Rustic Streets



Words by Matt Huxley

Khaki is not usually the shade I reach for first when in a store. I’ll flat out admit it. So why am I choosing it as the focal point for my first “proper” blog post? I have no idea. I’m not Terri or Bindi Irwin I swear.

My aversion to Khaki has been overcome little by little over the past year. Firstly #militarychic came back in, and naturally that got me just a little moist. Then designers started working it into their collections – think Balmain, Loewe and Marc Jacobs.

Then fate struck and I was invited to the Cotton On Brisbane flagship opening. Voila, sitting right at the back of the store, on the lowest shelf, were a pair of Khaki chinos in my size. Bayum! They’re super wearable, and comfortable as well. I opted for the straight leg cut, and it’s now in regular rotation throughout both my summer and winter wardrobes.

I teamed this look with double black; a pleather-sleeve tee from Topman that I’ve been loving lately, and a pair of boots that I dug up from god knows where. Perfecting for workin boy on the go.

Chinos by Cotton On (similar) | Shirt by Topman (similar) | Boots from Northwest Territory | Wrist Wrap by H&M | Watch by Daniel Wellington

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This spread was shot by the wonderfully talented Nicholas Flanagan. So go check him out here.

Do you have an aversion to Khaki? Think it’s only for Bindi and Terri? Let me know in the comments below and follow me on Instagram @infirmofpurpose.