When you're working at home, it can be tempting to fall into the trap of putting on a pair of sweatpants or pyjamas to keep comfortable. But experts have said time and again that staying in our scruffy clothes negatively impacts the way we approach the day. Karl Lagerfeld even once said that sweatpants are a sign of defeat. If Karl Lagerfeld's disgust at your sweatpants is not enough, multiple studies have also shown that cognitive function is higher when wearing formal gear. So how can we get dressed properly to inspire productivity but remain comfortable? Luckily, L'Estrange has the perfect answer for a stylish, relaxed working-from-home uniform.
L’Estrange’s ‘With Less, Do More’ ethos guides the label’s aim to reduce the amount of clothes needed in wardrobes by bringing versatility to everyday items. Going a step beyond its 100% renewable or recycled Italian and Portuguese fabrics, L’Estrange promotes sustainable consumption with pieces that have a long-lasting life cycle.
We particularly love that this label is closing the loop in circular fashion by offering a discount for customers that recycle clothes, in addition to a free repair service for any faulty clothes as part of the Lifecare program.
This means that when the global crisis is over, you'll have a timeless pair of trousers that you can wear from the comfort of your own home to your office in the city and beyond. But what makes the L’Estrange 24 Trouser so well-suited to such a range of environments? We put them to the test.
“I didn’t think it was possible for such smart trousers to feel as comfy as tracksuit bottoms.”
Andrew C, L'Estrange customer
3% Italian stretch cotton
Materials are a central concern when it comes to creating clothing that can pass in a range of scenarios. You can’t use loopback cotton if the trousers are intended for formal usage on occasion, for example. Even if the pair of trousers feature folds and pleats, the loopback cotton will override the style. That’s why the 24 Trousers are crafted from a lightweight and versatile, premium Italian cotton. A light sheen is similar to what can be expected of a pair of men's tailored trousers while a hint of stretch – 3% – ensures that you’re equally as comfortable on the sofa as at work.
Elasticated waistband and hidden cord fastening
What really distinguishes the L’Estrange 24 Trouser, much like any L’Estrange piece, is the wealth of unique, ingenious additions. These hidden features are all for the user, adding a new angle of comfort to the experience.
While you’d be forgiven for thinking that the 24 Trousers were suit trousers on first sight, a quick inspection of the waistline will show otherwise. An elasticated waistband combines with a drawstring fastening to position these trousers firmly within the suitable-for-lounging category, while the lightly tapered leg contrasts with the secret comfort of the waist.
L'Estrange's classic 24 Trousers are a fail-safe staple for year-round wear, but the label has also recently come up with two variations specially designed with the seasons in mind. The CONCEPT Linen 24 Trousers offer all the same details as the classic style, but in a silky soft Italian linen-cotton blend. Lightweight and breathable, they're perfect for the summer months. On the other end of the spectrum are the Heavyweight 24 Trousers, which have been crafted with a custom-made fabric developed for structure and warmth, making them ideal for autumn and winter. As is the case with the classic trousers, you can choose from a range of easy-to-wear colours, so they're bound to become wardrobe favourites. Why not stock up on a few pairs of each?
24 Trousers verdict
You needn’t look any further than the user reviews of the L’Estrange 24 Trouser to see that this pair will change the way you see your wardrobe. It’s truly surprising to think that we can experience the comfort of our favourite sweatpants with the appearance of those special tailored suit trousers we never get the chance to wear. Life is unpredictable, so make it a little easier to deal with by investing in a pair of versatile 24 Trousers.
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