Where to wear

Ever find yourself with an occasion to attend and no idea what the dress code means? What even is smart casual anyway? And what’s the difference between a suit and a tux?

We’re here to help by providing you with five popular types of trousers and fabric, and advice on when to wear them.


Jeans are a wonderfully flexible piece of clothing that will suit any casual and smart casual dress code. It all depends on what you decide to style them with.

How to Style Them
For a fully casual look, wear jeans with either a t-shirt or a jumper with a pair of casual trainers or shoes. If you’re attending a smart casual event, you can dress your jeans up with a shirt, a leather belt and smart shoes.

If you do decide to wear jeans for a smart casual event, choose a pair that are darker in colour and without any rips or artificial fading.

Where to wear: Day festivals, shopping trips, informal lunch or dinners, visiting family.


Chinos, like jeans, can be styled in so many ways. They come in so many different colours, so you might choose a darker colour for an evening style, or lighter colours for daytime or summertime.

How to Style Them
Chinos are slightly smarter than jeans and would work well as a smart casual look as well. Wear them with trainers and a T-shirt, or smart shoes and a blazer. Unlike jeans, they also go with a shirt and tie, so they’re a great option for (almost) any smart casual occasion.

They come in tonnes of shapes, from slim-fit to stretch, with or without pockets,
elasticated waists, or straight fit. You’re bound to find a style that suits you.

Where to wear: A night out or drinking session, informal lunch or dinner, the office


Corduroy is a material that has been around for centuries. It was a popular fabric for school uniforms in the early 1900s and then was used for sporting and military wear. Since then it has become a fashionable fabric that comes in all kinds of styles and colours.

How to Style Them
You can pair corduroys with some smart shoes and shirt and tie, or equally dress them down with a casual jumper or t-shirt. The only time you can’t wear your corduroy trousers is for a formal or business occasion.

Where to wear: A birthday party, family dinner or day trips.


A tuxedo is for formal evening events, and it’s inappropriate to wear one before 5pm. There isn’t much of a difference between a tuxedo and a suit except a tuxedo has satin lapels, buttons, pocket trim and a stripe down the leg of the trousers.

How to Style Them
A tuxedo will almost always be worn with a black bow tie. You should polish up your best Oxford shoes and wear with black socks (no pink stripes in sight, please). Finish the look with your best cufflinks, a dress watch and a white silk pocket square.

Where to wear: A formal dinner party, an opera, ballet or orchestra performance, anywhere with a ‘Black Tie’ dress code.


A suit is a much more informal look than a tuxedo. You can have a little bit more fun with a suit, choosing mismatching blazer and trousers, an assortment of colours, slim fit, skinny fit, different trouser lengths, different coloured ties. Your options are endless depending on where you’re going.

How to Style Them
Brown leather always goes well with a blue suit, so pair a brown leather belt and shoes with your navy blue trousers. If you’re wearing a grey or black suit, then choose a black belt and shoes.

For a more informal suit look, leave the buttons undone, but if you’re attending a wedding, it’s best to keep them buttoned.

Where to wear: Job interviews, business events, a wedding, a first date

Classic Mens Farah Trousers from the Chums Winter Catalogue

The Chums online store is a fantastic destination for traditional men’s fashion for winter. With a wide range of stylish and cost effective clothing, and much more, Chums caters to all fashion tastes and other interests. One of the most popular items currently available from the store is the large collection of classic Farah trousers for men.

Exquisitely tailored and affordably priced, Farah trousers are one of the staples of the Chums collection. The brand is one of the pillars of the UK fashion industry and has been for years. For men with a pair of comfortable and great looking Farah trousers, it is easy to see why.

With several pairs available for less than £30 the Chums range of Farah trousers is ideal for the money conscious shopper and since Chums specialises in delivering a wide range of sizes you can be confident of finding something to fit.

Farah trousers are also great as a gift and gives gents have something new to wear for work or any other occasion. Each pair of Farah trousers is available in a choice of colours and there is a style for every taste.


Popular Farah trousers include the Farah Flex Trousers (Code: MT214) which include a self adjusting waistband that will allow for men to continue to wear their trousers comfortably, even if they gain a few pounds. This is understandably important after Christmas holiday period.

Farah Frogmouth Trousers

Also available are the Farah Frogmouth Pocket Trousers (MT129) and Farah Side Slant Pocket Trousers (MT164) which offer contemporary style mixed with Farah’s classic tailoring.

Online shoppers will find waist sizes 32” to 64” along with four leg length choices from 27” to 33”.

Explore all of the Farah trousers available, along with a host of clothing, home entertainment, fragrances, food and much more. All you have to do is head to http://www.chums.co.uk

Save Up To Half Price on Clothing and Much More with the Chums Winter Sale

The winter sale from Chums is now available and online shoppers can save up to half price on a wide variety of high quality men’s and ladies clothing, footwear, textiles and lifestyle products.

Chums is a popular UK retailer, famous for providing quality clothing by respected brands, for affordably low prices. Now, the store presents its best ever priced collection, with something for just about everyone.

Mens Tweedy Trousers

This winter, two bestselling pairs of mens trousers are available for just £14.99 for all sizes; a saving of half price. The Tweedy Effect Trousers (Code: MT290) provide the wearer with up to 2 inches of stretch on either side. This could come in especially handy through the holiday period and into the New Year; since everybody knows how easy it is to overindulge.

These trousers are available in grey, olive or brown and the widest range of sizes possible, so that nobody needs to miss out on this great value deal.

Mens Trousers

The Classic Hopsack Trouser (Code: MT286) is another classic style, made with thoroughly modern tailoring and available in an even larger array of sizes. Customers can choose between taupe, brown or grey varieties of this all new hopsack fabric.

For just £15.00, ladies can pick up the cosy Quilted Gilet (Code: LF113). This stylish winter jacket features a contemporary mandarin collar and two handy front zip pockets. Made from 100% polyester and available in a choice of navy or mushroom, the Quilted Gilet is already extremely popular with Chums shoppers, but its popularity it set to improve thanks to a brilliant 40% off deal.

These are just a few of the brilliant special offer prices currently available from the Chums online store. Right now, customers can save up to 50% off the full range of Chums curtains, sheets, throws, bedspreads and mattress toppers. While a range of multibuys and Buy 1 Get 1 Free deals are also available.

Pay a visit to http://www.chums.co.uk today to take advantage of the fantastic Chums winter sale. You’ll find brand new fashion items, textiles, and much more, available for the best prices ever offered.

Chums Previews Clothing Range for Men at Christmas

Leading online clothing store, Chums, now offers a fantastic range of great looking menswear perfect for the festive period.

The Chums online store is urging customers not to miss its lowest priced menswear collection ever, with a wide range of great looking brand name menswear available in time for Christmas and New Year.

Prices start from as little as just £9.99, and a number of special offers are available in the run up to Christmas; allowing customers to purchase new outfits for Christmas get-togethers, or a wholly new wardrobe for the New Year.

Right now, when customers purchase one Mock Slipover (Code: ML176) they can get a second for just half price. Available from as little as £16.99, the Mock Slipover is effectively 2 tops in 1; with a brushed cotton ribbed outer layer and a contrast cotton shirt detail below. Customers can choose between navy, wine and olive colours and sizes S to 3XL.

Mens Slipover

Savings of £10 are available with the purchase of two pairs of Fleece Lined Leisure Trousers (Code:MT178). Perfect for a number of occasions over the festive period, these fleece lined trousers feature a polyester outer lining and a drawcord elasticated waist. Three colours are available, olive, airforce and charcoal, and four inside leg lengths can be chosen, 27”, 29”, 31” and 33”. A wide range of waist sizes starts at 32 and ends at 50, and that elastic in the waist offer plenty of additional give; which could come in handy after an indulgent Christmas dinner and plenty of mince pies.

Mens Trousers

Chums in home to a wide range of jackets and coats, leisurewear, smart trousers, knitwear, shirts, tops, nightwear and much more; and every range is designed to cater to men of many shapes and sizes, because everybody deserves to look and feel great at Christmas; even those with a few extra inches around the waist.

Explore the entire Christmas menswear collection at the Chums online store today and find warm, comfortable and great looking men’s clothes that are perfect for the festive period.

Prepare For Anything This Winter with Fleece Lined Action Trousers from the Chums Online Store

Don’t hide from the cold, this winter; get out and enjoy all that life has to offer with Fleece Lined Trousers for men (Code: MT210)

Available now from just £24.99, these polyester fleece-lined, windcheating trousers are guaranteed to keep you warm and comfortable, no matter what the British weather has to throw at you.

Chums specialise in comfortable, practical man who looks for more than just a trendy label from his clothes. If it’s quality, comfort and reliability that you’re looking for as the dark nights and cool breeze set in, look no further than these smart and sensible lined trousers.

One of the real benefits of these practical trousers is their 7 separate pockets, most of which are zipped. This makes them far more useful than your average pant, and guarantees that no matter where your winter days take you, it will always be a journey that you’re prepared for.

Our fleece lined action trousers are popular with hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, who can store everything they might, whilst staying warm and dry. What’s more, like the rest of our menswear range, these items cater to men of all shapes and sizes. We offer four choices of leg length, from 27” to 33”, along with nine waist sizes from 32 to 48.

We believe that everybody deserves to look and feel great in their new Chums clothing, and our lined trouser feature side elastication for additional comfort, even if you gain an inch or two around the waist.

Choose between two great colours, olive and airforce, and pick up a pair of trousers that looks good, feels even better and protects you from the worst that winter has to offer.

For more information and to purchase your very own fleece lined action trousers, pay a visit to our online store today.