At sur le chemin we share a passion for the classic chino – that pair of trousers that has survived time and become a wardrobe staple for both men and women. Or essentials, as we at sur le chemin like to call them.
Chinos of today are mostly known for being a casual pair of trousers made from cotton twill. However, the garment itself has a long history. Originating from China, the pants became known as “pantalones chinos” – Spanish for Chinese pants – during the Spanish-American war. In the late 1800s the British and American armies introduced the chinos as part of the uniform. This led to the short English nickname “chinos” that we all use today.
After World War II the chino gained popularity among civilians, especially prominent as part of the Ivy League look of the 1950s and 1960’s, to be immortalized by icons such as Paul Newman, Jean-Luc Godard and Steve McQueen.
The chino has always been a part of our essential program and is made of certified organic cotton, locally sourced by our manufacture in Turkey.
Celebrating this true wardrobe staple, sur le chemin now introduces ”The chino club” and we are happy to invite you to be part of it.
To welcome you in ”The chino club” we offer you 10% discount when you purchase a pair chinos and top-up with a voucher giving you a 10% discount on your next purchased pair. All you have to do is to follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter.
Please note that this offer is valid in-store at our Copenhagen flagship store only.
Knitted merino wool essentials – our all time favourite for those cold winter months.
Made of Woolmark certified merino wool spun in Italy and knitted in Bulgary.
Introducing `sur le chemin favorites´
Clothing has always been closely connected to a person’s identity and very often they remind us of certain moments in our lives. Often, garments that immediately do not command our attention, are those which become more appealing and beautiful with use. In today’s society, a major part of this originality and identity-building have disappeared in favor of mass production and over consumption.
`sur le chemin favorites´ are about remembering something familiar or lost, re-creating it in a contemporary context. Through dialogue with our endconsumers, we will try to discover what it that makes a specific garment into a favourite – that piece you keep on returning to and that becomes a part of your journey through life. It´s not about fashion, but long lasting style, and the importance of giving a garment a longer lifespan.