Monday, October 27, 2008


Ask LaMont: Time to put the khakis away Monday, October 27, 2008 By LaMont Jones, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Q: It's almost November and I still see a lot of people -- especially guys -- wearing khaki pants. Aren't those out of season now? A: Basically, yes. Pittsburgh, with four distinct seasons, isn't one of those tropical climates where you can wear khakis nonstop. Although we've had some recent Indian summer warmth, khaki pants should have been cleaned and packed away by early September at the latest. Like seersucker, khaki fabric is too lightweight to wear in cold weather. For those who don't know what to replace it with when jeans won't do, options range from wool blends and corduroy to moleskin and suede. Send questions to