First designed to be worn as military uniform, Chinos were popularised in the US by Spanish-American War veterans. In Spanish, chino literally means China- the country where the cloth originally came from, and where we settled on when searching for the best possible fabric.
Twill refers to the weave- two over and one under- look closely and you’ll see a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs. This creates a highly durable, hardworking fabric that can withstand daily wear and washing.
Sharp Yet Relaxed
Twill also happens to give a smooth finish, which is soft and comfortable with a good drape. Perfect for soldiers, and now perfect for our own chinos and shorts.
No cutting corners here. Pockets are fixed with bar tacks and waistbands are hand-cut. It’s these high-performing details that make our chinos more than just basic.
The Making Of
Turning the best Chinese twill into the best chinos in the world.
Our fabric is woven in a tight twill construction. This creates a smoother texture than regular twill, for super soft chinos that don’t wrinkle easily.
We came up with the most wearable, versatile shades, to complement every item in your wardrobe.
Cutting & Sewing
Our waistbands are curved and cut by hand, and our patterns need to be carefully adjusted to allow for the shrinkage that will happen in the wash after the chinos are sewn.
Our chinos are enzyme-washed repeatedly for a soft, lived-in feel, then brushed for a super-soft peach finish.