1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Are these pants classified as Chinos?

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

  1. Ryback

    Ryback Senior member

    Messages:
    115
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Hi :)

    I bought these swesone pants from Ralph Lauren store today.
    They are called "Preston Pants Hudson Tan".

    [​IMG]

    Would these be classified as Chinos, as well?

    Thanks
     
  2. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

    Messages:
    615
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Chino refers to the cloth the pants are made of. Chino cloth is a twill fabric, usually made of 100% cotton but
    sometimes cotton-synthetic blends.
     
  3. Ryback

    Ryback Senior member

    Messages:
    115
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    

    Hmm, thanks I'll check it out when I get home. I think it is a chino
     
  4. jmills

    jmills Senior member

    Messages:
    398
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Location:
    Australia
    Are you sure they are not fake?
     
  5. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

    Messages:
    4,276
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Location:
    China, Mongolia and UK
    

    Here we go again.

    :lurk:
     
  6. Ryback

    Ryback Senior member

    Messages:
    115
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    I got a description on them:

    Classic-fitting pant is tailored in fine woven cotton, designed with a flat front, narrow leg and washed for a vintage, timeworn appeal. Standard-rise belted waist. Zip fly with button closure and interior extended button tab Angled hand pockets at the front, split-besom pockets at the back Flat front, straight narrow leg. Washed for a timeworn, vintage appeal Ralph Lauren’s embroidered pony accents the back right pocket 100% cotton. Machine wash. Imported

    Is that chino?
     
  7. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

    Messages:
    615
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    


    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.
     
  8. Ryback

    Ryback Senior member

    Messages:
    115
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    By diagonal, I'm guessing you mean this?

    [​IMG]

    So it's a chino?
     
  9. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

    Messages:
    615
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Yes. Without touching the cloth, I'm thinking you may be safe in calling it a chino.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
  10. Ryback

    Ryback Senior member

    Messages:
    115
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    

    Cool thanks :)
     
  11. hohneokc

    hohneokc Senior member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Location:
    OKC, OK
    Chino is a type of twill cloth usually made of 100% cotton. I have found most chino cloth to be a finer twill than other twills such as drill twill.

    I usually consider chino cloth to be lighter weight and a finer weave than other twills.

    Chris
     
  12. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

    Messages:
    727
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010

    To be extra, extra safe, I suggest buying a second pair, cutting it up, and sending pieces to at least three (preferably five) university chemistry labs for detailed analysis.
     
  13. gooter

    gooter Senior member

    Messages:
    238
    Joined:
    May 18, 2012
    [​IMG]
     
  14. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

    Messages:
    1,222
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    

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

    MikeDT Senior member

    Messages:
    4,276
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Location:
    China, Mongolia and UK
    

    Would it be ok to test fabric samples at home using this...
    [​IMG]
    ...to determine chino or not.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
  16. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

    Messages:
    1,898
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    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.
     
  17. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

    Messages:
    727
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    

    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.
     
  18. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

    Messages:
    727
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    

    The equipment will probably work, but the potential confirmation bias of testing your own pants is too great.
     
  19. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

    Messages:
    4,642
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    DCish
    

    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.
     
  20. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

    Messages:
    727
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    

    BUT HE NEEDS TO KNOW IF THEY ARE KHAKIS OR CHINOS.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by