I have found trousers in this specific ‘camel’ colour to be quite triggering ever since the chino epidemic of 2010-12. My own pair – purchased from ASOS WELL before the birth of that ‘chino wanker’ Twitter account thank you very much – long since forgotten, filed under ‘repressed’ alongside bad eyebrows and printed leggings.
But here we are.
These ‘7/8’ length trousers feel to me like the grown up version of those chinos. The rigid straight, wide leg and cropped length come together to result in a classy-but-casual, well-dressed-boyfriend silhouette, perfect for tucking in a t-shirt and pairing with a cropped jacket and trainers.
I’m really sorry to have to report that I have bought another thing with the classic Calvin Klein logo on it for no other reason except that I am The Worst. I had been eyeing up these platform canvas trainers for a while, so when ASOS recently restocked them in my size I made a swift purchase. They’re also cute in pink, black and in low-top.
Photos by Georgia Meramo