There lays an utter confusion regarding the origin of this word 'chino', while few identify it as American Spanish word chino, whose literal meaning is toasted; many claim it to have a Chinese origin as this cloth is basically manufactured in China.
Chino is a type of cloth, initially designed as trousers for military and was later on taken up by civilians. The fabric used in chino is twill, and are made up solely of cotton. The fabrics of this wardrobe were made to be particularly trouble-free, hand-wearing and comfortable as they were to be worn by soldiers. Moreover, there was no usage of bright colors in chino. Only natural earth-tone colors were used in it.
In present day, the pure-cotton fabric used for trousers is referred as chinos; its cotton-synthetic blends are also available. Chino clothing is mostly preferred due to the comfort it provides. Though the original color of chino is supposed to be light-brown, companies manufacture chinos of several colors with varying patterns.
Chinos are particularly popular among young men who love to wear them outdoors as well as to work.