Brent Kraus of Ella Bing has been using style to speak, but now he has decided to put these thoughts on paper. Chino cloth is a twill fabric, originally made of 100% cotton.
The most common items made from it, trousers, are widely called chinos. Chinos are worn as a relaxing ensemble that holds its style and comfort as a top priority. What makes these an integral part of anyone’s wardrobe? What are the secrets to keeping them just like new?
First let’s get a few things out of the way:
The Color: Khaki is a color, Chinos are a pair of pants. With that said, wear your chinos in as many colors as humanly possible. Women will appreciate that. The more insecure man, will become jealous.
Pockets: A good pair of chinos have only 4 pockets, two up front and two on your rear. Anymore and trouble starts to brew.
Wrinkling: Light wrinkling is a common trait of a pair of chinos, so embrace it.
Pleats: Please don’t … just no, don’t do it.
Ok, now that we got those formalities out of the way, let’s talk about the 6 easy rules to owning a pair of chinos. Remember, friends, with great style, comes great responsibility.
Chino Rule Number 1: Never roll your chinos up to your calves, why would you do that? Less be confused with a clam digger. Now there are exceptions to every rule, being at the beach is one of them. Why are you wearing chinos to the beach? We digress, but if you are, it’s ok to roll the cuff.
Chino Rule Number 2: Pleats are a straight up, horrible, instant way to look like you haven’t a clue on what is going on in this world.
Chino Rule Number 3: Chinos are like fine wine, they get better with age. So don’t fret over that scuff. It shows experience, and ladies like a man with experience.
Chino Rule Number 4: A uni-body suit of khaki colored chinos is probably not a good idea. Unless you are in the following professions:
Chino Rule Number 5: Chinos are the most comfortable pants in the world.
Chino Rule Number 6: Your Grandfather wore chinos – get on board son.
Ella Bing is a family owned business (ellabing.com/pages/about-ella-bing) specializing in both cloth and wood bow ties as well as other male fashion and lifestyle accessories. The company was founded after the loss of a brother and son, Matthew Kraus. The Kraus family honors Matthew’s spirit, infectious personality and love of fashion with handmade custom bow ties, much like Matthew himself would have worn. Matthew lives on in timeless style via Ella Bing and his family. The work is centered on quality, presentation, attention to detail and customer service. What’s more, 10% of every sale goes to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. This is the handcrafted gift that keeps on giving.