Straight-leg slacks are the Swiss army knives of the trouser world. Multifunctional and supremely versatile, men's straight-leg trousers transcend dress codes and occasions. A clean-cut, straight silhouette lends itself perfectly to being dressed up or down: all you really need to consider is the rest of your outfit. Try a pair of classic cotton canvas trousers with a worker jacket and Derby boots for laid-back utilitarian-inspired style. Or team a corduroy pair with a tucked-in Oxford shirt, blazer and penny loafers for an effortless business-casual look that will take you from boardroom to bar. Unlike baggy trousers or – God forbid – skinny jeans, straight-leg trousers are universally flattering and acceptable for work and play, so you really can't go wrong. Scroll on for our pick of the best straight-leg trousers for men right now.
Best men's straight-leg trousers in 2022
Closed Nassau Straight Pants
These chino-esque trousers from Closed are your answer to effortless smart-casual style. Crafted from long-fibre pima cotton with just a hint of elastane for stretch, they're super-comfy and made to last. Complete your look with a classic crew-neck white T-shirt and some leather trainers.
Wax London Navy Seaton Kurt Trouser
Wax London's popular Kurt Trousers have been reimagined for AW22 in a black and navy jacquard print. They feature a slightly cropped length that will work well with penny loafers and calf-length socks. Try them with Wax's matching Chase Jacket for a show-stopping look.
ASKET Heavy Twill Chino
Inspired by classic workwear, ASKET's Heavy Twill Chinos are crafted from an ultra-robust military grade organic cotton twill that will withstand whatever adventures you have in store. The clean silhouette and fuss-free design makes them perfect for everyday wear. Throw on a hoodie and some high-top sneakers for a fail-safe casual look.
Axel Arigato Iron Pants
Axel Arigato's distinctive streetwear aesthetic is injected into these workwear-inspired cargo pants. They feature utilitarian-style panelled stitching at the knees and are trimmed with Axel Arigato's signature luggage tag for a playful touch.
TWOTHIRDS Limosa Trousers
TWOTHIRDS is a sustainable clothing label from Barcelona that creates planet-friendly pieces. These straight-leg corduroy trousers are made using 100% organic cotton, which boasts a significantly lower carbon footprint than conventional cotton. Team them with espadrilles and a linen shirt for a breezy summer look or channel winter ruggedness with Chelsea boots and an overshirt in the cooler months.
Sunspel Regular Fit Stretch Chino
British heritage brand Sunspel is renowned for its timeless minimalism, an aesthetic that it applies to these trend-transcending trousers. With a mid-rise, clean flat-front design and cotton twill construction, they tick all our boxes. Chinos don't come more classic than these.
ISTO. Corduroy Trousers
These straight-leg men's corduroy trousers from Lisbon-based label ISTO. are what you make them. Dress them up with an Oxford shirt and Derby shoes or take things down a notch with a casual sweatshirt and your go-to trainers. The best bit? ISTO. is totally transparent about every stage of its manufacturing process, so what you see is what you get.
L'Estrange 24 Trouser Relaxed
L'Estrange has updated its beloved 24 Trouser for a slightly looser fit, resulting in a perfectly pared-back straight-leg trouser that's ideal for smart-casual dress codes. Despite the sophisticated appearance, a hidden elastic waistband allows for a comfortable fit and added movement. So good you'll never want to take them off.
Forét Brook Chino
These cotton chino trousers from Danish label Forét are the ultimate everyday slacks, low-key enough to complement any ensemble, without overpowering it. Team them with chunky retro-inspired trainers and a heavyweight tee for an effortless weekend look.
Percival Straight Leg Trousers
These elegant straight leg trousers from London menswear label Percival will take you from the office to that post-work date to a relaxed weekend afternoon at the pub. Choose from a range of versatile hues - black gets our pick, for obvious reasons.