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Does anyone here get chinos bespoke?

lee lin

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i think they were military issue so they were never bespoke but i may be wrong. i've had a few done but i've found it harder to find good chino fabric so i don't mind rtw so much.
 

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After the Spanish American war, US soldiers in the Philippines bought cotton slacks from Chinese merchants. The slacks were originally produced in England, exported to China, and then imported to the Philippines. The GI's either didn't know or didn't care about the slacks country of origin and dubbed them "Chinos", the Spanish word for "China" or "Chinese." Isn't that swell?
 

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Yes I do - that way they fit.
 

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Just seems like if I were thinking about getting bespoke chinos, I would just go the whole nine yards and get wool trousers.
 

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Originally Posted by Orsini
After the Spanish American war, US soldiers in the Philippines bought cotton slacks from Chinese merchants. The slacks were originally produced in England, exported to China, and then imported to the Philippines. The GI's either didn't know or didn't care about the slacks country of origin and dubbed them "Chinos", the Spanish word for "China" or "Chinese."

Isn't that swell?


That's a nice story to know. Thanks.
 

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Do you think it worth it? How would you allow for shrinkage??

I understand the thought but I now by the right waist/hip and get the leg both shortened and tapered.
 

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Originally Posted by Orsini
After the Spanish American war, US soldiers in the Philippines bought cotton slacks from Chinese merchants. The slacks were originally produced in England, exported to China, and then imported to the Philippines. The GI's either didn't know or didn't care about the slacks country of origin and dubbed them "Chinos", the Spanish word for "China" or "Chinese."

Isn't that swell?


It all makes sense now.
 

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It is tough to find good chinos cloths at reasonable prices. I sometimes think that getting chinos bespoke is like getting sneakers bespoke.
 

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Originally Posted by Willsw
That's a nice story to know. Thanks.
You're welcome. I read it...somewhere...
 

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Originally Posted by kolecho
It is tough to find good chinos cloths at reasonable prices. I sometimes think that getting chinos bespoke is like getting sneakers bespoke.

Very probably but the one I can buy which fit, the other I can't.
 

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Pretty similar to cotton ducks which any number bespeak. But no, I only do wools or linens. Seems like a good MTM project though.
 

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I had a half dozen pair bespoke maybe 7 or 8 years ago.
 

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Originally Posted by kolecho
It is tough to find good chinos cloths at reasonable prices. I sometimes think that getting chinos bespoke is like getting sneakers bespoke.

anthony biddle used to get tennis shoes bespoke
 

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