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Khakis– while they represent an importantly versatile item in any modern man’s closet, our memories of them as the uniform of one too many mediocre middle school band concerts generally prohibit them from being characterized as “cool.” Every former kid remembers being forced into fussy outfits by his parents, often with a goofy haircut and shoes that pinched. Unfortunately, khakis have disproportionately become the victims of these memories– khakis don’t evoke that “effortless cool” that we’re so bent on these days. Until now: lower-half favorites Nudie Jeans Co. has reworked the classic khaki to give them a vibe that’s less band geek, more badass. Take the Gray Regular style, pictured above: the deep green-gray is a utility classic, but becomes something extra special when worked with a red weft that shows as the fabric ages. The line’s inspiration (the khaki as the costume of Swedish fisherman) brings new life to the often “tired” rep that khakis get. And, of course, Nudie’s expertise really shines through in the detailing– we’d expect no less. So, folks, this is a call to action: give khakis another chance. Get them here.