1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Khaki's of Carmel

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by comrade, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,129
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    

    Nice pocket squares. I bought the same navy and white paisley made by Seaward & Stern at Khaki's. S&S is my favorite British neckwear and pocket square brand.

    My wife and I were down in Carmel for the weekend two weeks ago. What a nice break from the 104 temps in the East Bay. Stopped in at Khaki's and saw Kiyoshi (The Silentist on Tumblr), Jim Ockert, and the rest of the team. I tried on a number of their Gemo suede and leather jackets as well as some of the technical fiber jackets. Very cool stuff. Living in the East Bay I have little use for a suede jacket right now but will return and pull the trigger on one of them later in the summer for fall. I'm really liking the look of suede that is almost a blazer and almost a jacket (a Blacket??:)

    I also have the dark tan cotton khakis. It is a great color. The fabric is a tight, quality weave yet soft. Some of the very best cotton khaki material I've run across in years. Their own label is an excellent value and you can now order them online at their website.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,129
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Also picked up a pair of Edward Green Sandringham E202 last. Love this color.


    [​IMG]
     
  3. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

    Messages:
    1,267
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Location:
    Chicagoland area
    
    Gus, is this the Antique Chestnut or Burgundy? It seems lighter than how it looks from their website. I am very interested on the Sandringham (202 last I believe?) if I can only figure out sizing availability as I have small feet. I should probably call them if they can order it on my size. Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2013
  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,129
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    

    They are the chestnut antique. This photo maybe just a bit bright and Jim looked for a more orange shade in his stock for me because they do vary from shoe to shoe. (as do many things handmade) Classic Ralph Lauren from the 80's and 90's was usually in this more orange/tan shade and that was what I was shooting for. They did tone down, as I expected they would, once I polished them with Saphir cream polish and a small amount of wax, to more of a classic British tan. But the subtle orange undertone gives them a bit of punch which is a nice change from my darker brown shoes.

    This is an excellent color for spring and summer IMO when a dark brown sometimes looks out of place with a summer suit. But, in the end it all comes down to your personal preference and style or formality.
     
  5. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

    Messages:
    1,267
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Location:
    Chicagoland area
    ^^ It is a beautiful color indeed. And you are correct, that it really boils down to personal preference. I am leaning towards the darker Burgundy as I find it more versatile with my current wardrobe and stylistic preference..Thanks again
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,129
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    

    The burgundy is nice. It reminds me of black cherry. It would be a nice addition to any shoe wardrobe where you already have a classic black and brown.
     
  7. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman Senior member

    Messages:
    274
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2013
    Those shoes are fantastic. Kiyoshi took me through some of their others styles last time I was there and I wanted to walk out with all of them. If not for their price tag, but we'll worth saving up for. below are some pics of what I've purchased from them recently. Not pictured is one of their blue ocbd and some other great Bresciani socks. Bresciani over the calf are my new favorite.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  8. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

    Messages:
    1,868
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Khakis of carmel are very nice. I also like khakis of navy and khakis of chocolate.
     
  9. comrade

    comrade Senior member

    Messages:
    5,875
    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Menlo Park, CA
    For those of you who wish to combine sartorial indugence with
    World Class music, I recommend the Carmel Bach Festival.
    I've been going ever since I moved to the Bay Area over 20 years ago.
    Superb classical music, great venues and all the many attractions of
    the Monterey Peninsula.

    http://www.bachfestival.org/


    For Classic Automobile maniacs, of which I am one, there is
    the Pebble Beach Concours in August:

    http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net/pages/3005

    I'll be there in full classic collector wannabe mode.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2013
  10. Mute

    Mute Senior member

    Messages:
    1,108
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    L.A.
    Very nice. Fortunately they do have some of their khakis in my size. I think I'll try a pair. I really should drop by their store the next time I'm up in that area. Thanks for sharing this one.
     
  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,129
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    They just posted on their website today that they now have Ring Jackets from Japan in stock. I've read about Ring Jackets online and in Men's Ex for ages and have been interested in this brand. They seem to get the Italian look and style with wonderful looking fabrics (although I'm not aware of their fabric brands). The Armory has Ring Jackets on their website but that cut or model was too short for me. Khaki's of Carmel web site says they are offering" jackets in patterns for the American Market". I hope that means it will be a bit longer for taller customers.

    This is from their website. A classic herringbone with a 3-2 roll, patch pockets and 1/4 lining. Exactly the specs I love. Now, will it be long enough? I think we are headed down there in a couple of weeks. When I try them on I will report back. It will be interesting to see the price as well.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

    Messages:
    8,017
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    subscribed, I need to visit Khakis. One of my co-workers told me and Ive seen Gus's reviews/images and it looks incredible.
     
  13. katabatic

    katabatic Senior member

    Messages:
    391
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I'm very excited by the Ring Jacket news. I've been collecting photos of their stuff for a while now. I'm very much looking forward to seeing more info about what Khaki's is doing with them.
     
  14. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

    Messages:
    3,362
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2012
    Location:
    Cali
    +1, seeing that I'm only about 3 hours away from Carmel, I really need to consider a dedicated trip down there soon.

    The previous travels towards Carmel have always detoured me away from visiting Khakis. But rest assured, next time the priority is at the top of the list.
     
    1 person likes this.
  15. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

    Messages:
    8,017
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    

    I'm about the same distance. Just need to find the right time and unfortunately none of my friends are as interested in menswear to take the trip with me.

    I might get my brother to come with me. It's a great drive and it'll give him the chance to drive his BMW long distance
     
  16. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,129
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    They posted another Ring Jacket today on their blog. This time a fully lined blue blazer.
     
  17. comrade

    comrade Senior member

    Messages:
    5,875
    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Menlo Park, CA
    Was there on 8/15. Picked up a pair of Alberto jeans at a deep discount
    on the lower level. Checked out their sportcoats where I bought a jacket last
    year. Their selection has become too fashion forward for my taste. Nevertheless,
    always worth visiting when I am in the area.
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,129
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
  19. 89826

    89826 Senior member

    Messages:
    578
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    Location:
    Santa Monica
    Seems like a nice store and nice people. No offense, but anytime anyone starts talking about editing or curating at a clothing store, my door begins to swing gently shut.
     
  20. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,129
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    

    Really? Isn't that what all great buyers do at retail stores? Edit and curate purchases for a season? Otherwise what are they doing, just buying stuff? Or following the heard? Aren't the best stores the ones with a great selection?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by