A pair of versatile trousers holds the power to streamline your life. In 2019, we’ve seen major developments in trouser style: brands are moving from tapered styles to straight and wider legs, making the trousers easier to style. What’s more, hybrid designs are becoming more and more common – elasticated and drawstring waists are now frequently paired with smarter aspects like pleats and creases to make trousers that can be worn day in, day out, no matter what the event. So, from your morning meeting to your evening meal, your outfit will be held together by a pair of trusty trousers from the likes of Legends, Paul Smith, Forét and more.
Cut with a relaxed, wide leg, Wax London’s Desert Sand Kurt Trousers are crafted from Italian cotton twill which ensures durability. The Kurt trousers are topped by an elasticated drawstring waist for comfort and versatility. Of course, this means that tucking a shirt in is out of the question but more casual ensembles will thrive with the Kurt trousers as their base.
If you were only told that Legends’ Century Trousers were cut from a soft stretch cotton blend and featured an elasticated waistband, you’d be forgiven for thinking that they were to be worn for relaxing only. You’d be mistaken. Between tailored trouser and chino, the Century trouser is tapered slightly for a sharp take on smart-casual and even off-duty styling. This pair looks as comfortable accompanied by sneakers and a T-shirt as with leather shoes and a shirt.
We told you once already, corduroy is back and stronger than ever. Paul Smith knows it, but he’s known it since his doors opened in 1970. Cut from a cotton-blend corduroy in a dark navy hue, this tapered-fit pair is a shortcut to smart-casual perfection. In keeping with the cult British label’s exacting standards, this pair embodies the brand’s colourful creativity.
We’ve heard about trousers that can take you from work to drinks, but when it comes to Forét, the brand trying to get us to put our phones down and appreciate the outdoors, versatility is taken one step further. The Pond Suit Pant promises to take you from wedding to woods. Cut to a regular fit, Forét ensures that you have enough room to be comfortable and active while still looking sharp.
Made from pure Italian cotton, Schnayderman’s Navy Cotton Twill Trousers are refined and adaptable. An elasticated waist leads to the mid-weight construction which hangs perfectly over boots or shoes. The legs feature slight tailoring which, due to the lack of details, is the main focus of this pair.