July 14, 2010

Phrases from a NYT article about a store in Manhattan that sells pants, nothing but khaki pants.

1. "insouciance and dignity."

2. "inject it with purpose and vision."

3. "reimagined khaki pants as an artisanal product."

4. "jean approximants."

5. "burlap-wrapped bales of cotton (or the equivalent thereof) — a touch of rural whimsy."

6. "an attitude or a process, an art or a mood?"

7. "Testosterone and calluses."

21 comments:

2yellowdogs said...

"pseudo-hip pretentiousness"

jeff said...

"rural whimsy." Right. Cause that's all I see out on the farms. Nothing but khaki pants.

mesquito said...

Pat!

http://www.jrporter.com/stuff/Letting_Go_of_God__Julia_Sweeney_2cds/images_extras/Author_Julia_Sweeney_SNL_Its_Pat.jpg

Psota said...

Of The System, but not in The System

Dead Julius said...

They're Words White People Like describing Stuff White People Like.

chuck b. said...

I confess to wearing khakis quite often. Also, canvas painter's pants. Very comfortable.

Overwashed black denim jeans have been my favorite type of jean for a long time now.

Ripping the hem on the bottom of denim blue jeans is something I was doing 20 years ago. But I haven't worn blue jeans since ca. 2006.

It's a long story how I came in to possession of not one but two pair of leather pants. I have never worn them.

Lem said...

I love my khakis.. I had several sizes that didn't fit anymore.. took them and gave them away in Santiago.. They were too good to be dumped at the Salvation Army.

Khakis are the perfect pants..

Kirk Parker said...

"Nothing but khaki pants"?

That's nothing, I remember a shop in Juba that sold nothing but Vick's Vapor Rub.

MadisonMan said...

Testosterone and calluses? I hesitate to ask where the calluses are.

Whenever I see Just Nails stores I am always tempted to stop and ask if they sell brads and screws too. I'm not sure what I'd ask at a Just Khaki store.

Richard Dolan said...

The article reads like a parody of a NYT style piece. Take something as mundane as khaki pants for men, and turn it into: Metaphor!, Poetry!, Drama!, Contempo-Culture-in-a-Capsule!, anything except what it is, which is nothing much.

edutcher said...

It's OK. The Army hasn't worn them since V-J Day.

(What??? The Marines still do???)

E.M. Davis said...

Sometimes pants are just pants.

ricpic said...

L.L. Bean sells a decent pair of khakis for 25 bucks.

alan markus said...

Well, at least it looks like they don't stock khaki shorts. That's a good thing, right?

LordSomber said...

Jenny: Oh, welcome to Scotch Boutique!

Man: Um, do you sell any recording tape here?

Jenny: [cheerfully] No, just the sticky kind.

Kirstin said...

May your $185 khakis never be mistaken for Dockers.

I wonder how long those two stores will last.

Mumpsimus said...

Five semicolons in that story. And ten colons.

Methadras said...

I thought they were talking about The Gap. The store for upscale, up-priced bland clothing.

Adam said...

approximants? Is that a word, or a wv?

ddh said...

Is it possible to write an article that better parodies the impact of gays on clothing styles and the New York Times? Just think what the reviewer could do with flannel work shirts.

Rick said...

Should have said, "The twill felt a bit twee"