UPDATE YOUR LEGWEAR WITH STAPLES FOR THE SEASON
As we ease into the colder seasons, it’s time to turn in your shorts and look to longer legwear. Though a sturdy pair of jeans is always a good idea, sometimes the occasion calls for something a bit smarter, comfier or just that little bit different. The good news is that just a few staples in your closet can create a versatile range that will see you through the season, and a whole lot longer. Let’s take a look at our picks below.
Not all chinos are created equal – our version has been engineered with an elasticated waist and cotton stretch fabric for a more comfortable fit. It’s a functional and more relaxed version of a classic chino, with a removable drawcord that can be worn internally for a more formal take, or externally to ease up the look. The combinations are endless; pair with a tailored cotton shirt for work or choose a woolly roll neck and trainers for a weekend walk.
If you’re looking to smarten up your overall look, moleskin trousers tick all the right boxes. Made from 100% Italian cotton, the fabric is lightweight and breathable but still has a soft, luxurious hand-feel. Though moleskin is a tactile fabric, our tailored take eases up with movement which is great for work, dinner or outings alike. In a key colour for the autumn season, layer up with a chunky knit when the weather cools.
Casual looks get an upgrade with our wide-leg trousers. Crafted from a lightweight drapey Japanese fabric, they’re perfect for easing into a more relaxed aesthetic with their fluid, roomier fit. The wool blend gives a warmer hand-feel, making these a great alternative to the sportier jogger or a loose chino. Pair with the matching shacket for an easy, coordinated finish.
The drawstring is often associated with sportswear as it offers more comfort and movement, but our take elevates a traditionally casual feature. Made from sustainable cotton twill that’s stretchy and breathable, hidden fastenings smarten things up while the drawcord can be worn internally or externally depending on the desired feel. Dress them up with an Oxford or lighten the look by adding a zip neck and chunky loafers.
Our guest editor Gareth Scourfield on
how to make trousers work for you
“One of the most essential aspects is finding trousers that fit well and flatter your body shape. Whether you prefer a slim fit, straight leg, or relaxed fit, each style has its own unique impact on your overall appearance. Slim-fit trousers offer a modern and tailored look, while straight-leg trousers provide a classic and versatile option. The emergence of the drawstring trouser in traditional suiting fabrics offer comfort without compromising on style.
In addition to fit, the choice of fabric also plays a significant role in men’s trouser styles. From classic cotton twill to luxurious wool blends, each fabric brings its own texture and feel to an outfit. Heavier fabrics like wool and textured fabrics such as corduroy are ideal for colder seasons.
Paying attention to details such as pleats or no pleats can make a significant difference in achieving different aesthetics. Pleated trousers add sophistication and elegance to formal outfits, while flat-front trousers create a sleek and streamlined look suitable for both casual and formal occasions.
Incorporating the right trouser styles into your wardrobe is a game-changer when it comes to enhancing your personal style.”