How To Style Our Newman Trousers

How To Style Our Newman Trousers

Our latest style, the Newman chinos, are named after Paul Newman, who was one, if not, the, most iconic and influential actors of the 20th century, known for his blue eyes and talent on-screen. A true style icon, he wore anything from Black Tie tuxedos to jeans and tailored trousers, but one style that he particularly pulled off better than anyone was the smart casual look. He could often be seen with well worn-out beige chinos, and our new trousers are a testimonial to him.

Like all Kit Blake trousers, our Newman chinos are made in Italy and feature our signature side-adjusters. They're garment dyed, meaning that the trousers are made in a factory before being sent to a dye house where they will be dyed in their final colour. They are a timeless piece of clothing that can be worn in many different ways. Whether you're looking to dress up or down, there are several tips and tricks to keep in mind when styling our Newman chino trousers.

Choose the Right size:

The first step to pulling off our Newman chino trousers is to choose the right size. Boasting a straight cut with a mid-rise, they provide ample room throughout the leg, making them ideal for any occasion where comfort is a priority. They fit large so you should size down from your normal trouser size. Make sure the waistband sits comfortably on your hips and use the side adjusters if needed. Like with our tailored trousers, we suggest cuffing them so that the trousers fall on your shoes without touching them. You can also get them shortened, if you don't want a cuff.

Keep It Casual:

For a more casual look inspired by Paul Newman, pair your chinos with an oxford shirt or T-shirt, a V-neck and some sneakers or loafers. You can also roll up the cuffs for a more laid-back vibe. This look is perfect for a weekend or a day out with friends, but even a casual office setting.

Dress Them Up:

Our Newman Chinos can easily be dressed up for more formal occasions. Pair them with a dress shirt, blazer, and loafers, for business meetings and date nights. 

Play with Colour:

Our Newman Chinos come in olive, navy, and off-white. Pairing a darker coloured chino with a tonal coloured t-shirt can create a nice contrast. Alternatively, pair them with a lighter shirt or t-shirt.

Layer Up:

Layering is a great way to make your chinos look more stylish. Adding a sweater, a blazer or even a bomber jacket can add some dimension to your outfit. You can even wear a blazer and the knitwear on your shoulder, for that classic Ivy look.

We have developed our Newman chinos as a versatile piece of clothing that can be styled in several ways. Whether you're dressing up for a formal event or keeping it casual, chinos will be a great addition to your wardrobe.


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