(Note: This is part of a very cool project called A Sartorial et al. in which a bunch of style bloggers get together to offer a number of opinions on a certain subject. This time around, it’s Dockers slim fit khakis. You can see the whole list of people who participated over at A Headlong Dive. Many thanks to Jeremiah for putting the whole thing together.)
I recently added these khaki waders to my arsenal and I’ve gotta say, they’re a pretty solid pair of chinos. The fit is slim with a slight taper–7.5″ leg opening on a size 32–that works well with the intentionally ankle-length inseam.
They’re made of a nicely washed cotton twill, and details like a patch coin pocket on the left hip and angled back welt pockets are thoughtful and well appreciated. An impressive showing, especially considering the sub-$50 price point.
A note for the future to the folks at Dockers–I’d love to see a pair of these come out with a very slightly higher rise, and a deep fold-over hem (as opposed to the smaller, jean-like one on the current version). Just my $0.02.
I’ve actually managed to break these out a few times since I got them despite the cold weather thanks to the ankle-saving power of wool socks. Come spring, though, I fully expect them to become a consistent part of the rotation, probably along with my canoe mocs and a lighter-weight oxford like in the shots.
I went for the muted side of the spectrum with the pair shown here (in “Earth”), but there’s a ton of colors for the very similar SF Tapered fit available online. Green may be joining the rotation soon.