Monday, December 7, 2020

Chino Trousers.

Chino Trousers. 

Chino cloth is a twill fabric, originally made of 100% cotton. The most common items made from it, trousers, are widely called chinos.Today it is also found in cotton-synthetic blends.

Developed in the mid-19th century for British and French military uniforms, it has since migrated into civilian wear. Trousers of such a fabric gained popularity in the U.S. when Spanish–American War veterans returned from the Philippines with their twill military trousers.

As the cloth itself was originally made in China, the trousers were known in Spanish as pantalones chinos (Chinese pants), which became shortened to simply "chinos" in English.

First designed to be used in the military and then taken up by civilians, chino fabric was originally made to be simple, durable and comfortable for soldiers to wear; the use of natural earth-tone colors also began the move towards camouflage, instead of the brightly colored tunics used prior. The British and United States armies started wearing it as standard during the latter half of the 1800s.

The pure-cotton fabric is widely used for trousers, referred to as chinos. The original khaki (light brown) is the traditional and most popular color, but chinos are made in many shades.

Chinos have a flattering mid-rise waist, which is lower than formal trousers and more akin to a pair of jeans. Traditionally cut in a slim-fit shape, modern chinos can also be found in skinny, straight and even tapered fits as well. When it comes to the right length, it’s dependent on what you want to wear with them. Generally they fall at the ankles, you can however also roll up the bottoms to create a longer break between the trouser and shoe. This works particularly well when going sockless, or if you want to show off statement footwear like hi-top trainers.

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