Khaki's of Carmel

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  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A photo of Khaki's owner, Jim Ockert with Jason of Brokeandbespoke Tumblr blog. Jason is wearing either a vicuna or 16 oz cashmere jacket in dark green, made by Martin Greenfield. The jacket has a ticket pocket, fairly classic shape similar to most Canali jackets. The fabric is total luxury. These aren't private label. (i.e. a stock design with the stores name on it) These are designed by Jim, who specs the shoulder and the shape both of which are unique to Khaki's. He also sources the fabric on his own.

    I asked him what inspires him to design his own jackets. "I want to offer jackets I can't get anywhere else". He is doing it!

    If you stop in be sure to ask for the J Lawerence (JIm's middle name) jackets. You must try these on and enjoy the fabrics and different cuts.

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    A 52L is 30"?!? No wonder I've never been able to wear Boglioli regulars.
     
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    fwiw, the jackets are meant to fit short. There are always changes in menswear, and these days, even the conservative jackets from European makers are general cut short. I know of very few companies who adhere to the knuckles rule anymore, with the conservative makers tailoring the jackets to come just to the end of the seat, but no longer than that. The more modern companies usually make jackets that end about 1" before the end of the seat. Of course, these jackets look best either extremely slim, to the point where they are about a hair away from pulling a bit when buttoned up, or quite boxy - worn more like a harrington than a sportsjacket. Thom Browne. has turned out to be a lasting influence in menswear, it seems.

    Good or bad? I'd argue, neither. Just a slight shift in the paradigm. The length and volume of suit jackets is constantly changing. In the 90s. I would have considered a 30" length to be pretty normal on a sports jacket. Now, at 5'11", I wear most of my jackets between 28" and 28.5" but I know lots of guys who wear jackets closer to 27.5", which makes for an extremely short skirt. Bumfreezer jackets.
     
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    With jeans, you don't want a sportscoat any longer than that. It would just look sloppy.
     
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    It's not so much about height, but torso length, right?

    But 27.5 to 28.5 is definitely quite short! Isn't it supposed to cover the backside?
     
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    A fact that I will curse forever. Thom Browne's menswear is good for burning, and not much else, imo.
     
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  10. GusW

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    I drove down to Khakis on Saturday with Bay Area blogger From Squalor to Baller. I will post some new photos of Ring jackets and our visit tomorrow.
     
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    I just wanted to say, when I had visited khakis today, I had a great time! Michael was super helpful with everything. I had spent over an hour downstairs at their sale items. I was blown away by the sale prices. Apparently the prices they had only happen every so many years! NWT selvedge jeans at 30$. Incotex, j Lawrence, ring jacket pants - flannel, donegal, etc; at 30-50$!! There was so much more.

    If anyone is in the area, I would highly suggest you take advantage of these unbelievable prices! I'll probably go back tomorrow before leaving Carmel to try and grab some more trousers.

    Thanks again khakis for another great experience!
     

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