My long-time favorite khaki pants for travel are getting too worn to wear in impressionable company, but the manufacturer has long since gone out of business. I mean it's been closer to thirty years than twenty since I got these, from
"The Original Khaki Co."
and that trademark was sold in 1995 and then sold again in 2007 to another licensing entity in Florida.
What's so great about the pants?
They had all the features of good hiking/travel pants but were in a 100% cotton fabric that draped well, held its shape, dried quickly, and needed just light touch-up ironing but could get away without it. Held the crease. Could wear them for several days.
Back pockets zipped closed; front left had a loop for a keyring, front right had an interior additional zipper pocket inside the slash pocket, there was a small velcro-ed pouch in the inside left waistband, and there are two zipped cargo-ey pockets built into the seams of the legs -- they kept a nice silhouette that looked like khakis, not cargo pants.
I know the current wisdom is against cotton, but there's cotton and then there's cotton, and these are the latter. Not wrinkly, dries quickly, smells much better than golf pants or other synthetics. Basically all the pluses of Royal Robbins with a better, refined aesthetic.
Anyone else in the RS Forum still sticking with cotton?
Let me concede that cotton denim jeans can take forever to dry, and that 'tropic weight' cotton pants often get wrinkly right away, but these old pants are proof that it isn't true for all cotton fabrics.