Casual trousers are the foundation of any stylish off-duty uniform. But finding that perfect pair that you can seamlessly build your everyday outfits around (without resorting to jeans, or – God forbid – sweats) can seem a daunting task. Fear not, we're here to help. From smart-casual chinos to comfy drawstring trousers and even Harry Styles-approved wide-leg styles, we've rounded up some of the best men's casual trousers on the market right now.
Wax London can do no wrong when it comes to versatile workwear-inspired menswear staples. Case in point: these heavyweight organic cotton twill khakis, which offer a contemporary take on classic utilitarian style. Boasting a relaxed fit and drawstring waistband, they promise all-day comfort and are perfect for work and play.
Percival's Everyday Trousers are just that – casual trousers for everyday wear. Fusing the comfort of sweatpants (read: drawstring waistband) with the elegance of smart slacks, they'll serve you just as well at a summer wedding with a linen shirt and loafers as at the pub on the weekend with a casual tee and trainers.
Italian menswear maestro Luca Faloni always manages to nail timeless elegance, with pared-back staples that are made to last. These classic chinos are evidence of the brand's expertise. Crafted in Northern Italy from premium cotton twill and blended with just a touch of elastane for comfort, they're designed to mould to your shape from the very first wear, resulting in the perfect fit.
Elevate your everyday look with these loose-fit chinos from Closed. Designed in collaboration with renowned New York stylist Michael Philouze, the pleated unisex style is crafted from Italian organic cotton twill, and intended for a longer ankle-grazing fit. Team them with a plain white tee and canvas trainers for a fail-safe weekend look that will take you effortlessly from day to night.
These drawstring trousers from NYC-based label Corridor have relaxed holiday vibes written all over them. Ethically crafted in India from super-soft cotton canvas, they're slightly tapered for a flattering fit. Team with a breezy Cuban collar shirt and espadrilles for instant poolside elegance.
The Swedish masters of minimalism at ASKET have perfected the classic chino trouser. Their version is cut to perfection from mid-weight Italian cotton-satin weave, with just a hint of stretch for ease of movement. Style them with an overshirt and leather trainers for an effortless laidback look.
These casual men's trousers from British heritage brand Sunspel tick all the right boxes. They feature an easy-to-wear straight leg, a flattering mid-rise and sturdy French cotton drill construction, meaning they'll stand the test of time. A great alternative to your go-to pair of jeans, they're guaranteed to become a firm wardrobe favourite.
Versatile and timeless, corduroy is a smart-casual style saviour that will perk up any outfit. Bring some velvety tactility to your ensemble with these double pleated corduroy trousers from London-based label Form&Thread. Their medium rise and tapered fit lends them just the right amount of refinement, making them perfect for smart-casual occasions.
These sporty trousers from Danish label Rains offer style and functionality in equal measure. Lightweight and comfortable, they feature nifty utilitarian-inspired pockets and an elasticated waistband and cuffs. In keeping with Rains' distinctive Scandinavian design language, the look is simple and stripped-back.
These men's trousers from Swedish label A Day's March are as sustainable as they are stylish. Crafted from tencel, an eco-friendly fabric made from cellulose fibres, they require a lot less water and energy to manufacture than standard cotton slacks. The subtle pleats and elegant tapering will elevate any casual ensemble.
British brand L'Estrange specialises in minimalist menswear staples that are designed to transcend trends and seasons. These casual trousers do just that, thanks to a clean silhouette and flattering fit. With premium Italian cotton construction and a hidden drawstring waistband, they're made for ultimate comfort, no matter what your day has in store.
If you're not yet ready to give up your sweats but still want to maintain an element of elegance, Unrecorded has you sorted. The Dutch label's organic cotton drawstring trousers are lightweight and breathable, with a comfy wide fit and elasticated drawstring waistband. Perfect for lounging around the house, or dress them up with Derby shoes and a button-down shirt.
Portuguese label ISTO. creates meaningful essentials using only the finest fabrics. These meticulously-made men's trousers are cut from 100% organic cotton corduroy, a mid-weight fabric that's perfect for year-round wear. Team them with an Oxford shirt and leather trainers for an office-appropriate business-casual look.
Barcelona-based brand TWOTHIRDS takes classic wardrobe staples and gives them a sustainable twist. These classic men's chinos are made in Europe from 100% organic cotton, without any pesticides or fertilisers and a much lower carbon footprint than conventional cotton. We love them for the super-soft feel and comfy relaxed fit.
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