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Are these pants classified as Chinos?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ryback, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    What if they are Khinos?
     
  2. NORE

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    Made in China=chinos.
     
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    I think they are chakis.
     
  4. bellyhungry

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    Are you saying that a chino can be khaki but a khaki might not neccessarily be chino?
     
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    Depends on whether OP intends to wear them as Office Pants.
     
  7. edmorel

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    Office Pents are totally diferent from khaki's and chino's.
     
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    I like that they sell those hemmed Prestons to suckers. Leaves more unhemmed ones for us Big Tymers.
     
  9. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    Buying unhemmed pants is the surest sign of a Big Timer.
     
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    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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  11. VinnyMac

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    I can't tell from the picture. It looks like they're British Tan colored, but I can't tell what the material is.
     
  12. Cantabrigian

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    Is a khaki tux the same as a chino tux?



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  13. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Well-Known Member

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    This?

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  14. Cantabrigian

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    Wouldn't it be the other way around?

    Khaki colored is a subset of cotton twill pants.

    Khaki colored wool or linen pants aren't khakis but blue cotton twill pants are chinos.
     
  15. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Well-Known Member

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    No, this is a chino:

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  16. cptjeff

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    No, because we're not talking about the definition of chino falling within the definition of khaki, we're talking about khaki having two different, but perfectly valid, definitions. A better diagram would be two unconnected circles, one with both khaki and chino in it, and one with just khaki.

    "Khaki" does not have a larger meaning than chino, it has multiple meanings, one of which is virtually identical to chino and one of which is entirely unrelated to that previous use of the word. The graph you use would be applicable to something like square and rectangle- all squares fall within the definition of rectangle, but the definition of rectangle encompasses more than just squares. In this case, we're not talking about one definition that encompasses a subcategory, we're talking about two entirely different definitions, one of which is virtually identical to another term and one of which is unrelated.
     
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    Khaki has two separate meanings, not one definition that encompasses both.

    Khaki (1), as a plural noun (khakis), refers to a garment. ie, pants made from a tight cotton twill.
    Khaki (2), as a noun or adjective, refers to a color. The color was named after the original British army garment.

    Chino, as a plural noun (chinos), refers to pants made from a tight cotton twill.
     
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    I feel like we've made some kind of breakthrough now.
     
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  19. dieworkwear

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    Those are khaki cords

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    This thread delivers.
     

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