Chino shorts have been a fashion staple for years – now the Real Blokes can get them too – in all this years Fashion colours
Classic Style and fit for these all rounders
Golf, Barby, Work
Easy fit and easy care – mostly cotton with a little bit of stretch to get the best fit
Fabric: 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane Twill
Styling: Flat front. Pockets on sides and back
Size Chart – Chino Shorts
Chino pants were born during the war, just like the history of khaki pants. However, chino begins with the US Army, while khakis were born from the British army in India. At that time, the US Army stationed in Philippine were fighting the Spanish- American War (1898). In fact, it was 4 years later that the British army decided to standardize khaki uniforms as their official military uniform.
WHY CHINO PANTS?
Just like the British, the US Army decided to use chino as their official uniform is due to the location. The Philippines is all year round hot and humid, just like another South-east Asia country. Therefore, they decided to use chinos, which is a slightly lighter version of khaki pants.
THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME
The US Army was forced to search for other supplier or manufacturer for the khaki pants/ uniform. Instead of buying from the British, the US Army outsourced the production to China instead.
China was able to manufacture pant which is similar to khaki in appearance but lighter and cheaper. From there onwards, they gave birth to the rise of the chino pants. As for the origin of its name, it comes from the Spanish word, Pantalones chinos. , Chinos is translated into “pants made from China”.