blaumann jeanshosen longjohnBlaumann Jeanshosen Beige & Navy Blue Cord Chino’s

Next to their classic Chino, Blaumann Jeanshosen has also a cord version. The cord version is available in beige and navy blue and woven at their partner Kindermann in Germany. Kindermann is known for it’s top-notch fabrics since 1885.

The Chino Design Is Simple But Durable

The Chino has a long history as it was originally designed for military usage. Later they were adopted by civilians too. The Chino was originally made to be simple, durable and comfortable for soldiers to wear. The cotton from chinos originally was produced in China, which also explains the word chino which is Spanish slang for China.

Cord, Corduroy, Or Manchester

Cord, or Corduroy, is a textile fabric with a distinct pattern, known as Cord or Wale. The fabric is used for pants, jackets, and shirts. As it’s a very durable fabric it’s perfect to use for workwear garments. So, this is also the reason why they used it in this industry too.

The width of the cord is commonly referred to as the size of the ‘wale’, the number of ridges per inch. Corduroy’s wale count per inch can vary from 1.5 to 21. Corduroy also has several alternative names as Corded Velveteen, Elephant Cord, Pin Cord, and the Manchester. In continental Europe, Corduroy is known as ‘Cord’, ‘Rib Cord’ or ‘Rib Velvet’, and in parts of Europe such as Germany, Czechia, Holland, and Belgium it is known as ‘Manchester’.

The Blaumann Jeanshosen Corduroy Chino

The Chino by Blaumann Jeanshosen is slightly tapered from the knee. On the front of the Chino, you will see the classic slanted pockets and on the back the welt pockets. There’re belt loops added on the waistband, so you can wear it with a cool leather belt. The Corduroy fabric will age and will look more beautiful after wear. It will get better with age, just like a pair of jeans. The Chino can be worn with a comfortable sweat, denim shirt, or simple t-shirt.

Like all the garments of Blaumann Jeanshosen, this Chino is also 100% produced in Germany.

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.