Are these pants classified as Chinos?

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  1. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    The equipment will probably work, but the potential confirmation bias of testing your own pants is too great.
     
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    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.
     
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    BUT HE NEEDS TO KNOW IF THEY ARE KHAKIS OR CHINOS.
     
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    I think they are chakis.
     
  8. 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.
     
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    I like that they sell those hemmed Prestons to suckers. Leaves more unhemmed ones for us Big Tymers.
     
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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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