With all this talk of change in politics and business there are some things that need to remain constant. Such things include the men’s grill at my club (women are forbidden, its the promised land), the fact that we are all glad we are not like those creatures on the Jersey Shore and the necessity of a great pair of khakis.
‘We made Bills better by not changing a thing,’ that my friends, is scientific truth. That my friends, is the motto of Bill’s Khakis. I will say that the pair of Bills Khakis that I own are the finest pair of khakis I have ever owned and ever worn. The M1 model, which is the model I own, is the same cut and fit as the U.S. army issued chino from WWII. Yes, this is the same pant that millions of American’s went over to Europe and Asia and won WWII in, badass. My favorite attributes of the M1’s are the high quality of construction and materials, the deep pockets, ample leg and crotch room and the longest zipper on any pant I have ever worn. Bill’s also makes two trimmer models, the M2 and M3. The comfort of my M1’s has yet to be matched by any other trouser I have worn.
Bill Thomas, the founder of Bills Khakis, officially started his company in 1990 in Reading Pennsylvania, where the company is still headquartered. In a time when many clothing manufacturers move their production to cheaper and inferior facilities overseas (cough cough, asia, cough), Bills Khakis has not wavered in its stance as a truly American company, a title few companies can appropriately claim. Bill Thomas is a legend. He is simultaneously preserving the greatness of America and Americana, running a business, making money and having fun doing it. If someone told me that that would be my fate at the age of 49 I would be perfectly happy.
I will leave you all with this epic quote from The Babe in The Sandlot, “Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.”
Thank you Bill, keep up the good fight,
FYG would like to note that it was in no way compensated or encouraged in any way shape or form by or from Bills Khakis. This article was posted out of a love for a great pair of pants.