The arrival of the new Dockers Alpha Khaki Athletic Fit in the mail was one of intense anticipation. As a gentleman who has never looked good in any pant that is called ‘skinny’ or even ‘slim fit’, the Athletic fit seemed like an answered prayer. Indeed it was. This pant has a fantastic fit while not making me look like I shopped at the Marshall’s sale rack. Having big hips it is always a herculean struggle just to simply put my hands in my pockets. And trying to fit a key or phone in a front pocket is virtually prohibitive. Not with the Athletic Fit!Dockers has a long history of providing style solutions for guys and helping them look great. Beginning almost 30 years ago with the introduction of the Khaki, Dockers was able to bridge the gap between jeans and dress pants. Now, by taking on the issue of fit, Dockers has made it easy for men to find pants that make them look even better.The Alpha Khaki, Dockers’ most popular style, is available in three fits, each catering to a different body type. The Slim Tapered sits below the waist, slim through the seat and thigh with a tapered leg opening. Similarly, the Skinny Tapered fits with a skinny fit throughout the seat and thigh.The latest addition, Athletic, sits below the waist, roomy through the seat and thigh, with a tapered leg opening. This new fit gives guys with a larger build access to the wide selection of color, prints and fabrications that the Alpha Khaki has to offer. What’s more, every style of the Alpha Khaki now has stretch for performance, extra comfort, and movement, making them arguably the most comfortable khaki that a guy can own.Related: Dockers Orange Dugout PantsThere is an added ‘Feel Good’ bonus to these pants too. They are created with a WATER finish to save water. This is something Levi’s (their parent company) has been doing since 2011. To learn more click here.We rang up Docker’s Creative Director, Doug Conklyn, to hear more about this stroke of brilliance:What inspired the ‘Athletic Fit’?The original Alpha “Slim Tapered” and the newer Alpha “Skinny” have been our best-selling fits, however we found a missing niche in the market, and a need to create a pant for the guy with a more athletic build. As a result, we introduced the Alpha “Athletic” fit, made for the guy who requires a little extra room but still wants that modern, tapered appearance.Why tapered?The tapered style of pant is our most popular style, as it creates a longer and leaner look throughout the leg, providing men with the modern feel they are looking for.Are we moving away from ‘skinny’ styles?Absolutely not. Slim and skinny continue to become an increasingly large part of our business globally. We’ve dramatically increased our offering, including fabrics with stretch, which not only supports the growth in slimmer styles but adds tremendous comfort as well. Overall, we’ve seen a considerable shift in styles from our core consumer, who is transitioning from the more traditional and fuller fit to the straight and slim cuts.What’s next for Dockers?We will continue to focus on slim fits and innovative stretch fabrics that cover every possible occasion for our consumer. We’re mostly known for “business casual” apparel, but thanks to Alpha Khaki and our slim fits, the more casual part of our business is showing the fastest growth globally. From casual to refined and from head to toe, we want to be the go-to resource for style and comfort.Check out the new Alpha Khakis in Athletic fit, and the entire Alpha Khaki collection, here. How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire The Best Best Big and Tall Men’s Clothing and Brands How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt What Is the Best Jean Style for You? Editors’ Recommendations
The Security Council today voiced grave concern at persistent reports that the arms embargo along the Lebanese-Syrian border has been breached, militias in Lebanon are re-arming and there have been increasing Israeli violations of Lebanese air space, and urged all sides to cooperate fully with the United Nations to achieve a permanent ceasefire. In a presidential statement read out by Ambassador Pascal Gayama of the Republic of Congo, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month, the 15-member panel stressed the need to work for the region towards a long-term solution in line with the resolution ending last year’s war between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Hizbollah. The statement reaffirmed the Council’s “full support for the legitimate and democratically elected Government of Lebanon” and condemned any attempts to destabilize the country. But it said it was concerned by recent reports that the arms embargo on the Lebanese border has been breached and that both Lebanese and non-Lebanese armed groups and militias have rearmed. The statement reiterated the call for all militias and armed groups in Lebanon to disband and disarm after noting recent Lebanese Government information about the activities of such groups, especially the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) and Fatah Intifada. Council members also expressed concern about Hizbollah’s statement that it retains the military capacity to strike all parts of Israel, and calls on all parties to refrain from statements and activities that could jeopardize the cessation of hostilities.” They added that Hizbollah is yet to return the two Israeli soldiers it abducted last year before the war began, and called for the soldiers’ immediate return, as well as for greater efforts to settle the issue of Lebanese prisoners detained in Israel. Today’s statement also welcomed the recommendations of the Lebanon Independent Border Assessment Team (LIBAT), which travelled to the region earlier this year. The Council said it looked forward to implementation of those recommendations. The statement also referred to an increase in Israeli violations of Lebanese air space, and appealed to all parties to respect the cessation of hostilities imposed after last year’s conflict and the Blue Line between Lebanon and Israel. Turning to border delineation issues, the presidential statement took note of recent progress on the Shebaa Farms, including Mr. Ban’s announced intention to hold talks with the parties on that question and the “solid progress made by the cartographer towards a provisional determination of the geographical extent of the Shebaa Farms.” 3 August 2007The Security Council today voiced grave concern at persistent reports that the arms embargo along the Lebanese-Syrian border has been breached, militias in Lebanon are re-arming and there have been increasing Israeli violations of Lebanese air space, and urged all sides to cooperate fully with the United Nations to achieve a permanent ceasefire.