Organic Cotton Drill 41khaki Wide, Raw White
The ‘41 Khaki’ is a common standard that many brands reference and look to when making chino pants. A famous cotton pants created during the Second World War as part of the uniform of US army officers, while keeping the same original specifications, we’ve redesigned them into wide pants with its large-sized waist section turned into a tuck and sown in place. The double cuff on the hem can be cut free to become a single, or rolled up to shorten the legs, allowing for more varied adjustment of length.
The designer also has a personal love for 41 khakis, and owns some vintage pairs. The appeal of these pants shrines through in the time-consuming stitching work and hardy material that can still be worn 70 years later. The silhouette when wearing a close-fitting size provides the perfect American casual look, a little rough and wild. That is the look we’ve sought to capture for this remake of the chino pants - with them being redesigned in a wider, and more modern, style so as to be easy to style with either a big or compact sized top. On top of being remarkably easy to adopt even for an ardent wool pants wearer, they are particularly good for those who want at least one pair of pants that can be repeatedly washed throughout the summer!
Drill, a staple material for use in military and workwear, is called “Katsuragi” in Japan. A textile created from low thread-count cotton using a twill weave, the thicker cotton threads provide robust durability, while the twill weave provides flexibility, making it the perfect material for particularly hard-working pants. Drill is a commonly used material and can be dyed khaki to become chino pants, or warp woven in indigo to become denim.
MARKAWARE’s drill is a high-quality example of this textile. We use slightly more delicate fibers of 100% organic cotton, originating from Turkey. Created with careful attention to detail, the result is a material that can stand the test of time.