Semantic drift: "khaki"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 20 01:05:03 UTC 2007

In the sixties I knew chinos as pants in a certain fabric and, more or less,
a certain style, but of various colors, including black and khaki. I knew
khaki as a color, mostly for pants, but not all khaki pants were chinos: I
think I had some in a heavier fabric for NYC winters.

m a m

On 9/19/07, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> At 9/19/2007 03:39 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >FWIW, "Khaki" and "chino" are the same color to me.
> You haven't bought chinos in a while!  :-)  They come in all
> colors.  (Or do the messages in this chain prove that that is equally
> true of khakis?)
> Joel

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