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Can Khakis Be Cool?

Photo: Karla and Matthew Welch

Gone are the days of Dockers being the primary uniform of dads everywhere. The brand teamed up with stylist Karla Welch on a collection that’s more suited for the kind of crowd that’ll wait on line for a sneaker drop. Welch, who previously created a capsule of Hanes white T-shirts, knows how to tweak basics into something fresh and cool. This time she turns her eye on khakis and the result is a seven-piece line of unisex clothes and accessories. You’ll find wide-leg pants inspired by Fred Astaire, a pair of slimmer trousers, a trench, plus trendier items like a bucket hat and a belt bag. To round it out, there is a crisp white button-down plus a soft sweater.

Prices range from $60 for the bucket hat and up to $600 for the trench, with genderless sizing from XS to XL. Shop the entire collection below or in person at Dover Street Market in both New York and Los Angeles.

Dockers x Karla Trench
Dockers x Karla Long Sleeve Woven Shirt
Dockers x Karla Tapered Pant
Dockers x Karla Short Sleeve Knit
Dockers x Karla Wide Leg Pant
Dockers x Karla Bucket Hat
Dockers x Karla Belt

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Can Khakis Be Cool?