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

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

Closed's Portuguese-made Nanaimo Straight Pants epitomise the label's commitment to high quality craftsmanship. With a relaxed silhouette and subtle pleat, they make for a great day-to-night option. Team them with a blazer and loafers or give them a casual edge with a T-shirt and white trainers.

Canali Navy Cotton Stretch Drawstring Casual Trousers

These drawstring trousers from Canali are perfect for casual everyday wear – at home, on the go and in the office. Crafted from a cotton blend, they feature a hint of stretch for ultimate comfort. Style them with a flannel Oxford shirt and Derby shoes for an appropriately business-casual look.

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.

Hamilton and Hare Linen Trouser

Trousers don't come much comfier than these ones from Hamilton and Hare, which are sustainably made in the UK from super-soft organic cotton. With an elasticated waistband, ultra-breathable construction and relaxed straight-leg cut, they're just the perfect casual trousers for every day.

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 Solid

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.

Axel Arigato Illusion Sweatpants

These Axel Arigato sweatpants are equally suitable for at-home lounging as for day-to-day wear, thanks to their sophisticated straight-leg cut and organic cotton construction. Elevate them with a pair of leather trainers and an unstructured blazer.

Stay in the comfort zone. Check out our pick of the best drawstring shorts for men.