Originally the invention of a British Army Officer chinos were adopted as uniform by the US Army and then during World War II, chinos became so popular with American soldiers, that many continued to wear them on their return home. Casual yet smart, the comfortable khaki pants were perfect for both work and leisure. Through the G.I. Bill, which enabled returning soldiers to get an education, chinos soon found their way into the colleges and became an essential part of the increasingly popular Ivy League style. Marty and Elliot Gant, who both returned safely from active duty in the war, were quick to see what was happening and took their ideas straight to the factory. The GANT Chino was born.The classic GANT chino in a regular fit is a bestseller and offered throughout the seasons.