My God, you made these khakis for me?

I am a lawyer, but a lawyer that doesn’t go to court much. Court days require suits. Every other work day requires khakis. My usual work uniform is a pair of khakis, a dress shirt, black dress shoes and a tie. I bought Docker khakis for years. But I began to feel a bit guilty because Docker Khakis aren’t made in this country. So, I embarked on a quest to find the best American made khakis. I traveled the country from coast to coast and finally found my game in, of all places, Roswell Georgia. The lair of Jack Donnelly Khakis.

Gregg Donnelly founded Jack Donnelly Khakis in 2008 after spending a year or two learning everything he could about khakis. Gregg discovered the best American made fabric to make his khakis and located a family owned manufacturing firm in Georgia to handcraft his line of khakis. Jack Donnelly khakis are offered in two styles (flat front & pleated) and two colors (stone & khaki). Gregg’s khakis have a great padded waistband design that allows for maximum comfort and mobility; Gregg’s motto is that Jack Donnelly khakis won’t ride up on you. Jack Donnelly khakis arrive at your house with an unfinished bottom. After a first wash, your Jack Donnelly khakis are ready to be hemmed by your favorite tailor. Gregg’s firm also offers stylish shorts in the same styles and colors.

Khaki has a long history. According to Wikipedia, the British army in India began outfitting its native troops in cotton material dyed with mulberry juice in the middle of the 19th Century. By 1897, the British Army adopted khaki for the campaign dress in 1897. The “official” shade of khaki was also known as “Multani Mitti”, meaning “the mud of Multan”. Multan was a site of a famous British military base in British India.

Thankfully, today you don’t need to go campaigning with the Brits to get your hands on a nice pair of khakis. All you have to do is visit the Jack Donnelly Khaki website, follow the ordering instructions, and they will be delivered to your door. Now get shopping!


About John Briggs

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at
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1 Response to My God, you made these khakis for me?

  1. Pingback: Simply American – An Interview with John Briggs | Jack Donnelly Blog

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