StyleMay 8, 2014

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

__By Alex Holmes

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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

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