I bought two pairs of Dockers
last month and so far I'm satistied. I paid around $30+tax (canadian) and that's a bargain. The blue ones I wear for work, and the light beige for week-end leisure activies (stroll, have a coffe in downtown, visit galleries, shop, or hang around the apartment). I own khakies/chinos from other brands: GAP, LEE, EDDIE BAUER. The GAP khakis have been on my menu for three years now, and they are very comfortable (the relaxed version). Add to the fact that chicks find them sexy, and you get the idea why I like them. WHY DO I WEAR KHAKIS? Icluding the Dockers
. I work in a big retail electronic outlet, where used and new stuff is sold. I fix, test, clean and sell a whole variety of equipments: that kind of environment won't let me wear nice suits and other fancier clothes. Khakis are the best I can do, because sometimes it gets pretty dusty and dirty with the used equipmnet. At work, wearing khakis/chinos and pique polo shirts allows me to appear proffesional, presentable, and authoritative. The other two schmucks I work with dress like dorks: one is wearing the same pair of jeans and T-shirt for three years (every f*****g day), while the other one dresses like a 20 year old punk (he is 35/36). Usually people think I'm the boss, but I'm not. That's because I dress better than the other ones. WHAT'S SO GOOD ABOUT DOCKERS? Dockers have high waist. A man with high waist pants looks more proffesional and trustworthy in business. You don't see anybody wearing those hip-hop pants (low waist) for business. Also, the flat front Dockers I wear are very comfortable and not tight. The fact that they are wrinkle-free makes them even better. Also, the LEE's have hight waist, are comfortable and wrinkle-free. I think the traditional american brands make the best khakis/chinos. I owned for a few months a pair from ZARA (a bit hip) and I threw them away, because didn't provide me with the same comfort that Dockers and LEE's do. ----------------------------------------------------------- Somebody wrote: Dockers, the brand, is more than a line of garments. Â It is the emblem and uniform of mediocrity. Â Generally speaking, men wear Dockers to "fit in." Â These are safe clothes because they will attract no notice; create no uneasiness among the rest of the herd. In America, the Dockers khaki trousers are ubiquitous on the asses of disheveled, style-unconscious, casually attired, middle management drones with cheap, scuffed shoes.
That's a bit harsh. If you have a line of work where you can wear tasteful and expensive clothes every day, don't assume that others don't know how. There are a lot of other guys like me that have technical jobs, but after work find the chance to dress tastefully. But, I can understand why you hate the cliche about Dockers. ooo