30 People Who Have Actually Influenced Men's Style

WWII Veterans

Visible Influence: Chinos

World War II vets brought khaki pants from the front lines to college campuses. Thanks to the G.I. Bill, many young men came home from the war and went off to college. The twill trousers they wore on the field looked nice enough for the academic world, so they decided to start wearing them on campus. Soon enough, khaki pants became an acceptable casual staple for guys everywhere.

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