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Game improvement: You know you don't have to wear only khaki shorts when you play golf

By Alex Holmes

No matter who you are, chances are you've got some gear in your game that could use an update. While we don't advise retooling everything at once, trading up a few staples at a time is the ticket to solid style. Each week we'll pull a dud from the dark depths of every man's collection and suggest a simple substitute. Check your nostalgia at the door -- it's time for your tune up.


If you're a male golfer between ages 7 and 70, you probably have your khakis game pretty shored up by now, which is all well and good. The cotton khaki twill, originally conceived as a standard-issue bottom for the U.S. Military around World War II, is a menswear mainstay that's as versatile as your first Swiss Army Knife.

That said, Dockers tend to feel a dime a dozen on the golf course so why not inject a little liveliness above the knees this season? Uniqlo, the Japanese retail monolith and purveyor of well-fitting, inexpensive gear, has rolled out super easy belted shorts that will look fresh on the course not to mention on the way to the beach.

Uniqlo Belted Shorts -- $39.90
uniqlo.com

loop-uniqlo-belted-shorts-518.jpgSo, while the khaki short may still be standard issue suburban dad wear, work some newness into your weekend wear this summer stand out in style.
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