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Casual Pants

All About Men's Slacks | Khakis, Chinos, Dress Pants

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Men's Khakis and Slacks | Proper Fitting Pants
Alpha can't stand shopping for pants off-the-rack. He doesn't love the fit, so he buys a pants that are passable and not 'great'. Aaron Marino of alpha m. covers the three most common pants as well as the difference between khakis and chinos.

Khakis: Guys love khakis that refer to color and style. They fit the average man (who is 40 pound overweight on the average), which is loose and comfortable. They come in flat front or pleated. There are 20 shades of khaki from sand to dark green. Khaki pants are casual cotton pant although guys try to dress them up. They are an alternative to jeans.

Chinos: A slightly dressier option is a chino. It's a better fitting version of the sloppy khaki pant. They come in 100% cotton or cotton / synthetic blend. The most distinguishing feature is the fit which is slimmer leg with lower rise and tapered ankle. The chino gives you a clean and simple line. It's a bit dressier than khakis.

Dress Pants: Every man needs a perfectly fitting pair of flat front dress pants. The fabric is wool or synthetic (micro-fiber). Alpha presents an example of the synthetic micro-fiber pant. These pants looks great in the store and are reasonably priced but you're wasting your money as they show age quickly. You need to buy a higher quality version. Alpha recommends the wool dress pant. The wool is  finer, softer, plusher, and breathable that is an all weather wool.


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In-Between Pants | Business Casual Pants -
December 24, 2011
There are numerous styles of pants on the market for men today, from jeans to dress slacks, but this article is going to talk about what I like to refer to as “In-Between” pants. These are pants that are also classified as “business casual” – not jeans, but not dressy slacks, either.  In-Between pants are casual and typically include khakis, chinos and corduroys; all pants that can be aRead More»
Belts 101 -
December 18, 2011
Belts, both functional and fashionable, come in an assortment of styles, colors and types, and without one, make a pair of pants look naked. Like everything else we wear, belts are a reflection of our personality and fashion sense, and have the ability to make or break an outfit. Belts give our body a balanced look, separating our upper from our lower; creating symmetry no matter what our shape orRead More»
Men's Pant Rise | Standard, Mid, Low -
December 18, 2011
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses the pant rise which is the distance between the waist band to the bottom of the crotch. A standard rise is about 12 inches. 'Standard' was standard back in the 50's and 60's, which they wore their pants at their belly button. We currently wear pants around our natural waist. Designers are now making low and mid rises (8 to 11 inches) making the pant fit better wiRead More»
Men's Jeans Style Guide -
December 18, 2011
Straight-forward and direct,  here's what you do NOT want in men's jeans: jeans that taper. This means you don’t want a pair of jeans that get narrow as they go down your leg, ending with a tight ring around your ankle. anything that's been acid washed, or makes one start reminiscing about hair-band videos from the 1980's. Acid washed jeans are like leisure suits – they will never come back Read More»

Pleated and Flat Front Pants -
December 10, 2011
Aaron Marino of alpha m. has a big style pet peeve, which is men wearing pleated pants. If you wear your pleated pants up to your belly button, the pleats will lay flat. We don't wear our pants up at our belly button these days, so when we wear the pants at our natural waist, the pleats open up. The look is pear shaped with birthing hips. With suits, finding flat front pants is challenging. Do somRead More»

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