As with every Spring & Fall, Bills Khakis introduced some beautiful Limited Edition items: poplin pants in yellow, drawstring linen pants, gingham seersucker shirts, patchwork madras shorts, and yet another Vintage Denim shirt that they have done the last 3 seasons in a row.
The item that has flown off the shelves in the store is the Cotton/Chambray Work Shirt. The success of the shirt has been a little surprising to me only because many men seem to fear linen. It’s not easy to care for (requires dry cleaning) and of course it wrinkles easy. But this particular shirt has something going for it that causes customers to throw caution to the wind. Perhaps it’s the unique pockets – both patch pockets, but one flapped, the other open. Whatever it is, the online sales have not kept pace with sales out of the store, making it this week’s candidate for "Gotta See It".
For those of you in the Bay Area, the San Francisco store is hosting some folks from Bills Khakis for a Trunk Show on Friday, April 10th all day long. In addition to the year-round items and Spring 2009 Limited Edition, they will also be previewing Fall 2009 and taking pre-orders. And they even have some surprise goodies for attendees.