I’ve read no less than three blogs from various websites talking about khaki being, like, the fabric of the summer but I distinctly remember being in adamant opposition to men wearing khakis not too long ago. I still am but I’ve recently come across some dashing fashionistos have me thinking that all khaki pants aren’t exactly horrendous. Consider this a lesson we’ll call How To Wear Khakis Without Looking Lame.
Perhaps the only piece of khaki clothing I was ever previously comfortable with every man having was a nice trench coat. It’s one of those staple pieces each man should have in his wardrobe, right next to his leather briefcase and collection of pocket squares. Nachoduyos manages to avoid looking like Inspector Gadget by paring it with a gray tee and jeans. That smoldering stare doesn’t hurt either.
Khaki pants are a bit more tricky. Whenever I think of men wearing them, I automatically see pleated pants capped off with Doc Martens. Bad Doc Martens. Doc Martens that cancel out all traces of sexual prowess within a 10 mile radius.
Trois and danniboy have managed to become the antithesis of that vision, and look incredibly sharp and put together. Note the preference for flat front trousers and basic pieces. I’d wear sunglasses too if I looked that hot.
The lesson we can all take from this is that every item of clothing has the potential to look really good or really bad. And if you’re going to try out khakis so that you can be among all the cool people wearing them this summer, take a hint from these fine gentlemen.
Next up: Jorts (aka Jean Shorts)
Maybe not though.
Connie says visible panty line is an absolute no, and for me, one of those absolute no’s was khakis on men. What is it for you?