men, these will serve you well.
These come in six bright colors, and you can choose between 7″ or 9″ inseam. In terms of size, Everlane offers everything from 29 to 38.
Another great pair of long sleeve shorts for men, these chino shorts from Bonobos have a lot going for them.
Brilliant Basics Men’s Chino Shorts
The stretch track is designed for optimal movement, and the blend of 98% cotton and 2% Lycra ensures a comfortable fit. They are available in many colors, and you can choose between slim, standard or sport.
The inner leg options here are even more impressive. There are four options: 5”, 7”, 9” and 11”. While 11″ is probably short for most people (unless you’re really tall), it’s nice to have a variety of options.
These chino shorts are lightweight and only stretchy (2% elastane), so they are worn like your regular chino shorts.
The difference is that they are specifically for short men (like all Ash & Erie clothing). So 7-inch inseams, curved leg openings, and cropped detailing are meant to flatter people 5’8″ and under.
Thomas Chino Short
If you find that the pockets on the pants are too big or low on you, or if you can’t find shorts with the right rise for your body type, you might want to try these.
You know Lululemon for their sportswear line, but did you know they offer a full line of men’s clothing? If you don’t, you’re not alone, which is exactly why we’re featuring their commission chino shorts.
As you might expect, these are short