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post #16 of 53
When I buy casual pants, I only look for pants with 'certified chino' tag by the Chino Council of America (CCA), not to be confused by Canvas Council of America, which co-incidentally, also share the same acronym CCA.
post #17 of 53
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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

Would it be ok to send to a college chemistry lab, or does it have to be a university?

Absolutely not - only top-tier research universities will have the proper equipment and expertise. However, major metropolitan or national crime labs would be acceptable alternatives, though be sure your DNA cannot be linked to any open murders before sending samples of your clothing there.
post #18 of 53
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Would it be ok to test fabric samples at home using this...

...to determine chino or not.

The equipment will probably work, but the potential confirmation bias of testing your own pants is too great.
post #19 of 53
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Originally Posted by Millerp View Post

If you can see diagonal parallel ribs in the cotton fabric (twill) it is most probably chino cloth.
In common usage most people call just about any cotton pants "chinos "or "khakis" although
khaki really refers to a color.

Actually, khaki simultaneously refers to the specific garment and the color. The garments were named for the Persian word for dirt, simultaneously introducing the word as a color and a garment. Thank the rank and file soldiery of the British army c.1846 for that confusing bit of the english language.

It is not at all incorrect to talk about olive or gray khakis, and it is also perfectly accurate to talk about khaki chinos.
post #20 of 53
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

It is not at all incorrect to talk about olive or gray khakis, and it is also perfectly accurate to talk about khaki chinos.

BUT HE NEEDS TO KNOW IF THEY ARE KHAKIS OR CHINOS.
post #21 of 53
What if they are Khinos?
post #22 of 53
Made in China=chinos.
post #23 of 53

I think they are chakis.

post #24 of 53
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Actually, khaki simultaneously refers to the specific garment and the color. The garments were named for the Persian word for dirt, simultaneously introducing the word as a color and a garment. Thank the rank and file soldiery of the British army c.1846 for that confusing bit of the english language.
It is not at all incorrect to talk about olive or gray khakis, and it is also perfectly accurate to talk about khaki chinos.

Are you saying that a chino can be khaki but a khaki might not neccessarily be chino?
post #25 of 53
post #26 of 53
Depends on whether OP intends to wear them as Office Pants.
post #27 of 53
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Originally Posted by Rolex Luthor View Post

Depends on whether OP intends to wear them as Office Pants.

Office Pents are totally diferent from khaki's and chino's.
post #28 of 53
I like that they sell those hemmed Prestons to suckers. Leaves more unhemmed ones for us Big Tymers.
post #29 of 53
Buying unhemmed pants is the surest sign of a Big Timer.
post #30 of 53
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Are you saying that a chino can be khaki but a khaki might not neccessarily be chino?

No. I'm saying that khaki and chino are synonyms in regards to the garment, but khaki also has a separate meaning, as the name of a color outside of the relationship to pants.
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