…and a polo.
This would be the title of my autobiography if I were to write one now.
Most of my professional career (and my menial jobs) have required me to own at least one pair of khakis that I wear on a regular basis (usually with a polo). I was thinking about this the other day as I got my uniform for my new (and totally awesome) job as an interpreter (information not language). We all dislike khakis, it’s true. But they look professional and at this point I feel professional in them. As far as professional wear goes khakis and a polo isn’t the most uncomfortable thing to wear (or the most flattering). Then I got to thinking, who chooses to wear khakis in real life? Why not jeans or some material that breathes and is actually flattering to anyone? Also they get dirty so freakin easily. Accidental run into something? ALL OVER YOUR KHAKIS! Spill and tiny amount of food or drink? ALL OVER YOUR KHAKIS! Sit wrong in your khakis? WRINKLE CITY! I was just thinking how silly it is and wondering who started this practice?
Maybe it was Phyllis Neffler in Troop Beverly Hills! (if you haven’t seen it, go do that now…it’s awesome).
I have always hated spending my limited money on khakis too. They are expensive! This is the first job that provided my full uniform which was great! Even face masks. They are on the ball and I am loving it. I am basking in it really, uniforms and beyond.