Khakis Make Shelley Happy


Sorry, folks…since I put my posts up the night before…I have no real write-up for Thursday. (It’s currently Wednesday as I write this.)

I’m determined to hit the bed early tonight.

However, because I don’t want to leave y’all without ANYthing to talk about…feel free to discuss Taylor’s performances this week on GMA, Regis & Kelly, Leno, etc. I’m sure y’all have lots to say…but remember I don’t want to hear your thoughts on any songs but “Runaround,” as that’s the only song I’ve listed to.

Oh and to make up for the lack of a post…here’s a little treat…a lurvely video of a hot guy in khakis.

AAAaaaahhhh…this commercial is literally an opiate for me…I swear, when I watch it, I can actually feel the endorphins kick in.



Oh…and for any guys out there seeing this…um…this post is not really about looking at a hot guy in khakis…it’s about how good all of us girls would think YOU would look in khakis.

Um…yeah…that’s it.

P.S. Unless you can write a logical, well-thought out, intellectual comment as to why…there are to be no fangirly comments about how good Taylor would look in khakis.

P.P.S However, if you CAN write a logical, well-thought out, intellectual comment about Taylor needing a pair of khakis so he has something to wear on the days his jeans are at the cleaners…please share.


71 Responses to “Khakis Make Shelley Happy”

  1. double d Says:

    Yeah! FIRST! Winner from Kalamazinnah!

    Shelley – this commercial came on when we were watching Leno…you commented, I remember (mind like a steel trap,here).

    Ok, here’s the deal. The Monklex is a Khaki man, plain front. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    I lurve ma man in some khakis. I just purchased some flannel-lined khakis for him to play golf in for the winter from LL Bean. He has dress khakis, golf khakis, work khakis, winter khakis, summer khakis, tan khakis, light tan khakis, bamboo-colored khakis, and for a little variety, navy khakis (is that an oxymoron?).

    KHAKIS RAWK! Plain front, preferably.

    Taylor should try a pair of Khakis because it would be a new “genre” for him. He’s all about trying new stuff and being different than he’s been (i.e., doing something different from what he’s done before), so khakis would serve that need. (Again, plain front, preferably.)

    Besides, they would definitely accentuate that cute posterior. (Sorry, had to slide that one in…but I DID refrain from using the word *n**n.)

  2. double d Says:

    P.S. If I was a betting woman (and you know I am), I’d better that Taylor wears flip flops with his Khakis.

    : )

  3. double d Says:

    bet not better…gheesh.

  4. shelley Says:

    DD…you did some SERIOUS vollying with those three posts.

    You earned 5 points when you wrote this about Monklex’s wardrobe, “He has dress khakis, golf khakis, work khakis, winter khakis, summer khakis, tan khakis, light tan khakis, bamboo-colored khakis, and for a little variety, navy khakis”.

    I literally began to swoon. Please tell me I’m not the only woman who is set atwitter (is that a phrase?) by the thought of a good-looking guy wearing all those khakis…um one pair at a time, though. Ha.

    Oh and…yeah…I didn’t think I had to make a distinction…but since you brought it up…ATTENTION ALL MEN, PLAIN FRONT KHAKIS ON A GUY-LOOKING GUY IS THE DREAM OF EVERY RED-BLOODED STRAIGHT WOMAN!!!!! It is only on rare occasions…such as the commercial above…where a man can get away with pleats. A RARE OCCASION!!!!!

    Another 5 points for making that clear, DD.

    And your comment about WHY Taylor should get khakis earned you a solid 10 points. It was well thought out and very convincing.


    I’m sorry to say…you LOST a full 15 POINTS for this little remark…

    “Besides, they would definitely accentuate that cute posterior. (Sorry, had to slide that one in…but I DID refrain from using the word *n**n.)”

    You broke the fangirly rule! Shame on you! I meant what I said…only well-thought out, highly intelligent comments on Taylor and khakis will earn you points.

    I will, however, give you back 5 points for this gem, “P.S. If I was a betting woman (and you know I am), I’d bet that Taylor wears flip flops with his Khakis.”

    MMMMMmmmm….a hot guy in tattered khakis and flip-flops. Yum-my.

    Is that a Southern thing? I think it is.

    Anyway…DD…you’re total is 10 Monkbot points!

    Let’s see if anyone can beat that score to win the Official Prize of the Day for Thursday. (I’ll do a final tally Thursday evening and award the prize.)

  5. nolagirl Says:

    I love cute khaki commercial guy!

    I agree on the plain front. Pleated khakis = not cute. (to me, that is)

    Dwain prefers his good friend the ol’ cargo short over plain khaki shorts or pants. He would wear them in December if I didn’t roll my eyes at him over it. And of *course* the pockets are full of stuff!

  6. texan Says:

    Khaki hotness?? Nope. Not for me. I must have missed that one. It is too “middle-ish” for me. Ok for golf, gorcery store shopping or holding up a fanny pack…(please NO!) I don’t hate khakis or recoil at them. I simply prefer men in suits, tuxedos or jeans…things at the extreme end of the male clothing spectrum. If I am choosing …no “mid” wear please! Damn casual workplaces. You khaki lovers must be in khaki heaven in all the offices in America.

    ATTENTION FASHION POLICE: Please come down and make ’em wear suits or make ’em more casual in jeans! But…if you do bring suits into vogue please know that does not mean you can make us trap our poor legs in pantyhose.

    Just my one cent worth.

  7. shelley Says:

    texan…i think you just haven’t seen a hot enough guy in khakis.

    DD…maybe it’s a Southeastern thing…huh?

    i mean…damn…i REALLY love a freshly scrub…and even a scruffy guy in khakis.

    there’s just something about them.

    texan…sorry…but your comments didn’t qualify you for any points. though you are welcome to try again…watch the above commercial for inspiration.

    nola…in order for you to qualify for points…i need to hear your thoughts on TAYLOR in khakis…not dwain (though i’m sure dwain is very hot in his shorts).

    remember….well this is the equivalent of a khaki THESIS.

    i want my i.q. to shoot up when i read your reasons for taylor to buy a pair of khakis.

    so far…dd’s in the lead.

  8. Squeebee Says:

    Ok I am feeling so deprived. We have no such commercials about hot guys wearing khakis. We have:

    Molsen Canadian commercials featuring rabid beavers.

    I think Taylor should stock up on flat-front khakis so as to appeal to a larger audience. He’s got the teens and 20-somethings in the bag with the jeans, and the older (50+) crowd with the jackets. The 30-50 crowd is BEGGING for some recognition here! (was that un-fangirly enough for ya, Shel?)

  9. Texan Says:

    I never got a zero on a quiz! I will hafta earn my points another way! suits…jeans YES!

    Yet, I am with you on the flat front. That alone should give me .25 to a .5 point at least. Be a pal!

  10. Anonymous Says:


    Anyone who can’t get to the VH1 site because of a non-compliant browser, I’ve done my best to make it available to all.


    Marc (from GC)

  11. Squeebee Says:


    Thanks so much for doing this! I’m sure there are a bunch of people (me included) that will be so thrilled to be able to hear all the music from the new CD.

    You RAWK!

  12. leejolem Says:

    Work…Weekend…Dress…Golf..Blow Harp…Sing…Spin…Smile…Wink..Do all the above while wearing khakis and a white shirt w/sleeves rolled up and 2 buttons undone. That’s all I got to say on the subject. Oh yeah, I prefer white tennies to sandals, but I’m not picky. Salt and pepper goes great w/khaki and white. p.s. Squeebee, I saw the picture of your sharpei–we have a sharpei too! She’s 10 years old and the matriach of the pet family (we have 3 cats, 2 dogs and a parrot). Love the pic!

  13. shelley Says:

    Squeebee….your case was strong and your reasoning sound. 10 points for khaki argument.

    Plus…add another 5 points for “Attack of the Killer Beaver” commercial.

    Squee in the lead with 15 Monkbot points.


    Marc…great site. Thank you. I added a link on Monkbot to your site.

    And though you didn’t give us reasons for Taylor to have a pair of khakis…I will have to still award you 7 points for giving us the song site. Well done.

    Leejolem…I think you made a strong point about the ease of movement in khakis…definitely a point Taylor should consider. 10 Monkbot points.


    Squeebee has taken the lead with 15 Monkbot points.

  14. double d Says:

    But Shelley, FLIP FLOPS!!!

    Can you PICTURE it? I can….

  15. shelley Says:

    For reasons I can’t explain…DD has recieved an additional 5 points.

    DD and Squee are tied at 15 Monkbot points.

  16. double d Says:

    OH, and I forgot to mention the OBVIOUS…



    as always.

  17. ivoryhut Says:

    My man wears khakis throughout the week, and jeans or suits on weekend. Plain front ever since I started buying the pants for him. And please please please — no sharp crease in front with the flat front. That is just so wrong.

    My first crack at a treatise for Taylor in khakis:

    1. Taylor needs to get himself some flat front khakis, preferably the no-iron kind, so that he can fold them nicely right from the dryer and not have to iron them and possibly burn his harp-holding hand.

    2. After so many performances of “Runaround” when he is jumping and spinning around, the khakis, being lighter than jeans, will allow him to jump even higher and spin even faster, thus appearing to defy the laws of physics and add yet another entry to the list of his super Monkbot powers.

    3. Since Taylor seems to enjoy being close to the water, khakis make sense because they keep you warm in a cool ocean breeze while being easier to roll up for a quick wade in the ocean. Unlike jeans, which tend to hamper circulation in the calves when rolled up, the khakis would then allow for better circulation all around, including the heart and brain, which are the primary organs needed for songwriting and whomping.

    *Ivoryhut now off to a meeting, at which she hopes to come up with a better argument for khakis that this one which was the best she could do after her first cup of coffee. And if the meeting gets too boring, she will desperately hope to be rescued by the drop-dead gorgeous Monkbotmeister.*

    I wonder if flattery is worth a few extra points. Maybe a partial point?

  18. Shrewspeaks Says:

    They say pictures speak a 1000 words….

    plain front navy ones

    I rest my case.

  19. shelley Says:

    1000 words, yes…but, Shrew…without the proper intellectual diatribe on Taylor needing khakis…i can only award you max 15 points…which ties you with Squee.


    Ivoryhut has taken the lead…earning an impressive 25 points. The tally is below…

    10 points for identifying the extreme importance of no-iron khakis that not only travel well and shake out from the dryer … they will prevent Taylor from possibly “burning his harp-holding hand.”

    10 points for noting that khakis will aid in Taylor’s ability (or appearance of ability) to defy the laws of physics on stage…which would “add yet another entry to the list of his super Monkbot powers.”

    5 points for the “roll up” factor since Taylor seems to enjoy being around water. This was a brilliant addition because it could have easily gone to the fangirl side…as we all know that Taylor sports quite a nice pair of calves.

    Well played, Ivory.

  20. Pamela Says:

    I’m not convinced that khakis are the only viable option but he certainly does need something to wear when all his other clothes are at the cleaners. You wouldn’t want to see the poor guy walking around in just his swim suit and flip flops would you?

  21. double d Says:

    Ok, I humbly acquiese to the magnificent Ivoryhut. I must say, however, that a mere 5 points for the “ocean roll-up” was WAY too miserly. That, alone, should have garnered 25 points.

    uh, and Shelley, YOU need a deduction for the borderline-fangirly calves comment….

  22. nolagirl Says:

    I can’t compete with you gals! So I’ll just *gasp* get all crazy and say that I’d much rather see Taylor in jeans than in khakis. There, I said it. Negative monkbot points, I am sure, but gotta keep it real. 😉

    In other news …

    MARC YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have felt tormented for 2 days not being able to figured how to to hear the damn songs, so as soon as I can slack off here at work, I’m heading to your site! THANK YOU!!!


    Last thing: I heard on some show last night that tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy will be the most depressing of the season. Grrrrrreat. Sigh.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    If it helps, I am wearing Khakis today, just for you.

  24. shelley Says:

    DD…I’ve removed myself from the competition…so I can talk about Taylor’s calves without guilt.

    NOLA…I never said I DIDN’T like (or even prefer jeans). I just think khakis are a nice change of pace.

    And to Anonymous…if you’re Taylor…thank you…and you are now required to send a picture of said khakis to

    If you aren’t Taylor…good choice on the khakis anyway.

  25. shelley Says:

    OH…and Pamela…simply for putting a visual in our heads about the swimsuit and flip-flops…you are awarded 15 Monkbot points.

    Very nicely done.

  26. Squeebee Says:

    Yeah, I think Ivoryhut has this one. And I think anonymous should send a picture regardless of who he/she might be. And Shelley must post said picture. Just for the sake of topic continuity, you understand.

    leejolem: Nice to meet another Sharpie owner….aren’t they the best?

  27. baby duck Says:

    Taylor in khakis?

    So flunk me.

  28. Shrewspeaks Says:

    I did a little search…Malcolm Gladwell did a piece on his blog sometime ago about the number one pant choice of men in america.

    He dissects the Docker Ads of the late 90’s as being a round about way of selling these pants yet it was the fact that “These guys were really being honest and genuine and real with each other, and talking about their lives.” that reflected well on the pants allowing the consumer to relate on an emotional level to the “docker world”.

    Honest and genuine and real…those are three powerful qualities that could be applied to the Supreme MonkBot…so I say there is a tremendous marketing opportunity for Taylor to wear khakis to be a fashion supportive expression of his honest, genuine and real music offerings.

    Gladwell article

    How them apples?

  29. Shrewspeaks Says:

    Oh and can I be fangirlie over Squee’s Molson Candian guy…YOWZA!!!!!!

    *wondering if pet beavers get along with beagles*

  30. Pamela Says:

    Thank you for the points. Perhaps I can sneak in another visual inside a logical business-related discussion:

    Taylor’s tour needs a sponsor and Pop-Tarts and Ford are fizzling out for him. What corporations have commercials that Taylor would be a fit in?? How about Khakis? No, well… perhaps Diet Coke???

  31. double d Says:

    Oooh, Pamela…GOOD question….

    Here are my suggestions:

    Taylor Made Golf -(With Jake Trout & the Fish —SAWEET!)

    BUDWEISER – King of Beers for the King of Soul.

    Alabama Dept. of Tourism – Can exhibit the state’s “natural” attractions.

    iTunes – seems appropriate.

    Pantene – Show off the noggin’….some lucky chick can be shown running her finger through it.

    Michelin Tires – Could tie in all the miles he’s traveled…I’m envisioning “Soul Thing” in the background.

    “….I’ve been travelin’ all these years…”

  32. baby duck Says:

    Thanks for creating a way for all the non-IE folks to hear Taylor Hicks album. I just checked with an international fan, and it also works for overseas.

    Are you the Marc who posted the HD videos at gc during AI5? If so, here’s my thanks for that, too. I look for your posts since gc rose from the ashes, and they’re all too infrequent. Glad to see you in the mix.

  33. double d Says:

    baby duck – That IS the same

    Marc the Magnificent

    He’s back and bettah than evah!

  34. leejolem Says:

    Here’s another commercial tie-in suggestion–Fruit of the Loom. My daughter and I both think there’s a line in “Takin It to the Streets” that sounds just like the lovely ballad “You Can’t Over Love Your Underwear”. What fruit costume should Taylor wear–I’m thinking a banana since he is the supreme Monkbot. And since there is no way I can compete w/Ivoryhut’s brilliant 25 point essay I’m going to risk going into the negative point category and say that I would love to see Taylor in any kind of suit (khaki, navy, gray,pinstripe, birthday, etc…)

  35. nolagirl Says:

    DD said: Pantene – Show off the noggin’….some lucky chick can be shown running her finger through it.”

    I’d have to nominate Q for that. Right, Q?

  36. shelley Says:

    I can see this is taking a turn down Fangirl Lane.


  37. nolagirl Says:

    Surely not on my accord, right Shelley? 🙂

  38. shelley Says:

    Let’s face it…we’ve all traveled that road many times.


  39. nolagirl Says:

    I don’t know what you’re talking about.


  40. shelley Says:

    shut it, new orleans…before i kick your burbon street to the curb.

  41. nolagirl Says:

    Hey now, you leave BOURBON street outta this! 🙂

    Smooches and hugs and fluffy kittens and stuff,

  42. bamaborntxbred Says:

    I don’t have time for this…but here’s a pretty picture of hot sweaty boyz in khakis!!

    I want to be here playing with you guuuuuuys!

  43. ivoryhut Says:

    Y’all cracking me up here. Just got back to find all these comments. Thanks for the points, Shelley! And for the heads up re: the calves. I did not know that. (Then again, I did not know what on**n meant, so I don’t know if that’s plus points for me, or minus points for being clueless.)

    I thought I’d be able to come up with more reasons while the meeting was underway, but sadly, I was distracted by noticing for the first time how many of the attendees were in khakis.

    Then lunch was served, and I thought of one more reason. Them no-stain khakis are great for deflecting BBQ sauce and waffle syrup, or any other food mishaps.

    Then I deftly spilled some of my strawberry drink on my coat, and suddenly wished I were wearing those no-stain khakis as a top.

    So I think any possible points for the additional reason may be cancelled out by the clumsiness of the author.

    And now, Ivoryhut will be looking out for any beavers wandering the hills of Morris County so she can run the other way.

    Favorite line of the day: “before I kick your bourbon street to the curb.” Haha!

  44. Squeebee Says:

    Come on now…the OBVIOUS choice for product endorsement is Taylor Guitars. Taylor’s Taylor is his most prized possession, after all!

    Fangirly? Where? I know not of what you speak, Shelley.

  45. bamaborntxbred Says:

    P.S. I should get a bunch of points just for risking my job to come check out my Monkbot buddies today!


  46. double d Says:

    True dat, Squee…

    He could do “Taylor…on Taylor”


  47. shelley Says:

    Sorry for the misspelling, NOLA…and for pointing out my flaws…now I HAVE to kick your Bourbon Street to the curb. 😉 (Lurve ya, girl.)
    Bama receives 15 points for the pic of hot sweaty boyz in khakis. And another 5 points for risking your job to be with us today.

    Ivoryhut…you were already kickin’ butt in this competition, but I have to add another 10 points for the “no-stain” comment. Taylor definitely could use a BBQ/syrup stain deflector!

    Ivoryhut’s up to 35 Monkbot points.

    By the way, I’m wondering if Anonymous was either Gray or Marc.

  48. Squeebee Says:

    Shelley…I am assuming it was Gray.

    Shrew…glad you liked the Molson commercial! 😉

  49. HicksChick4Soul Says:

    HEY!!! How many monkbot points do I get??? Oh…….do I have to say something clever and witty…..I’m out 😦

  50. ivoryhut Says:

    I was guessing Gray, but didn’t want to say anything before seeing said photo of anonymous khakis.

    Of course, Shelley could always give the photo a giant Taylor head, then sit back and watch what ensues.

  51. Squeebee Says:

    Hmmmm…..that would be interesting. Wherever did you get that idea, Ivoryhut?? 😉

  52. baby duck Says:

    Commercial endorsements:
    Levi’s not Docker’s. I like Taylor in jeans or bluesman suits (sans tie). He could sponsor a line of jeans with a line of fading along the right-hand pocket where the harmonica goes, or the knees worn from playing the harp on his tour. Actually, I think Taylor could have a clothing line, Taylor’s Tailor. I’m thinking purple jackets, faded jeans, alligator boots, more boots, more boots, more — oops, just thinking.

    Now that Al Michael’s and John Madden moved to Sunday Night Football, Taylor should write/sing/perform a new song like Hank Williams Jr. did “Are You Ready For Some Football” for Monday night. Taylor already said he would be up for doing the Superbowl halftime show. This would be a win/win for NBC Football and Taylor, as both would broaden their fanbases.

  53. ivoryhut Says:

    Squee, a little monkey told me. 🙂

    Actually, after having gone through the previous comments, I suddenly noticed that Marc’s comments were tagged “anonymous.” So maybe it isn’t Gray. Shelley could of course tell by checking the IP address. Unless it’s a revolving IP address.

    Either way, a photo would help, dontcha think?

  54. leejolem Says:

    Santa, all I want for Christmas is a giant Taylor head. Love, Leejo (thanks for the image Ivoryhut). Do the “no-stain” khakis work with turnip green juice cuz it seems like he’s kind of obsessed w/them also. (AI 5 episode on Fox Reality last night- Ryan-“what do you miss most from home Taylor?” Monkbot Magnificat”turnip greens and bbq”. Now that would be an endorsement-his face on a can of greens! (wearing khakis of course)

  55. double d Says:

    And, baby duck, don’t forget the


    He don’t pull that out often, but when he do….MANIFIQUE!

    White shirt, vest, khakis and flip flops…and hair gel.

    **Falls into complete fangirly**

  56. double d Says:

    Oh, and how can we forget FUGLY shirts in Taylor’s Tailor line.

    Sure would like to see Taylor in one of those now, just for old times….

  57. Squeebee Says:

    Ok….Fugly shirt, vest, khakis, flip-flops, hair gel, and playing a Taylor guitar. Oh…and wearing the harmonica brace thingy. And singing.

    I am so easy to please.

    I do kinda miss the fugly shirts a little.

  58. nolagirl Says:

    Ahhh, fugly shirts. Those were the best (not really, but in a sad and endearing sort of way).

    I just wanted to completely make a random comment.


    Yep, it’s true. I finally got my butt to the doctor last week for my incessant allergies and I swear, it is so nice to be able to BREATHE!!!!! Yay for me!

    *end of Flonase Public Service Announcement*

  59. double d Says:

    Hey NOLA, don’t you find that Flonase smells like Gardenias?

  60. nolagirl Says:

    Ummm, no. It smells like chemicals to me. But I shoot up my nose every morning anyway!

    Wait, they gave me the generic, so maybe the reason the brand name is like $50 a pop is because you get the good smell??

  61. baby duck Says:

    nolagirl, didn’t I read that Taylor has allergies? Possible Flonase endorsement? Actually, I hope he doesn’t do any haba commercials (shampoo, toothpaste, medications). I don’t want to know what kind of personal products he uses. There’s something about seeing Bret Favre hawking Sensodyne that makes me squeamish. Taylor, don’t go there.

    The clothes line has a creativity aspect about it that would fit with Taylor. Subtitle: New Whomp Style. Layer the fugly lavender paisley shirt with unbuttoned vest, and unbuttoned vest, unbutto — oops, doing it again. Stuck in a groove.

  62. double d Says:

    baby duck — you have officially floored me.

    My good friends here know that you have just brought up my “holy grail” — **queue the harps and angels singing**

    The PTFM Paisley Shirt

    Must. have. it.

    Then, you said vest in the same sentence. Literally, my head is swimming.

    Going…… going……


    Shelley – it’s official….baby duck is a very bad influence.

  63. Libby Says:

    DD and baby Duck

    too cute and so funny….

  64. ivoryhut Says:

    Baby duck, you mention Brett Favre and Sensodyne, and suddenly I think of Willie Nelson and “my face is burning!”

    Just when I got that phrase out of my head …

  65. nolagirl Says:

    Yeah, I love me some Brett Favre, but that commercial is kinda … weird.

    Also, I just found out Grey’s is actually a friggin re-run tonight! Damnit! Apparently the bit I heard about it being the most depressing episode is NEXT week’s episode. 😦

  66. suzi-q Says:

    Okay y’all, rolled up sleeves, button down collar, couple of buttons open (just a couple:) blue shirt, worn out deck shoes, flat-front khakis—–shoot, blow, holster——HOT!!!!!!

  67. shelley Says:

    Suzi-Q went old school on us…with the “Shoot. Blow. Holster.”

    She gets 15 Monkbot points!

  68. baby duck Says:

    double d, I can’t respond about the paisley shirt without a drive down Fangirl Road. Make that Avenue. Interstate. Wide and multi-lane. Driving a Jaguar XK. It’s too much to ask, “Taylor” and “clothes” in the same topic, and adhere to any fangirly restrictions. But I’m making my point exactly as to why he needs to develop a clothing line.

    So back to the theme song for Sunday Night Football. With Taylor’s appearances at Nascar, and The Orange Bowl on January 2nd, he’s already developing an audience among the sports crowd. And I think he would be honored to follow Hank Williams, Jr. Now the question would be, what would he wear when he performs it??

  69. double d Says:


    Suzi-Q said HOT!

  70. shelley Says:

    DD…trust me…I saw it…and about choked.

    Like daughter like mother…huh?


  71. nolagirl Says:

    At least she didn’t say HAWT!! 😉

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