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Dockers K-1 Spring/Summer 2012 Collection – Preview (Bearded Model Alert)

Super casual and comfort appeal. Although the model fill us with joy the clothes look like a well styled Old Navy. That said, I’d wear everything featured.

If only these khakis could talk. That’s the thought process behind the K-1 Collection from Dockers. Celebrating the history of khaki, which first made a splash in the 1930s when the U.S. army noticed that their G.I.s looked disheveled next to their British counterparts and sought out a comfortable, durable, high-quality cotton fabric. According to Dockers, Hollywood picked up on the trend and linked it up with adventure and courage, putting Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, and Clark Gable in high-waisted takes. Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, and Marlene Dietrich made the case for that ladies and kahki was well on its way to becoming an institution.

The K-1 Collection is the result of a tireless examination of khakis of every stripe, and the Spring/Summer 2012 collection includes “a soft and rumpled K-1 chino in rich Cramerton cloth, a Kurabo custom selvage twill chino, and a Utility cargo pant,” plus some military shirts, a long-sleeve Henley tee, a brushed cotton sweat-top, and 1940s vintage-inspired tees. Cool looking gear, though we recommend for Autumn/Winter that they look to some of the toughest Bruce Willis characters for inspiration—in Die Hard, Lieutenant John McClane makes the fabric seem like a damn near indestructible organism all its own. VIA

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