Khakis- the staple item every Brand Ambassador needs to own and let’s be honest, despite major marketing efforts, khakis are not the most fashionable item in anyone’s closet. The thing is; there really isn’t anything wrong with khaki pants. They are super neutral and can be worn dressy or casual. And guess what BAs? 90% of the time it will be required that you wear khaki pants. Why wouldn’t you want a great pair of khakis- no one wants to look like they’re wearing a sack of potatoes, right?
So, let’s get started with why this mild, neutral beige has become such a hit in the business casual wardrobe. Khaki has been used as a color world since 1848 and was derived from khâk, literally meaning “soil” in Persian. The British Indian Army used khaki as a cheap military camouflage when they needed a super bland color to blend into the sands. Following World War II, trousers known as khakis became popular and in 2013 they are also referred to as “chinos”.
Now back to business- finding the RIGHT pair for YOU. Purchasing any kind of pants is much more personal than buying a shirt. It can be even more difficult to find the perfect pair for you when they aren’t the most stylish bottoms to begin with.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Oh- and if you’re in a market like New England, you might want to consider flannel-lined khakis for some extra warmth!
Still not impressed by the Khakis?
Here are some relatively “cool” people who have worn khakis:
As a Brand Ambassador you never want to show up to an event not properly dressed. DO NOT wear anything that you haven’t been designated to wear.
Check out the links below to check out some of our favorite khakis: