Today’s segment of It’s Real Easy to Look Bad Wearing, focuses on the ever popular pant of the season, the khaki. Khaki pants are undoubtably one of the easiest pants to just look flat out goofy in. Whether too big, too small, too skinny, a bad zipper, stains, the wrong shoes, the wrong socks, it just seems to me that everything stands out more when you’re wearing khakis.
I believe that one of the best khaki pants you can find is a slim cut, chino pant (khaki). I love the light colored chino pants with colors like light red or blue, but since we are focusing on khakis with khaki color, I’ll save that shpeel for another day. Be careful washing and drying your khakis. It’s easy to mess up a $100 + pair of J Crew khakis by throwing them in the washer/dryer. The shriveled up, undersized pant can look much shittier in khakis than it can with a pair of jeans. These, for instance, are not the style and fit you want your khakis to withhold:
So my advice is to invest in a really nice pair of khakis as well as a piar of kick-around ones that you can wear more casually. One of my favorite looks is a pair of nice khaki pants with a trim, navy blazer. Be sure when you wear this, you don’t look like a banker.