Chino cloth

Chino cloth
Chino pants
Pants made from chino cloth.

Chino cloth is a twill fabric, originally made of 100% cotton. Today it is also found in cotton-synthetic blends.

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


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