The Khaki Guide: 10 Pairs That Will Become Your New Favorite Pants

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If you have a  business casual dress code at work, then chances are your go-to pair of pants is a khaki trouser. But even if your office is more low key style-wise (or you work from home), every guy needs a classic pair of khakis in his closet. They’re sophisticated, but they still give off a relaxed vibe that has the power to make any outfit look more pulled together—ideal for a first date, a job interview, or even grabbing drinks with friends.

First, a quick fashion lesson: Khaki is, by definition, a color, but, it’s common to refer to any sort of trouser or chino as “khakis.” The khaki color can be found in all types of pants and in many styles (like straight, slim, athletic, relaxed). Our advice? Stick with the traditional trouser or chino pant; it’s a classic silhouette that’s highly versatile. They’ll pair well with button-down shirts for a dressier look or a T-shirt and white kicks for a more laid-back ensemble.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best pairs from top brands like Bonobos, Levi’s, and more.

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Lululemon Commission Pant Slim Warpstreme khaki
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Lululemon Commission Pant Slim Warpstreme

Wrinkled khakis are a major fashion faux pas. Fortunately, Lululemon’s sporty take on the conventional khaki ensures you’ll never have to deal with that issue. The company’s proprietary Warpstreme fabric allows for unencumbered freedom of movement, good breathability, and excellent wrinkle resistance, so you can look and feel your best.

[$128; lululemon.com]

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Banana Republic Slim Traveler Pant
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Banana Republic Slim Traveler Pant

Featuring lux Italian cotton and a stylish slim fit, the Slim Traveler Pant from Banana Republic is a top choice for just about any occasion. The soft, stretchy fabric makes them super comfortable, too.

[$99; bananarepublic.gap.com]

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Greats Classon Utility Slide in triple black

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Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino
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Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino

Dress ‘em up or down—you can’t go wrong with these Stretch Washed Chinos from Bonobos. You’ll enjoy the perfect fit thanks to a curved waistband, stretchy inseam, and five different style options ranging from skinny to straight.

[$99; bonobos.com]

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Linksoul Chino Boardwalker Pant
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Linksoul Chino Boardwalker Pant

When the weather heats up, you’ll be reaching for this lightweight and breezy pair of chinos from the golf apparel experts at Linksoul. The four-way stretch fabric blend performs great on the course—it won’t restrict your swing, for example—but these pants are stylish enough to wear all day long.

[$110; linksoul.com]

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Dockers Ultimate Chinos, Straight Fit
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Dockers Ultimate Chinos, Straight Fit

Dockers are the quintessential choice when it comes to khakis. The brand’s Ultimate Chinos, which feature a four-way stretch fabric and a straight fit, are versatile, fashionable, and comfortable as ever.

[$66; dockers.com]

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Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Pants
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Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Pants

Levi’s 511s deserve a place in every guy’s wardrobe. These pants hit the sweet spot between too skinny and too loose, they work well in a variety of outfits, and they’ll keep you comfortable thanks to a stretchy and sustainable Tencel fabric blend.

[$70; levi.com]

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United by Blue Organic Twill 5-Pocket Pant
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United by Blue Organic Twill 5-Pocket Pant

Made from organic cotton and a touch of spandex, these premium pants from United by Blue are equal parts eco-conscious and dapper. The material is stretchy and breathable, which creates a breezy feel that won’t leave you sweaty when temps start to rise.

[$78; unitedbyblue.com]

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Gap Vintage Khakis
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Gap Vintage Khakis

Thanks to the influence of TikTok and Gen Z, the Gap is back in vogue. Embrace today’s throwback style with these Vintage Khakis: The straight fit offers plenty of room through the leg and the cotton-and-lycra blend flexes with you as you move.

[$60; gap.com]

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Vuori Ripstop Climber Pant khaki
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Vuori Ripstop Climber Pant

Not all khakis have to be conventional. This adventure-ready pant from Vuori can be worn in the city or around the campsite thanks to its tear-resistant fabric, comfy elastic waistband, and modern slim fit.

[$89; vuoriclothing.com]

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Duer No Sweat Pant Relaxed
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Duer No Sweat Pant Relaxed

They look like regular pants, they feel like sweatpants, and we are officially in love. Whether at the office or on a hike, the No Sweat Pant from Duer never restricts thanks to its stretchy fabric blend and clever details like a hidden gusset. For maximum flexibility and comfort, go with these.

[$129; shopduer.com]

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