10 of the best pants of 2021 to wear this fall and winter
It’s time to start thinking about pants again. Although we spent most of our winter indoors, this year gives us more opportunities to go out, and with that means a chance to invest in some new rocking yarns for when you want to make a splash. However, now you might notice that the best pants for men are a little different than they used to be.
Yes, the current trend for pants is to go a little taller. Of course, you don’t need to totally get rid of your tailor-made clothes or even skinny jeans, but working in larger cuts is definitely a way to add some good variety to the mix. You will also notice that the pleats are back, giving your pants a little more character and formality.
When you start shopping for new items for fall and winter, consider new pants as well. To help make your decision even easier, we’ve rounded up 10 of our new favorites for 2021. Our picks below.
1. Todd Snyder Italian cotton Gurkha pants
More often than not, some of the best clothes are created when new techniques are merged with old classics. This is the case with Todd Snyder’s Italian Cotton Gurkha pants, an updated update of the classic British military-style pants. The double-pleated front and belted waist add fun and inspired vintage details to what is otherwise an extremely modern fit. Oh, and the color is just perfect, with the rich olive tones making them perfect to wear with boots in the fall.
2. Zig-Zag Blazers cotton rowing pants
Despite what you may have heard to the contrary, you can wear white after Labor Day. And if you are going to do it, you should wear these pants from Rowing blazers. Slightly oversized, the legs are a bit wider than you’re usually used to, but that won’t stop you from trying them out. The brand’s already sporty feel is further refined by adding their signature zigzag pattern to the sides, almost as if to evoke the feelings of Adidas sweatpants, but much more dressy.
3. Polo Ralph Lauren stretch cotton twill trousers
If you want your pants to have the comfort of a sweatshirt but the structure of something you can wear to the office, these stretch cotton twill pants from Polo Ralph Lauren will be your go-to. Cotton twill makes these chino-style pants super, super comfortable while providing an ideal look for everyday wear. Plus, there’s even an adjustable belt to make an already comfortable fit even more comfortable.
4. Classic ABC pants lululemon
With just about every color imaginable on offer, the classic ABC pants (which stands for bulletproof anti-squash – yes, we’re serious) are meant to give you elite comfort whether you’re at home or on the go. Made from Warpstreme fabric, the pants are quick-drying, stretchy, breathable, and even wrinkle-resistant. Classic in every way, you’ll probably never want to take them off again after you’ve worn them.
5. Taylor Stitch Chore Pants
Having a proper pair of work pants in your wardrobe is an absolute must for this year, and it’s worth considering this pair from Taylor Stitch. The premium materials of the pants allow them to withstand blows, while fun details like reinforced knees make the pants extremely robust. Plus, Boss Duck fabric gives a really crisp look that will go with just about anything you pair it with this fall.
6. Gap Vintage Khaki
Considering that Gap has made a name for itself with its khaki, you can never go wrong by investing in a pair of their vintage style pants. Available in a handful of color hues, these khakis have been infused with GapFlex technology that will make them comfortable and snug during extended wear and can go from home to the bar and back without breaking a sweat in clothing.
7. Billy Reid cotton and cashmere sweatpants with drawstring
Sometimes you just want to put on pants so comfy you’ll practically live in them. This is the case with these sweatpants from Billy Reid. Made from a blend of cotton and cashmere, they are unbelievably soft, tender. The ribbed cuff at the bottom makes them perfect to wear when you want to show off some cool new kicks. It’s easy to imagine throwing them in over and over again for your weekend runs throughout fall.
8. Outerknown Voyager Utility Pants
Inspired by old fatigue-style pants, the Outerknown Voyager utility pants are slightly wider than your standard men’s pants. They are supposed to give them a shape while being very comfortable. Which means they’re perfect to wear pretty much anytime you want. In addition, the tabs on the back of the pants allow you to easily adjust their fit if you want them to be a little more fitted at the waist. In addition, they have been piece dyed to ensure the best look.
9. Goldwin Lounge Easy pants
Almost perfect three-season pants, the Lounge Easy pants by Goldwin are made to take you from spring to fall without worry. The quick-drying stretch fabric is slightly tapered, providing a fitted but not skinny, straight silhouette, but not too baggy. In short, these are the perfect pants to wear pretty much anytime you need to put on a pair.
10. SMR Days Bondi Pleated cotton and corduroy pants
The cotton and corduroy blend of these men’s pleated pants from SMR Days creates a unique combination; cotton helps make the heavy nature of cord less warm, while cord helps give some structure to cotton. In short, these are trousers with a striking look and feel, reinforced by the front pleats and elastic waistband to create a perfect symmetry between formal and casual.
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