• Confidence in Khaki

    Prep Essentials  

    A man can run around in chinos from the moment he learns to walk to the day he is crawling again and never look better. The 100% cotton fabric is the prep’s security blanket of choice, only improving and ingratiating with wear. Lisa Birnbach goes as far to say, “A frayed chino cuff is the pant equivalent of a trusted friend.” But what about women? Does the attraction to this fabric born of the sword exhibit the same gravitational pull on them? Not exactly. By design, chinos lack a feminine sensibility; however, that doesn’t mean you can’t feel sexy in a pair. Christy Turlington shows just how charming one can be in the iconic trouser. It just takes confidence.

    Image via Peter Lindbergh

    While there are a variety of ways to wear chinos, keep them hitting around the ankles and you’re golden. Whether you wear anything else with them, well that’s your business.

    Aug 30, 2011 | Permalink (10) Total Comments

    scaleworm left a comment on 1/31/2013 at 1:20 AM:

    What a beautiful woman, and terrific timeless shot.
    i LOVE B&W.

    craig trevor left a comment on 11/17/2011 at 12:49 AM:

    She would make anything look amazing, true. but a good pair of khaki chino’s is a special thing. In a day and age where people think wearing jeans is preppy, it is good to see that twill!

    RkeithD left a comment on 9/3/2011 at 12:31 AM:

    I realize saying Dockers will immediately turn off most… But the new Alpha Khaki is a modern and slim fit I love.  Highly rec a try.

    SW left a comment on 9/3/2011 at 12:06 AM:

    After that image I am supposed to write something that makes sense? I miss the old-school super models.

    Tim left a comment on 9/2/2011 at 11:55 PM:

    Thats exactly how I wear mine on a daily basis too!

    Joy left a comment on 9/2/2011 at 7:25 PM:

    I wish they would make skinny chinos. Blasphemous or not but I want to look 18 (my actual age) and not 40 dammit.

    RowBoat left a comment on 9/2/2011 at 6:34 PM:

    For years my profession forced me to wear khakis which lead me to develop a very poor opinion of them (who want to be forced to do anything?). Christy Turlington can pull of anything but us mortals aren’t always as lucky. I full heartily agree, to pull of khakis you must find a pair that suit your body type, preferably that helps the “buttock hugging glory” but under NO circumstances gives one ‘camel toe’.

    Luckily my forced khaki wearing days are over. We’ve reconciled (slightly) but I still prefer the ever classic shift dress/cardigan combo.

    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 9/2/2011 at 6:21 PM:

    When I think chinos I think khakis, which bring to mind 70-year old guys wearing stained khakis, OCBD shirts, and fat white sneakers.

    Chinos in colours other than khaki?

    Yes, definitely.

    Let’s face it, Turlington would look good in anything. For what it’s worth, I’ve observed women wearing khaki trousers in all their tight buttock-hugging glory. And of course we’ve all seen women in snug tan jodphurs, which aren’t khakis strictly speaking, but you get the idea.

    nick left a comment on 9/2/2011 at 4:30 PM:

    Yeah, more ladies should wear them like her.

    trip left a comment on 9/2/2011 at 4:29 PM:

    Yeah, more girls should really give this outfit a try.