Trousers are scaling the style thermometer quicker than a man can pull them on. A chap’s leg swaddlers have become the silhouette defining elements of many a menswear outfit. Where once the choice was between the five pocket and the formal, these days a whole spectrum of dropped crotch, multi-pockets and cropped styles are on offer.
While some are clearly not for the faint of sartorial heart, the new wave of design bravado that has been applied below the waistline is something that most men can enjoy if only they know where to start. We say relax. And not in an ironic 1980s kind of way.
Because courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim, lightweight trousers come in a flattering and subtly tapered silhouette that is easy for any man to wear. With the crucial addition of a drawstring waist, these trousers update your look into a youthful and relaxed style. Check it out in
Olive or Navy – two of the season’s key colours – and feel supremely confident about tucking in either shirt or T-shirt and flaunting your newly defined waist. This is a subtle and on-trend take on the new silhouettes and one we recommend you try.
Even more relaxed are the quick-becoming -a-style-staple
Acne John Pants. With a touch more cling to them these are like a tailored and grown up version of the sweat pants that are becoming so important a cog in the style machine. And for the slightly more adventurous, Rick Owens DRK SHDW provides the next step on the ladder. The more conspicuous drop crotch and cargo pant details beg to be looked at on either the Sweat Pants or the Belted Cargos.
Get them on, sir. Now all you have to think about is what footwear to team with it...
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