tecatetrain asked: What's the difference between khakis and chinos, and in what situations would each be suitable? Which is better-suited to wear with a button-down shirt and sport coat?
Let’s get this straight once and for all.
Khaki is a color. It’s the color of desert sand.
Chinos are a type of pants. They’re often khaki colored.
In the US, it’s common to refer to khaki-colored pants by their color. This is called synechdoche.