Take the ruggedness of jeans, a khaki-like design, and a dash of camouflage, and you've got the Dockers Camo Alpha Khaki ($75). The Alpha is built with jean-like construction techniques like over-lock stitched seaming and heavier weight fabric, but maintains a polished khaki cut. And thanks to that fabric, they wear, wrinkle, and age like great denim, meaning they'll look even better a year from now than they do when you first put them on.
No matter how hard you look, you're not going to find a pair of pants that fit you better than these Indochino Pants ($140-$160). The reason being, of course, is that they're custom tailored to your exact dimensions using quality, premium fabrics, and allow you to choose details like the cuff and pocket lining, whether or not you want suspender buttons, and whether or not you want to rock a pleated look.
We often write about gear that goes from the office to after-work activities well, but never have we seen this idea presented more directly than in these Bonobos Championship Tear-Away Chinos ($100). Inspired by March Madness, these dual-duty bottoms feature undercover snaps sewn into the outer seam for easy tear-away action, while the company's signature curved waistband prevents bunching and ensures a proper fit. Just throw on your workout shorts, snap up your pants, and go.
Whether you're adventuring in the Amazon or simply surviving a family camping trip, you'll stay comfortable and protected in Bear Grylls Survivor Trousers ($90). Available in three colorways and four lengths, these rugged pants are made from supplex with stretch panels for freedom of movement, and feature SolarDry UPF40, NosiLife insect-repellent & antibacterial treatments, eight pockets including a watertight DryBag, two cargo pockets, and a security pocket, ankle reinforcement, protective boot tape, and loops for speedy drying should a dip in a lake, stream, or river be necessary. [Thanks, Harrison]
Go beyond the standard Dockers found at your local JCPenney with Steve Alan for Dockers Ranger Cargo Pants ($130). Made from garment-dyed canvas, these utilitarian pants offer a slim, tapered fit, a raised back waistband, and striped pocketing, and come in dark indigo, juniper, taupe, and the
never always popular gingerbread.
Green beer day is coming up quick, so make sure you're prepared with the proper attire. St. Patrick's Day Killarney Green Khakis ($100) from Bonobos are a good choice, with a curved waist band for a better fit and less bunching, a medium rise and cut, contrast pockets, and silly banana print liner. As a bonus, the killarney green color is sure to help cover up the stains when you end up spilling said green beer dodging the drunk jackass that just fell backwards in his barstool. We speak from experience.
Note: Bonobos sold out really quickly of the Killarney Green pants, but if you'd like to be notified when their next version comes out on Thursday (the Whisky Jars), sign up for the early notification by clicking the "Out of Stock in Your Size" button. They'll email you when the new pants come out on Thursday.
Sometimes simple is best. The Dockers K-1 Khaki ($68) is based on a vintage military pant from the company's archives, and offers a straight fit, straight-forward, plain front design, a button fly, a hook-and-eye front close, on-seam side pockets, back welt pockets, and rugged cotton twill construction. Ready for battle, even if your adversary is in the boardroom and not on the battlefield.
Ditch the bags-hanging-off-your-thighs look and step up to the Nau Cargo Pant ($95). Made from heavy-duty organic cotton double twill with a hint of spandex for flexibility, the Nau features a regular fit cut, button fly, and zip-close thigh pockets that are hidden on the seams to blend into the sleeks lines of the pant when empty, providing all the utility of traditional cargos without the baggage.
Go from the bike, to the boardroom, to the bar, to the ball in Outlier OG 4 Season Cycling Pants ($180). Featuring a European-style medium lean cut, the OG 4 Season is made from a high-tech fabric that employs microscopic spikes to ward off water and grease, making them self cleaning, and both breathe and stretch, leaving you comfortable as you commute.
Go from slope to hot tub in The North Face Surf & Turf TriClimate Pant ($200). These waterproof, breathable ski pants keep you warm all day and then zip off to reveal a pair of Reef board shorts, letting you change activities without changing.
As ingenious as they are comfortable, Cordarounds Bike To Work Pants ($95) are soft, brushed pebble cotton khakis with a secret double purpose. That's because their ankle cuffs and rear mudflap pockets are made of reflective Illuminite Teflon, making you safer on your after dusk journeys. Brilliant, in more ways than one. [via]
It's miserably hot out on the course right now, but if you're forced to make a mid-day outing with the visiting VP, you'll still want to look your best. Try the Nike Dri-Fit UV Tech Golf Polo ($45) and Nike Dri-Fit Flat-Front Tech Golf Pants ($75). With a combination of breathable Dri-Fit fabric and UV protection, you'll be ready to go toe-to-toe in the baking sun. To look like you're really tour-sponsored, add the Nike Signature Swoosh Cutout Belt ($50).