Men's Trouser Guide: Find the Best Trousers for You
A must-have all year round, every man needs a good pair of trousers in his wardrobe! Whether for everyday casual wear, sports or adventures, one thing’s for certain – you’re sure to get a lot of use out of them. With that being said, investing wisely in your choice of trousers is vital for ensuring you get your money’s worth, not only in terms of wear, but also in terms of style, fit and feel. Ultimately, you want a versatile pair that you can wear comfortably and confidently on lots of outings. And trust us, the right pair of trousers can revolutionise your outfits! So, whether you opt for a classic pair of jeans, smart-casual chinos or a cosy pair of joggers, there really is the perfect pair for everyone. And, before you start feeling overwhelmed by all the different options, we're here to help with our guide to choosing the perfect trousers to fit your needs, as well as your own personal style. So, let's dive into the essentials of men's trousers and refresh your wardrobe staples...
Wondering how to choose the best everyday trousers? Jeans are a safe bet, including regular-fit designs
What better place to start than with jeans – a timeless classic that never seems to go out of fashion! Jeans are arguably the most practical trouser a man could own, thanks to their durability and versatility. Made from super-resistant denim, they can be worn on repeat, whether you're working away in your garden or you're out and about in the city. And while they can be worn all year round, jeans are a real staple during the colder months thanks to their thick cut that provides protection from the chill. What's more, easy to pair, they look great worn alongside a stylish jacket in winter. You can also choose between a multitude of different neutral tones – from original blue jeans to black jeans and grey jeans – as well as different cuts to suit your body shape and style, from slim-fit jeans to regular, straight-cut models. And, as if that wasn't convincing enough, you can also find designs that feature a full or partially elasticated waist for added comfort! And that’s not all, most of our models have a touch of elastane woven in, to provide extra stretch and a relaxed fit. So, if you're looking for a practical, everyday trouser, jeans really are your best bet!
Chinos are the perfect smart-casual trouser style!
For those among you looking for something a little smarter than jeans, but casual at the same time, chinos are the trousers for you! They are a great blend between comfort and style, suiting all body shapes thanks to their flattering nature. In addition to this feel good factor, they elevate even the most simple of outfits! Typically made from cotton twill, chino trousers are both soft and durable at the same time, so your pair should see you through all four seasons nicely. However, we recommend choosing a couple of pairs in different shades, as you may well want to switch out the colour of your chinos as the seasons change. When it comes to wearing your chinos in autumn and winter, we suggest choosing a darker tone such as black or navy, or even a festive red. These look great paired with a knitted jumper, alongside a pair of boots. In spring and summer, it's best to go for a lighter shade, such as beige, to keep you cool and to provide a fresh, crisp look. Matched with a stylish short sleeve shirt or a light-coloured t-shirt, you'll have the perfect summer look! So, whether rain or shine, chinos really are a great smart-casual trouser option!
You'll want to check out our range of comfy men's tracksuit and jogging bottoms for sports and relaxing!
If comfort and ease of movement are the main factors you're looking for in a pair of trousers, then you should most definitely opt for tracksuit trousers or joggers! Their loose cut means that they fit men of all different shapes and sizes, allowing freedom of movement without any feeling of restriction. This makes them perfect for sports, especially tracksuit trousers, thanks to their lightweight fabric that increases performance and keeps you cool during high-intensity exercise! Not just confined to the running track or tennis court, tracksuit and jogging bottoms are also the ideal choice when it comes to lounging around at home. Their soft fabric will have you feeling super-snug and relaxed, and, for an even cosier feel, you can reach for a pair of microfleece joggers. What could be better for a lazy Sunday around the house? And if you’re looking for the ultimate relaxation outfit, add a t-shirt, sweatshirt and pair of fleece-lined slippers to the mix!
Add a smart, trendy touch to your outfit with a pair of corduroy trousers
If you're on the hunt for a more smart, elegant design, it's worth investing in a pair of corduroy trousers for men. More of a winter style staple, they are usually made from warm and thick cotton, or a cotton-elastane blend for added comfort. You can also opt for finer or chunkier needle cord fabric dependent on your preference, the latter being slightly more casual than the former. The allure of these trousers is often attributed to their soft, smooth and velvety feel, as well as their formal look that's perfect for special events – think Christmas dinners and New Year parties! We recommend pairing your corduroys with a smart shirt, tucked into your trousers with a black or brown belt, for a real chic, timeless look. However, not all corduroys are reserved for formal occasions! Recently, more casual designs have entered the market, with cargo-style corduroys becoming ever more on trend. The multipocket look tones down the elegance of these trousers, and adds a more modern, relaxed touch. These are great paired with a Sherpa jumper in winter, for effortless everyday style.
For the perfect relaxed, stylish look opt for a pair of men's khaki cargo pants
If you really want to go for a laidback look, canvas cargo trousers are the king of casual style. A present-day twist on military trousers, they are sure to diversify your wardrobe. Great for chill weekends or running errands, they still look put-together, thanks to their often straight-leg cuts. They can be dressed up by switching out a t-shirt or sweatshirt for a shirt and blazer. Add a pair of trainers, and you're guaranteed to be rocking the ultimate modern, casual outfit! While they come in a variety of colours, khaki is the obvious choice! That being said, light beige and grey shades, or even deep navy, work a charm too. Cargo trousers’ combat style is enhanced by their multiple pockets, that also happen to provide an element of practicality, as they offer you plenty of space to store all your belongings! This means that these models are ideal for holidays and adventures. When it comes to your summer trips, these trousers are also available in cropped cuts – perfect for warmer weather. We particularly love cropped denim cargo trousers, that blend together an array of styles!
What about water-resistant trousers for rainy days?
On those all-too-common British rainy days, the main thing you’ll be looking for in a pair of trousers is protection against downpours! This is where waterproof trousers come in super-handy. Typically worn over the top of your regular trousers, they add an extra layer of protection thanks to their fabric that stops rain from soaking through to your base layer. This is ideal for those who are brave enough to step outside on a wet and wild day, especially those setting off on a long walk or hike! And while water repellency is important, it’s also vital that your trousers are breathable during commutes or wet-weather workouts, which is why most water-resistant trousers are designed in a way that allows perspiration to escape through the fabric, keeping you nice and cool. For optimal protection, rain trousers also often feature elasticated waistbands for a snug and comfortable fit! So, if you frequently find yourself braving the elements, you will definitely want to prioritise practicality and invest in a pair of water-repellent trousers! Although more functional than fashionable, no men’s wardrobe is complete without them…
Whether summer or winter, rain or shine, trousers are the perfect style solution!
So, now that we've taken you through the basics of trousers, you should have a good idea of what style you're looking for! Whether you're relaxing at home, going on an adventure or simply out and about at the weekend, there really is a trouser style to suit all occasions, all year round! And, if you're looking for further style tips, why not check out our Men's Classic Style Guide?