I really hate khakis, with a passion, but I'm curious as to why they are so popular. Â I think they look super tacky and cheap, regardless of brand, and make the wearer look like an accountant who lives in Smallville and drives a Dodge Caravan to work. Â Anyway, I was just curious if the board might know why they're so popular, how they became so popular, or any other trivial info on khakis. Â Am I missing something?
Why must you be so judgmental in the way you phrase your questions? Couldn't you just say, "I am not a fan of khaki's, but I am interested to know why they are so popular with many other men?" Why must you make aspersions about accountants, small towns and minivans? Is that really how you judge people, because if so, I feel sorry for you. As to why khaki's are so popular, the history cited so far here is very accurate. Additionally, I think you need to look at the marketing machine of Levi Strauss who introduced Dockers in the mid 80's (I believe) as a way to expand beyond jeans and did a tremendous job of influencing our culture into accepting casual Friday's and casual workplace attire. Certainly khaki's and a golf shirt have become ubiquitous Friday attire in many offices, however that is no reason to look down upon those people. Bradford