The chino and its birth with a dye

The Chino is a trouser, as we have seen in other articles, of military derivation. Initially a prerogative of men’s clothing over time it has also spread to the female
gender, but still today it remains in a greater percentage of men. Because of its elegant / sporty shape and its turn-up, it lends itself well to different occasions
and can be replaced with other more sporty garments.

History of the chino

The history of the chino stems from the Spanish American conflict in the Philippines, especially its original color khaki (from Indian
dust) it is due to Sir Harry Lumsden in 1848, when out of necessity he decided to change the typical red color of the uniforms with a
more suitable color to blend in on arid lands by mixing coffee, mulberry and carry.

The chino trousers and its history

Upon returning from the war, many veterans brought the chino at home where it also spread among civilians, in particular the twill model khaki pants made
in China for their soldiers were similar, but with a slimmer design and hence the Spanish slang ” Chino ”precisely China.

Evolution of the chino

These trousers have not undergone many changes over time, originally made of cotton, nowadays it is also mixed with acrylic and in some cases it can be used
with cotton and worsted wool although rarely. The contemporary versions are produced in bright colors and with particular prints. Its design features, however,
have remained unchanged, essential when wearing it is that it must not have folds.

Style tips

The chino is a pair of trousers that lends itself well to casual occasions and even a little more elegant but not to formal ones, it is important to pay attention
to the turn-up which must touch the shoe or finish exactly on the ankle, especially if you are not tall, a silhouette with short legs will result;
and finally do not roll up again.

It is worn well with a shirt but must be inserted inside, to highlight its characteristic high crotch that wraps around the waist and hips, the same is true
for the t-shirt and for the polo shirt. For shoes, it goes well with sneakers, moccasins but not with boots because their length breaks its light line
and the cut of the cuff. The chino is a trouser with a centuries-old charm, simple and elegant that gives character, for this reason it lends itself well
in different situations.