Note our Mens Black Chino Special from Bracks Was $69.95 now $49.95 plus multi item savings.Cotton chino pants are made from 100% cotton or cotton with 2 or 3 percent spandex or elastane for stretch. The stretch factor helps particularly with the slimmer leg line styles of today. Feautured are four brands, Bracks for the more mature guy. Van Heusen for the intermediate consumer and Brooksfield and Gloweave with a slim leg cut for that fashion look.
Chino is a name that today is broadly used to name a casual cotton pant it is not a specfic weave these days. Although it would have been a twiil or drill weave used for the army in pre World War One era and coloured kahki for camoflarge. In that era they were called Khaki's. People today use the term chinos or chino pants, which ever, they are simply made of cotton. What has happened is that USA mens clothing brand names have hooked on the word Chino back in the 1980's and made it a generic brand to market as something special rather than saying a cotton casual trouser it gave the cotton kahkis an updated identity, Chino!
Q. Where does the word chino come from?
A. There are different points of view on this, no view is a complete fact. A popular view is that in the southern states of USA and Mexico where cotton growing is epic, the Spanish / Mexican word for cotton, possibly as a slang term was chino. The exact translaion for cotton in Spanish femine form is china and masculine form algodon. The Spanish pronunciation of china sounds like chino.
Q. Where can I find a non iron chino?
A. They were readily available in the distant past, however although they did perform well as a non iron pant they did not last well as the chemical treatment applied greatly diminished the life span of the pant. Fraying would appear particulary at the folded edge of the cuff of the pant.