The past few years saw a massive shift in the way men dressed. Comfort became the number one priority and unapologetically so: suits and ties were out and cosy loungewear was very much in. Now, with restrictions lifted and socialising and working from the office back on the cards, we may be reintroducing sophisticated separates and formalwear, but there are some WFH staples that we still can't get enough of. One such example is the ever-versatile drawstring trouser, which combines the comfort of elasticated pyjama bottoms with the smartness of dress trousers.
Whether you're after a pair of refined sweatpants that fall under the luxury sportswear umbrella or something slightly more tailored that will take you effortlessly from the office to after-work drinks, you've come to the right place. Scroll on to discover a few of our favourite pairs of men's drawstring trousers at the moment, ideal for navigating post-lockdown dressing without sacrificing any of the comfort you've gotten used to.
The best men's drawstring trousers in 2023
CDLP Pool Trousers
For holiday style that you can dress up or down, look no further than CDLP's lightweight Pool Trousers. Made from Ecovero – a viscose material derived from certified renewable wood sources – they boast a matte, smooth surface, airy lightness and natural drape. Plus, their sustainable construction means you can feel good about your purchase.
L'Estrange Slate Grey Organic Stretch Cotton 24 Trousers
We've previously waxed lyrical about L'Estrange's 24 Trousers, and we will continue to do so. 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. Genius.
Closed Nanaimo Straight Pants
Cut from premium Italian cotton, Closed's Nanaimo Straight Pants epitomise the label's commitment to high quality craftsmanship. With a relaxed silhouette and unique textural quality, they make for a great day-to-night option. Give them a casual edge with a T-shirt and white trainers and add an unstructured linen blazer when night falls.
Soundman Hynd Trouser Black
Japanese brand Soundman is renowned for its re-worked menswear classics, like these durable yet lightweight drawstring trousers. Inspired by classic M-43 cargo pants, they feature a slightly baggy style, with two spacious double pockets at the hips. Off-duty style made easy.
Wax London Navy Seaton Kurt Trousers
Wax London has a knack for creating ultra-versatile clothing that you can wear anywhere, with anything. Its Kurt trousers – named in honour of that famous Kurt – are the perfect all-occasion slacks. With their straight leg fit and subtle navy and black jacquard print, they're smart enough to wear out and about with sneakers and an overshirt, but still comfortable enough for lounging around in at home.
Luca Faloni Sand Lipari Linen Trousers
Bridging the gap between smart and casual, these meticulously-made lightweight linen drawstring trousers from Luca Faloni are guaranteed to become a fail-safe summer staple that you'll reach for time and again. Dress them up with a pair of penny loafers and a button-up shirt, or take a laidback approach with leather sneakers and a plain tee.
WAHTS Dane Luxury Sweatpants
WAHTS always manages to put a luxurious spin on classic sportswear, and its Dane sweatpants demonstrate just that. Constructed from 100% organic cotton with brushed finishing on the inside, they're soft and super cosy, not to mention stylish: the clean silhouette and tapered fit add just the right amount of sophistication.
Vilebrequin Unisex Linen Jersey Pants
These unisex drawstring pants from Vilebrequin, the iconic French resortwear label, are ideal for all-day lounging, whether you're chilling out at home or relaxing on holiday. Crafted from a super soft linen jersey, they're breathable and oh-so-comfy.
Neutrale Lino Pants
Madrid-based brand Neutrale specialises in easy-to-wear essentials inspired by the effortless elegance of the Mediterranean. Whether you're plotting a summer escape or simply in need of a new pair of comfy trousers to wear around the house, you can't go wrong with Neutrale's Lino Pants. Sustainably crafted from 100% linen, they're super soft and breathable, perfect for the warmer months.
Tropicfeel Jogger Pants
Tropicfeel's take on the classic jogger pant is made specifically for travel, boasting a lightweight, breathable and flexible design that can be easily worn or packed for any kind of trip. Made from a sustainable and super-comfy combination of cotton, lyocell and spandex, they'll become your go-to adventure companion.