If you have 5 minutes and you ask yourself the question: “What shoe to wear with a chino?” … in a few moments, you will want to go shopping for men.
I’ve been wearing jeans and sarouels since I was a kid, but I discovered the chino quite late. The colors, the fitted cuts, it was not really my thing. No ass, slim, even gringy, I didn’t want people to look at me.
And then I started working out… and that changed a lot of things!
So the chino, what a discovery… can be worn in summer as well as in winter, the colors, I don’t even talk about it (go on the Dockers, Carhartt or even Zara website to realize it), the cuts ditto… you can find tons of them.
In short! The chino is a must-have in the men’s wardrobe. And with a little bit of gumption, you can make a very elegant outfit base on which these ladies will not fail to turn.
But here’s the thing… when you’ve found your ideal chino, the one you want to wear for the rest of your life, you need the shoes (that will last over time) that go with it.
So here are some tips on how to wear your chino with your shoes:
The chino with sneakers
And white please! A must for every day. Sneakers are the most comfortable thing to wear on a regular basis. What you can see in the picture is what is done most often. You can’t go wrong with copying this very simple yet stylish casual style.
You will find trendy sneakers in all sizes. It’s up to you to make a choice without it becoming the center of attention of your outfit.
Remember that it’s not just sneakers you’re wearing but a complete outfit.
I assure you that you will prefer the comment “You look good like that” than the simple “Great sneakers, where did you get them?”
For the color, you can afford some deviations always with a concern for consistency between the different elements of your outfit.
That’s why white regularly wins. Be careful, however, to maintain them properly. The slightest trace of dirt on them will devalue your entire outfit.
Choose less expensive sneakers more often than expensive sneakers every 10 years. This one will do just fine for the year.
The chino with loafers
What can I say… I hate loafers. But I hated chinos until a few years ago. Who knows, maybe one day…
The loafer is still the most elegant men’s shoe.
Not everyone is a fan, not everyone wants to wear them. But the day it happens to you, you will wear them wonderfully because the reflection will have been long.
A look that doesn’t work is often due to a poor choice in footwear. With the loafer and chino, you can’t really go wrong either.
You’ll find them in leather or suede… it’s up to you to make your choice.
The loafer will make you look casual and knowledgeable… perfect for a first date for a man who shows he cares.
The moccasin on the other hand attracts a lot of attention because it is worn barefoot or with a small invisible sock. This makes the ankle visible… one more color. So do not hesitate to accentuate on the other pieces of your outfit. A pitch shirt, matching accessories or brighter colors.
My favorite: the boot with the chino
You can never go wrong if you have a timeless bootie in the closet.
When I say booties, I’m talking as much about a beautiful, classy shoe as I am about boots.
You can just as easily wear this one, which is pretty classy, as this one (Redskins), which is already more of a rolling man.
My preference when it comes to boots remains the Redskins brand. It’s easy to wear, it’s nice and for the handyman that I am (and who doesn’t always take the time to change) it’s very solid.
Paired with your chino, you’ll have a more urban style this time. After that it’s just a matter of taste and style. My daily life does not really allow me to wear suede for example. In the countryside, it’s rather quickly disgusting.
So here you have the 3 main shoes to wear with your nice chino.