Admittedly, the last time I wore a pair of Dockers was for the Team No Break shoot we did a few years ago. I am very aware of their brand, and quite frankly, they have one of the best social media campaigns out there. Dockers knows how to market their products via all the right outlets without overwhelming the feeds.
Dockers reached out recently for my opinion on their Alpha Khakis. They tout them as pants that should be treated like jeans, but worn like khakis. Sounds good, right? Perfect for ‘business casual’. They sent me a couple pairs (disclosure), and at first glance, I was intrigued.
They really do have a jeans ‘look’ to them, specifically in the cut. They remind me of a pair of Levis 505s with a bit more taper and a shorter rise. The fabric is very interesting – a thicker cotton that should dry well, or take well to an iron. The green and khaki pair are the standard off the rack versions of their Alpha Khakis. The navy pair is factory broken in, which basically means the seams are lightly worn and there is some distressing. The colors are great – very versatile without being some shade of neon.
The leg opening is spot on – measuring just under 8″ for me. Perfect to wear with no socks and loafers. They’ll show just enough of my pasty white ankles (I need to work on them…badly).
Overall, I’m impressed – especially for their price point (under $70, but they always have coupons which will get you another $10 or so off). Not too bad for a pair of well-fitting khakis.