Five Friday Favourites: Chinos - Dress your legs for Summer
Like it or not, Chinos are back and in a big, big way. If you don’t want to be left behind in the fashion stakes for whatever’s left of this summer, try these five babies on for size.
It’s not often you would even consider raiding your Dad’s wardrobe for any clothes – well, maybe some waterproofs for the golf course – but there are plenty of older males out there at the moment thinking that they are miles ahead in terms of trendspotting when they see their sons and all the other hip young males bring chinos back to the fore once again.
Still, the fact of the matter is that your Dad’s waistline is probably a few inches thicker than yours and his chinos are dated and boring, so rather than embarking on what is bound to be a fruitless search through the auld fella’s wardrobe, check out the chinos that Arnotts have on offer in this week’s five Friday favourites.
First up are the Selected Three Paris Dark Camel Chinos. They’re comfy, not too garish and very affordable at a few cents short of €50, a solid choice if you’re looking to dip your toes into the chino waters for the first time. Like every other product referenced on this page, they can be found in-store and online from www.arnotts.ie.
If red is more your colour, and it’s proving increasingly popular on the streets of late, a pair of Farah Chino pants might be more suited to your tastes and if the colour wasn’t enough to convince you, a €54 reduction from the original €90 price tag sure as hell should. A number of 80s fads have been making a comeback of late and Texan brand Farah is one of them. As long as huge, oversized shoulder pads don’t become popular again, the world can rest easy.
While we’re talking discounts, how about 30 per cent off a pair of McGregor Bree Dunn Beige Chinos, which look and feel more relaxed than a cold beer on a hot Sunday afternoon, a weather phenomenon that used to happen in Ireland sometime back in the 1950s, apparently.
If the Farah Red Chinos were a little bright for you, the slightly darker Firetrap Drake Classic Wine chinos might be more up your street. With a straight leg, neat belt loops and relaxed pockets, they’re yours for a more than decent €61 if you fancy getting your hands on, or legs in, a pair.
Last but by no means least are the Selected Rome Green Chinos, understated but classy and with a 20 per cent discount, you’ll have change from a €50 note, something you should always be happy to get when you’re buying a pair of trousers.
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