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Essential Khaki Chinos, Part 3 of 3

April 23rd, 2013

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.

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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