image of current Elliott the Captin Khaki pants

Traditionally cut of lightweight yet durable cotton, chinos were introduced through the US Army during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion in China. It’s not coincidence that ‘chinos’ is a derivative of the Spanish word “Chinese.” Today, chinos are the perfect warm weather alternative to jeans. For Spring and Summer 2010 chinos look is effortlessly stylish and versatile with skinny and wide leg silhouettes to choose from in cream, khaki, tan, olive and gray colors. Pairing you cuffed chinos with flats for the office keeps the look very casual, swamping the flats for heels or platforms will dress them right up for evening.