The predecessor of the chino was developed by Sir Harry Lumsden in 1848 while stationed in India to camouflage his white uniform. He mixed a combination of coffee, curry, and mulberries for dye, and this new shade, dubbed khaki (the Hindi word for “dust”), blended into the arid setting. Although now used interchangeably with “chino,” khaki refers to the dye color Lumsden created.
The first reference to chinos came in 1898, when American armed forces were stationed in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War and their uniforms were sourced from Chinese twill cotton. This colloquial term was born from the Spanish name for “China.”
After World War II, returning GIs began wearing the plain-front trousers, and chinos were a common sight on college campuses, where they began to define the East Coast, Ivy League aesthetic. Hollywood soon followed, leading a generation to define chinos as a symbol of effortlessly cool American style.
These pants Inspired by the popular Chino Pants of the early 20th century, the trousers have been redesigned. The loose-fitting version, stitched in the same way as old-school pants, has a classic 19th-century button front pocket with an enlarged opening for easy access to items for daily life or riding. Add Paris buckle to lower back to adjust excess space at the waist. A special washing process is carried out on the whole, and there will be folds at the line to make the old effect, restoring the antique feeling of the old times.
12oz, 100% cotton, Narrow fabric produced by antique looms