In the world of American fashion, nikes and khakis are the new sports stars, and for good reason.
“A lot of the nikki clothes are made from nylon and polyester,” said Yosef Pachek, a professor of fashion studies at Tel Aviv University.
“They’re a little bit lightweight and stretchy, and they look good in jeans.”
Nike says the line is an effort to provide its followers with a stylish alternative to the more traditional, utilitarian clothes they are expected to wear.
Nikes, which were first introduced in the 1950s, are still considered a fashion statement.
Pacheck said many consumers still have them in their closets.
A pair of jeans can cost as little as $30 in Israel, while a pair of Nike sneakers can go for more than $100 in the United States.
Pachek said many American women also wear jeans and khaki as a fashion choice, though they prefer a more casual look.
For many American shoppers, they may be reluctant to buy jeans in Israel because of the restrictions on the importation of certain materials.
Some women say they prefer the more basic look.
“The jeans in my opinion are less utilitarian, less comfortable and less comfortable to wear than the khakis,” said Sharon Cohen, who was born in Israel but now lives in Washington, D.C. “I think that if you’re wearing a pair or two jeans and a pair and two khakis, you’re just as comfortable wearing khakis.”
Pachke added that he had no problem with people wearing khaki pants.
“It’s nice that there are women that have that option,” he said.
In addition to being less comfortable, the pants in Israeli jeans are less durable than those in the U.S. But even if you do buy a pair, you may be limited to a certain amount of wear.
The limit is 20 percent of the original purchase price, which is what the government has set as a minimum.
While Pacheke said he had never considered purchasing jeans in the past, he did recently buy one in Jerusalem, where he had hoped to spend the night.
“The first day I went there, I had to pay 20,000 shekels (about $1,500) for a pair,” Pacheks said.
“That’s a lot of money.
So it’s hard to see myself buying them again.”
In the past two years, Pachekos has been shopping in Israel at least 20 times, and he said he was often approached by people who were asking for a deal.
He has also been in contact with many of the companies involved in making nikis and khaks in Israel.
Many of the jeans are made in Israel by local suppliers, and some of them are made by Israeli factories.
The companies do not have the same scale as those in America, and most of the materials used are imported.
When Pachekes son was born, his father was also a shoemaker, so he was able to see what it was like to be a shopper.
“There’s no way to go back, but I’ll definitely be buying more,” he told The Jerusalem Report.