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Go Beyond the Khaki Chino This Spring

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Chinos are thick on the ground this time of year—and for good reason, so we’ll spare you the extolling of virtues.

You’re probably wearing a pair now. And it doesn’t matter what the fashion rags are telling you this year or the next, you’ll be breaking out the versatile cotton pants every spring from now until the sun burns out. But if you’re still clinging to the British khaki end of the spectrum, we’re here to tell you that it’s time to get a little bolder and embrace the colorful side of chinos—just about any shade will match a navy blazer. And we’ve rounded up the best on the market right now.

Herewith, the seven colorful chinos to consider for spring...»

Three Ways to Pull Off the Hawaiian Look

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The sun is out, the air is hot and, trendy or not, the shelves are filled with Hawaiian shirts.

Gentlemen, this is a dangerous situation.

It’s not that the Hawaiian shirt is such a bad idea. Pull it off right, and you’ll be carrying around a beach-drink-flavored halo all day. But pulling it off right is so tricky, and if you don’t do it perfectly, you’ll be stuck in a purgatory of itchy polyester and substandard episodes of Magnum, P.I.

The way we see it, you’ve got three options, any one of which should keep you in good sartorial standing. Let us count the ways...

Three ways to pull off Hawaiian prints»

Kempt Man of the Hour: Andrew Saffir

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Cinema Society swell Andrew Saffir makes his second MOTH appearance here at the screening of 9/11 flick *August* at the Soho Grand the other night.

Once again the natty social butterfly donned a dapper hacking-style jacket from downtown dandy depot Lord Willy's, which is quietly clothing some of the best dressed men in town. This number is summer-weight navy blue cotton with subtle grosgrain trim, a ticket pocket, contrast stitching on the buttonholes and a turquoise lining.

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