Hot Topics: Khakis & Cargos, All-Purpose Summer Staples

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Cap, tank top, and cargo pants by BENCH
Photography by Artu Nepomuceno
Grooming by Gery Penaso
Hair by Chino Maniquiz
Model: Fernando of IM Agency Manila

The summer sun is encouragement enough to head out, be it through drives to the beach or quick cone runs at your neighborhood ice cream parlor. While shorts are a no-brainer, the versatility of cargos, khakis, and crisp white denims make them summer staples to reconsider.

With its extra pockets, cargos are a go-to for activity and ease, especially with the athletic touches BENCH has added in a drawstring waist and elastic cuffs. The slim fit and dark tones of this 2.0 cargo even allow you to take it from a morning market trip to your friend’s rooftop party.

For lazy summer days, though, why go for the utility of a cargo when you can slip into a pair of sexy white jeans? Nothing says leisure like relaxed denim that’s extremely easy on the eyes; you might even skip shoes and a shirt. Just throw on a proper cap—you don’t want to get heat stroke.

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Tank top and cargo pants by BENCH


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White jeans by BENCH


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Cap by Albertus Swanepoel for BENCH



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