It was the first day of high school, which for Harding Academy meant seventh grade. Close to a thousand students were maneuvering the hallways and I stood still as a statue completely dumbfounded by the scene. They were all there – jocks, science geeks, cheerleaders, and band “nerds” – it was like my favorite shows from Nickelodeon were alive in the flesh. An eighth-grader named Jamie was walking toward me; I had been informed during summer that she was the prettiest girl in junior high. And she was walking toward… me!
“You’re new here, right?” she asked.
“Yeah,” I mustered. “How could you tell?”
She pointed down at my oversized khakis, which buckled heavily at my ankles around my two-sizes-too-big blue oxford shoes. “Well, you left the sizing stickers on your pants and the tag is still stuck to the side.”
Khakis have always been a staple in my wardrobe, even when they’ve been the subject of some pretty serious embarrassment; I always stock a traditional pair and a navy pair. Gap recently released one of my new favorite pairs! The New Gap Khaki is fighting wrinkles with innovative 2-Ply Cotton fabric and tailored proportions. If you’re a chino-aholic like me, then look no further; I’ve found our new favorite pair!
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.