The Black Chino - How to combine the most classic trousers?

Lesley Krijan

A well-fitting chino in a classic color can now no longer be missing from any closet. Whether in the office, at events or for a sporty style in the café - chino pants convince on every occasion. But how do you combine them optimally? Our style guide provides inspiration.

The origin of these classic trousers lies far away in India, where they were first created as war trousers for soldiers. In the beginning, they could only be found in pure white but, over time, people came up with the idea of coloring the chino with curry, coffee or even mulberry juice. Since then, you can find the airy pants in many different colors; but classic shades like blue, black or grey are still among the most popular.

Thanks to its minimalist and simple style, the chino can be combined in different ways: Whether classy, sporty or simple - for every outfit the chino seems to be the perfect essential. Moreover, since the lightweight and breathable fabric adapts to the body temperature of the wearer, the chino can be worn and combined all year round.


The chino - an essential for every occasion

1. Casual daywear: The chino and a sporty T-shirt
2. Elegantly styled: The Chino and a noble Oxford shirt
3. Two classics combined: The Chino and a polo shirt

A perfect chino should not only be made of high-quality and sustainable materials but also be equipped with practical features. Thanks to hidden pockets that offer extra support for your smartphone, the SANVT chino therefore fits perfectly into your everyday life.


Casual & Sporty

For a sporty and minimalist style, chinos can be perfectly combined with a classic T-shirt. This is also how Chris Fraas shows a modern casual look on the cover picture. Here, however, care should be taken that the shirt stands out against the dark pants. White or cream colors are therefore perfect for this look. To further emphasize the sporty touch of the outfit, we recommend cool sneakers. This shoe style combines comfort with style and is still more fashionable than ever in 2021. By the way, sneakers with colorful accents are especially trendy this season! And that comes in handy, because it ensures an optimal pop of color as well. If it's too chilly for a shirt alone on a rainy fall day, you can also perfectly complement your sporty chino look with a hoodie or a sweatshirt jacket in oversized fit.

Elegant & Chic

What would be a better way than to accentuate a pair of black chino pants than with a classic white oxford shirt? That's right - nothing! The combination of chino and shirt is probably the most popular. The reason for this is that a fine cotton shirt can enhance the chino perfectly and give it the final touch. The look can also be rounded off with suit shoes or a chic jacket, making it even more elegant in seconds. So with a perfect-chino-oxford-shirt-combination you are not only best equipped for the office but also for chic occasions and celebrations such as weddings or galas. The chino is just a real all-rounder!

Minimalistic & Modern

The piqué polo shirt - as the name suggests - has its origins in sports but it is now also often combined with fancier occasions. Despite its minimalist style, the perfect polo can still stand out with fine details such as a button placket à la French Placket or small side slits. The latter not only ensures maximum freedom of movement but also improves the fit. Thanks to its sophisticated features, this modern top is a perfect match for black chinos. Our tip: The best match for the dark pants is probably a shirt in white. However, if you want to keep it minimalistic and simple, you can also go for a dark blue polo. This maritime color combination is more subtle and can be worn on a daily base.


So, as we can see, chino pants are the perfect essential for any occasion. Therefore, they should not be missing in any closet. And if you also got the desire for a smart chino, we have something suitable for you directly in our online store.