Essential Khaki Chinos, Part 3 of 3

You know a garment is truly versatile when it works effortlessly and convincingly in a variety of situations. Often times, something will translate well between a business setting and a casual one, but appear too formal for just hanging out. Similarly, a great chilling out piece might work in a casual situation but be completely inappropriate for work. Khaki chinos cover all the bases.

3. American Classics

Essential Khaki Chinos - He Spoke Style

Khakis, a crew neck t-shirt, denim jacket, and some Ray-Ban shades. It’s a classic and iconic combination, and a testament to the fact that great basics never go out of style.

Essential Khaki Chinos - He Spoke Style

A dark denim jacket is definitely a sound investment. If you’re going to own just one, this is the way to go. Like a pair of khaki chinos, it’s a flexible and versatile piece you can get a lot of mileage out of. Of course, for a casual cool look it has few rivals but it can work for business as well. If you have a grey suit, try swapping the blazer out for some dark denim. It’s a stylish way to shake things up a bit without going too far over the top.

Essential Khaki Chinos - He Spoke Style

A denim jacket should fit around the torso snuggly, just like a waistcoat. It looks sharp when worn as a stand-alone garment and ensures that it will work great as a layering piece during the fall and winter months.

Essential Khaki Chinos - He Spoke Style

Essential Khaki Chinos - He Spoke Style

This Look: Cotton khaki chinos by J.Crew, White crew neck t-shirt by Old Navy, Dark denim jacket by Levi’s, Brown leather belt by Gap, White boat shoes by Sperry Top-Sider, Black New Wayfarer sunglasses by Ray-Ban, Brown leather iPhone case by J.Crew, Watch by Timex, Olive striped NATO G10 watch strap by J.Crew.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.


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  • Adam

    Beer by….? Haha! Great look though, I really need to get my hands on a denim jacket.

    • Brian

      Thanks so much, Adam. And, beer by Stella! Cheers.

  • http://NA A Boston Blazer

    I dig how masculine this look is, especially the first shot. The only thing that throws it off for me is the rolled khakis. Don’t get me wrong, I love rolled khakis, but they seem to clash with what you’re aiming for. Let those bad boys drop down your ankles (even if they have no break) and toss on a pair of destroyed bucks, boots, etc under ’em. More Americana, more rock n’ roll, more stylish.

    Definitely going to be checking back for more. Love it!

    • Brian

      That would definitely be a great way to go with this look. I appreciate the comment. And thanks for reading. Look forward to seeing you back on the site!