Steve McQueen wore khaki. So did Indiana Jones. But somewhere along the way, khaki got co-opted by the bluebloods, and went from badass to boring. Wrinkles were starched, pleats were added, and suddenly the pants you loved became the pants you got stuffed into a locker for wearing. Not anymore. Thanks to some stylish sharpening-up, some khakis have regained their edge… and we found them. They're looser, they're cooler, not to mention a whole heck of a lot cheaper than an overpriced pair of designer dungarees. So, this summer, it's definitely time to put it in neutral.
Above, from left: Opening Ceremony Twill Tape Pant, $115, available at Opening Ceremony; A.P.C Creamy Beige Sunglasses, $130, available at A.P.C; TopMan Stone Chino Style Shorts, $50, available at TopMan; Save Khaki Tuffle Bag, available at Save Khaki; Steven Alan Robert Jacket, $99, available at Steven Alan.
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