A few days ago over at Golf Style I interviewed Bill Thomas from Bills Khakis, one of our longtime sponsors. Those of you who play or who are interested in this man committed to US manfacturing can check it out here.
The brand has grown so much beyond khakis that you wonder if they’re ever going to change their name. Here are are few highlights from the new spring collection.
At top, Vintage Twill Pants in the Ivy heyday shade of olive. Next, pink polo:
For those who can’t handle off-white jeans, ivory poplin pants:
Five-pockets in a Nantucket shade:
And lastly, a very fine pair of boat shoes, price $395:
The new stuff is well and good, but I’m incredibly worried by there being only *eight* styles of pants in the M1 fit available.
a $400 pair of boat shoes is hilarious
Now that they’ve finally made the pink jeans everyone was just dying for, maybe Bill’s will have a spare minute to spend on making their pants fit. I’ve always wondered how a company that caters almost exclusively to engorged Boomers can survive long-term, since Boomers have proven they care little about, and are not willing to pay for, quality, sustainability, or responsible manufacturing. (Also, Boomers are finally starting to die.)
Ordered a pair of trim, twill, olive pants. Happy to shop a sponsor of Ivy Style.
Way, way overpriced products!!!
In Kansas City last winter, I bought a pair of Bill’s Kaks Black watch plaid plain front wool trousers. I was very impressed with the detail, reminded me of the old Corbins or 70s RL trousers. It surprised me, I’d never seen anything like them on their web site.
Bills have released a new M4 model, which boasts an even trimmer fit than the M3. They are a company that is well aware of the overall shift in their consumer and have begun to offer trimmer fits for the younger, more discerning individual. They also care about ethical business practice and don’t sellout to offshore manufacturing.