Monday, January 09, 2006

Khaki

FLEXIBILITY
Both a color and a style, with and without pleats.

ELOCUTION
You've all been pronouncing it wrong. Try aspirating that h.

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE CULTURE
Liked that Gap ad where khaki takes to the streets.

PASSING THOUGHT
Isn't khaki a weird word, when you look at it?

POLITICAL HUMOR
Which Declaration of Independence signer wore them? A: John Hankhaki.

ARE ALL DOCKERS KHAKI? AN INQUIRY (I)
No, they come in a variety of colors and fabrics.

ARE ALL DOCKERS KHAKI? AN INQUIRY (II)
Blue jeans, cords, gabardine slacks. They're not all even trousers.

ARE ALL DOCKERS KHAKI? AN INQUIRY (III)
But they've kind of become synonymous with those casual slacks.

TRAGIC FABRIC
Suddenly, it sounds almost Greek to me. A khaki toga?

ETYMOLOGICAL BLUNDERBUSS
Abundant mystery, the formal in uniform, the casual in semi-casual.

L'ENVOI
This is devastating: J. Crew calls them chinos. Color? Khaki.

1 Comments:

Blogger Jenny D said...

PRONUNCIATION

English mother said "kah-ki"; brothers and I extrapolated "car-key"; confusing!

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