April 6th, 2015

Crazy for Khaki: Micheal’s Favorite Spring Trend for Men


This spring, we added a new team member — our intern Micheal Vergara. Micheal is a native of Miami and is  finishing up degree. He has extensive retail experience working for Nordstrom and as a stylist at Cusp. We are thrilled to have him join our DC Style Factory family.

His pick this spring for guys is the khaki suit, which has become a great warm-weather staple. The khaki suit walks the line of feeling polished and relaxed all at the same time. It has always had that Out of Africa, resort-y feel, but in recent years, we’ve seen guys giving it an edgier, urban twist.

Because the fabric and styling of the khaki suit is more casual, that old don’t-break-up-your-suit rule goes out the window. You can mix and match your khaki jacket with jeans or other trousers — just make sure the trouser fabric isn’t dressier than your cotton khaki jacket and vice versa (i.e., don’t pair a cotton khaki suit jacket with worsted wool trousers, but do pair your khaki suit jacket with denim).

This season, though, we are all for wearing the suit as a suit:

The classic, effortless white shirt, no tie. 

Sporty with a hoodie and sneakers


Modern prepster with a chambray buttondown and skinny tie

Dandy with a bowtie and fun pocket square


To buy: Topshop at Nordstrom//The Crosby at J.Crew//Cotton Twill Fitzgerald suit at Brooks Brothers.

Photo credits: Top photo stevenonoja.com.

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