I Can’t Even: The Best Adulting Menswear Essentials from Bingham’s — Part 2

Depending on your job, the disheveled look can only carry you so far. A polished appearance complete with well-fitting clothing can do amazing things for one’s confidence. Read on for reliable and effective tips in Part 2 of Bingham’s Adulting Menswear Essentials: 

In our last installment, we talked about suits, ties, dress shirts, the necessity of a belt and appropriate jeans. Next on the list are sweaters. 

Sweaters. A lightweight sweater from Bingham’s is a great transitional piece from season to season. You can wear a sweater from Peter Millar or Robert Graham with a button down shirt, with or without a tie, under a sport or suit jacket or with an open collared button down and coordinating solid T-shirt peeking out underneath. Throw on a sport coat and jeans and your not-too-casual-oh-this-old-thing look will yield many approving looks. 

Trousers. Jeans aside, another wardrobe essential is a neat pair of trousers, be they dress pants or casual chinos. Options from Ballin or Bill’s Khakis are incredibly comfortable, versatile and lightweight. 

Shoes. Your feet will thank you a million times over for investing in a few pairs of high-quality shoes. Start with a pair of dress shoes and a pair that checks the casual box so that you have a few styles to rotate through. At Bingham’s, we carry both looks from Trask and Martin Dingman and can offer suggestions for how to pull off completing your outfit in shoes that aren’t black. 

Underpants. Why are these in the list? Because we care. Taking care of yourself and maintaining a good grooming schedule also includes considering the first layer of clothing on your body. Throw out your torn and stretched underwear. You deserve the best! Who wants to wear a great outfit with overstretched underwear that bunches in all of the wrong places? Get some Saxx underwear. Stat. 

Come and adult with us at Bingham’s today!

 

Binghams is Your Source for Bills Khakis in Columbia, Mo.

If you’re looking for khaki pants, Bills Khakis is the brand you should buy. They are high quality, comfortable and affordable. They are also something of an American tradition, with a story as American as apple pie.

Back in 1984, in an Army surplus store in Ohio, a college student named Bill Thomas came across a pair of original WWII khakis. Thomas was instantly enamored with his newfound treasure. “They were made from better cloth, the pockets were deep, the pocketing was made of drill cloth, everything about it was better,” recalls Thomas in this video. “That pair of khakis turned out to be the best pair of khakis that I’d ever found,” he says.

U.S. troops golfing. Photo courtesy of Bills Khakis.

U.S. troops golfing. Photo courtesy of Bills Khakis.

Thomas was so inspired by those pants that he started his own line of khakis, and in 1990, in Reading, Penn., Bills Khakis was born.

All of Bills’ khakis—and the apparel they added in 2007—are made in in the U.S. This makes sense, given the brand’s mission to pay homage to the American ideal of hard work and the country’s industrial history.

Learn more about Bills Khakis in this video (the same video linked to above):

Bills Khakis from n9 on Vimeo.

And a man doesn’t just feel patriotic when buying a pair of Bills. He also feels sensible, given the brand’s top-notch quality. You can feel the durability in a pair of Bills in its stitching, the slight heft of the fabric, and the way it feels on the skin.

Navy blue khakis

Photo courtesy of Bills Khakis.

Colorful array of Bills Khaki's shorts

Photo courtesy of Bills Khakis.

Classic Bills Khakis khakis on man lounging in a boat

Photo courtesy of Bills Khakis.

Bills Khakis are definitely a comfort fit, and a little looser than most pants you find these days. This doesn’t mean, however, that Bills has ignored the widespread skinny trend. They just incorporated it in a way that did not alter their core product.

In 2014, they launched Tea Label, a collection of slimmer fitting apparel geared toward the younger, trend-conscious customer.

“Men who buy Bills Khakis do so because of the fit. They know what they want, which is comfort and quality,” explains Dave Danuser, owner of Binghams. “I think having the separate collection shows Bills commitment to not changing a good a thing, and to their core customers.”

And, as much as we love trends here at Binghams, we equally admire a clothing brand that sticks to what it does best, regardless of fads.

See for yourself what has made Bills Khakis a lasting American brand by coming into Binghams today and trying on a pair of their excellent khakis. We are located here and look forward to seeing you.