The Chinos:Lululemon Commission Pants in Iron Blue – $128. Terrific color here. A slightly desaturated blue shade that has gray hues. Not “scrubs” blue. Not baby blue. A true grayish blue that’s surprisingly versatile. The Lululemon Commission (and ABC) pants are the current standard in tech-trousers. Why? Because they don’t look or feel like tech pants. Terrific stretch without feeling like you’re wearing lycra. Smooth fabric that doesn’t make a “swish swish” sound. Available in slim fit, or a more athletic “classic” fit that’s not bulky or billowing. Popular enough, despite the price, that they have a hard time keeping these things in stock. For a more affordable option (albeit with not as much stretch as you might expect), try the Banana Republic Slim City Pant in “Mist Blue.” Wait for a sale, and they should drop to that $60ish range.
The Socks:Bombas Men’s Merino Wool Golf Calf Sock – $22. Forget swinging a club. If these are made to walk 18 (does anyone do that anymore?), then they should be perfect for a warm summer day. Merino cools and cushions and keeps your feet dry. High hopes for these. Machine wash and dry is always a plus.