What Shoes to Wear With Chinos by Tapered Menswear

What Shoes to Wear With Chinos

Imagine standing before your wardrobe on an ordinary morning thinking about what to wear for the day. The shoes are the sticking point to your chose outfit, we get it - choosing what shoes to wear with chinos can be tough. 

But luckily, chinos work with lots of shoe types. So what shoes should you wear with chinos? With chinos, you can wear a variety of shoes depending on the occasion; loafers or brogues for a smart-casual look, sneakers for a casual, everyday style, or dress shoes like Oxfords for a more formal setting.

In this blog, we'll show you how to match chinos and shoes perfectly. Whether you're dressing for the office, a night out, or a relaxed weekend, we've got tips for you.

Plus, if you're looking for the best fitting chinos for men, look no further than Tapered Menswear. 

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What Shoes Are Best With Chinos?

Choosing the right shoe and chino combo depends on the event.

For a daily casual style, skip skate shoes. Go for classy slip-ons or sneakers with a touch of European charm. They match well with all colours but particularly beige, 

Office outfits need smart shoes, like dark chinos with British brogues. Nights out call for soft-toned chinos and brown loafers.

On weekends, opt for woven sneakers with black chinos for a sporty, trendy look.

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Can I Wear Black Shoes With Chinos?

Yes you can! In fact they can match really well, if you think about the event. For formal events, black shoes are great. They look smart with dark chinos, like navy or black.

For casual or smart casual events, think of adding coloured shoes. For beige chinos you can add in some slip on brown loafers.

Beige chinos by Tapered Menswear, epitomizing the athletic fit trend with added stretch for movement.

Do Chinos Go With Formal Shoes?

Absolutely! Chinos are a versatile wardrobe staple that can indeed be paired with formal shoes, creating a smart-casual look that bridges the gap between casual and formal attire.

Just make sure the chinos should be well-fitted, without being too tight or too loose, and ideally in darker, neutral colours like navy, black, or dark grey to elevate the formality of the outfit.

As for the shoes, classic styles such as brogues, oxfords, or loafers in polished leather work best.

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Can I Wear Trainers With Chinos?

I actually prefer wearing trainers with chinos, but not any old trainers. They need to be white pumps without any loud colours or logos on.

When pairing chinos with trainers, consider the style and colour of both to achieve a cohesive outfit. Opt for tapered fit chinos in neutral shades like beige, navy, or grey.

Stretch-enhanced beige chinos in an athletic fit, a signature design by Tapered Menswear.


Choose clean, simple trainers without too much embellishment; classic white or black trainers work particularly well as they maintain an element of sophistication.

Again, the key to nailing this look is ensuring that the chinos are well-fitted and the trainers are in good condition.

This pairing can be complemented with a casual t-shirt for a laid-back vibe or dressed up with a button-down shirt.

white sneakers with the best fitting chinos for men by tapered menswear

What Colour Shoes Do You Wear With Chinos?

A smart casual dress code often needs the right chinos shoe pairing. This choice can make your outfit stand out or blend in, whether it's a casual meet-up or formal event.

Let's find the perfect colour shoes for different chinos colours:

Navy Chinos

Classic navy chinos match well with many shoes. Brown or tan shoes bring out navy's depth and keep things formal. Oxblood or mahogany shoes add a modern twist to classic looks. White sneakers also are a favourite in the modern wardrobe.

Navy athletic fit chinos by Tapered Menswear, designed with stretch for maximum comfort.

Beige Chinos

Beige chinos work with many styles, for both men and women. Tan, navy, or dark brown shoes go great with these. For a unique flair, try coloured loafers or brogues.

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What Shoes To Wear With Black Chinos

Black chinos work with many shoe colours. Darker dress shoes or polished boots make outfits more formal.

Black dress shoes also blend in nicely if the event is more formal. Or you can go for the old faithful of white sneakers if its a bit more casual.

Tapered Menswear's black chinos, seamlessly blending an athletic fit with the flexibility of stretch.

Best Fitting Chinos - Tapered Menswear

No matter which type of shoes you go for - choosing the right pair of chinos is vital. For those on the quest for the perfect chino fit, Tapered Menswear emerges as a top contender. 

Our precision in achieving the perfect fit, combined with quality materials give not only a tailored finish but comfort all day long.

Exclusively designed for guys with an athletic build. Our chinos are crafted from 4-way stretch that is comfortable, robust and allows complete freedom of movement. 

Our team of leading tailors and industry experts have pioneered a unique Tapered fit that allows sufficient room for the thighs, glutes and calves whilst tapering in at the ankle, so there is no need to size up to fit your muscular build.

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No more:

❌ Sizing up for chinos to fit your quads, glutes and calves

❌ Heavy, restrictive fabrics causing discomfort and stiffness

❌ Seams bursting open 


Our revolutionary fit allows sufficient room for the quads, glutes and calves whilst tapering in at the ankle. 
Extra room in thighs and tapered at the ankle, no need to size up.
black athletic fit stretch chinos by tapered menswear showing the tapered fit from thigh to ankle
Premium Stretch Chinos 
Super-soft, heavyweight cotton fabric provides comfort and freedom of movement all day long. 
black athletic fit stretch chinos by tapered menswear showing the stretch fabric
Robust Build 
Durable design that's built to last thanks to the hard-wearing fabric and reinforced seams.
black athletic fit stretch chinos by tapered menswear showing the robust build on muscular legs