OTC is excited to announce that we will be covering the women’s final match of the US Open this coming Saturday. OTC is partnering with American Express to give our readers a behind-the-scenes look at Flushing Meadows and one of the biggest matches in the sport of tennis. So keep an eye on OTC, our Twitter feed, and Facebook page over the next couple of days, because we are gearing up for a really cool time.
As part of this outstanding opportunity, we are pulling together an outfit appropriate for the sporty elegance of an evening tennis match that draws the likes of Jay Z and Ralph Lauren, not to mention the ever dapper Roger Federer – on court or off. We’ll be looking to mix sport with casual elegance and with some thoughtful assistance from American Express, will be adding a couple of pieces to the OTC wardrobe. First thing on the list? A pair of navy Alpha Khakis by Dockers.
Dockers has gone through a revival of sorts; from baggy office park casual Friday wear to a refreshed and resurgent brand now on the style radar of anyone looking for a solid pair of pants. The Alpha is Dockers’ answer to the question of what to wear when you don’t want to wear jeans. And, they nailed the answer.
Dockers likes to tout that Alphas are where, “jeans end and khakis begin.” In many ways there are spot on. The fit and feel of these pants is far more jeans thank khakis and the cotton itself feels dense and durable. The fit is slim and the pants fit slightly below the waist – definitely a jeans-inspired waist. The slim silhouette carries through to the seat and thigh, ending with a tapered leg.
For some the fit may be too slim, uncomfortably so. So, don’t kid yourself; in terms of fit, think khaki jeans. That said, we love them and get regular compliments for the clearly modern styling and overall neat and contemporary look. While not the best match for dressier occasions, when looking for a jeans-alternative, they are a great option and one we are happy to have.
And don’t forget to check out how we put our navy pair to work for the US Open.