The past year and a half 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, as restrictions lift and we once again start pencilling in social events and make our way back into the office, 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, 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.
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, smart enough to wear out and about with sneakers and an overshirt, but comfortable enough for lounging around in at home.
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.
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.
Neutrale's luxurious take on sweatpants is exactly the sort of thing you'll want to wear all day everyday. Made from premium organic cotton in a relaxed fit, the aptly-named 'Soft Pants' are as cosy as trousers come. Plus, the thigh pocket makes for a practical and playful touch.
At first glance, these linen trousers from Oliver Spencer look like smart suit trousers, but upon closer inspection, you'll find a hidden drawstring that seriously ups their comfort level. They'll serve you just as well for all your important Zoom meetings as they will for an elegant summer wedding, teamed with a lightweight linen jacket.
Trousers don't come much comfier than these ones from Riley Studio, made from luxurious organic linen woven in Belgium as part of the brand's zero waste solution. With an elasticated waistband, ultra-breathable construction and relaxed cut, they're just the sort of thing we want to pull to battle the heat in style. The side pockets, discreet top-opening pocket and tonal stitch detailing throughout gives a subtle utility feel.
Understated yet elegant – and supremely comfortable – these Shon Mott drawstring trousers are the perfect working-from-home slacks. They'll make you feel like you've made an effort, even if you can't quite muster up the energy to leave the sofa.
SIRPLUS' elegant Arnad Trousers epitomise the label's commitment to high quality craftsmanship. Made from a luxurious cotton-linen blend, they're lightweight but substantial, making for a great day-to-night option. Team them with a linen blazer and loafers or give them a casual edge with a T-shirt and white trainers.
With the appearance of suit trousers but the comfort of sweatpants, these drawstring trousers from Swedish label A Day's March are right at the ultimate post-lockdown garment, ideal for wearing to work or smart social occasions whilst still maintaining ultimate ease-of-wear. Wear them with an Oxford shirt and derbies for an effortless office ensemble.
WAHTS always manages to put a luxurious spin on classic sportswear, and these sweatpants demonstrate just that. Constructed from organic cotton, they're ultra soft and super cosy, not to mention stylish: the contrasting band and clean silhouette add just the right amount of sophistication.
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