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What is "Khaki" - Definition & Explanation

It is a cloth exclusively made for military purposes. The fabric is yellowish brown in colour made from a mixture of differently dyed fibres.
Tan or dusty colored warp face twill; softer and finer thandrill. Name derivedfrom East India word meaning earthcolor. Fabricmade ofcotton, linen,wool, worsted, ormanmade fibers andblends.
Literally a color description given to yellow-brown, earth/dust tones or greenish tinged shades, the term khaki has also evolved to define a strong cloth made of cotton, worsted or linen yarns and man-made fiber blends. Now ubiquitous in casual wear, khakis were first used in uniforms by British armies during the Crimean War in 1853. The term Khaki is often used interchangeably with Chino.

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100% worsted. If it is just called tropical, it can be made up in any fiber or blends of wool and synthetics. It has a plain and open weave. The yarns are tightly twisted and woven to permit a free...

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