From functional uniform trousers to fashionable all-rounder – Chinos revealed their multifaceted talents a long time ago. Whether sporty looking with sneakers and a cotton cardigan or ready for the office with classy moccasins, blouse and a short blazer, you can wear a pair of lightweight, casual cut Chinos at any time of year and in the most varied styles. Chinos love colour and stand for the kind of nonchalant casual outfits you love. And the best thing about them: they simply make you look good – that's what makes Chinos a classic of tomorrow.
Tweed, shepherd's plaid, denim or corduroy – there are Chinos to suit every fashion trend
Your grandfather has invited the entire family to spend the weekend with him for his birthday. It's been ages since you've been to your grandparents' beautiful cottage in the countryside, but as soon as you see the familiar thatched roof, red bricks and smoking chimney you feel as safe and sound as you did when you were six. Dressed comfortably and simply in a pair of pastel-toned cotton Chinos with a knitted sweater you get out of the car to greet everyone in the family. You share one of the spacious guest rooms and the double bed with your sister. The birthday meal is scheduled for that evening at a nearby inn. Dressed in a pair of light-coloured stretch Chinos, a short silk blouse and delicate ankle booties you're looking feminine but casual. With your sisters and cousins you gape in amazement at the buffet loaded down with regional specialities, freshly baked bread and various kinds of cheese from a nearby farm. The evening is merry and boisterous and lasts well into the night. You laugh, eat and all join together to sing your grandfather a little serenade as a doubled layered cake in a sea of candles is carried in.
Brightly coloured or in subdued pastels, casual, light and wonderfully comfortable
Despite the short night's sleep you feel fresh and relaxed the next morning – the familiar family atmosphere works wonders. The first thing you and your sister do is to look around for some coffee. In your relaxed weekend look, you in a pair of boyfriend-look Chinos and rough knitted cardigan, your sister in a pair of light linen mix Chinos and a feminine top, you sit together in the kitchen each with a steaming mug of coffee and share the latest gossip and secrets – that's how it's always been. Most of the rest of the family take a drive to the nearby town to do a bit of shopping; the rest are out in the countryside or a simply enjoying the peace and isolation of the spacious house. In the evening you all gather round the warm, flickering fireplace, enjoy a meal together and tell each other about your day. The unobtrusive smoky smell from the fireplace mixes with the aroma of your grandmother's home-made currant buns. In a pair of denim Chinos and a V-neck jumper of cashmere wool you snuggle into one of the large fireside armchairs and feel well-balanced and completely secure. Before you all set off the next morning, the whole family takes its traditional walk in the woods. Your bright red-coloured Chinos combined with a pair of light grey velour sneakers and a light leather blouson is a real splash of colour in the green tranquillity of the forest. Arm in arm with your aunt you catch sight of a few deer that flit across your path whilst your uncle's two young golden retrievers gambol around your little group without a care in the world. You soak in the familiarity of the final few hours; the feeling of being able to let yourself go and switch off completely. The lovely weekend comes to an end much too quickly, but you say your goodbyes in a happy mood and bursting with energy for the coming week. Just before you get in the car your grandmother quickly presses a small bag of warm currant buns into your hands.