18 Wildly Stylish Men’s Dress Pants to Wear Anywhere But the Office
Say it with us, folks: men’s dress pants aren’t just for dressy occasions. It’s time to stop associating tailored trousers solely with job interviews, important meetings, and weddings, and start wearing ‘em wherever you goddamn please. Right now, there’s nothing more exhilarating than stepping out into the world feeling wholly put together, and there’s no easier way to do that than pulling on a pair of perfect-fitting dress pants.
How do you pull off dress pants in a casual setting without feeling too stuffy, you ask? First off: treat ‘em the way you would your jeans. That means skipping the starchy dress shirt and tie and reaching for your easiest, breeziest tees, hoodies, tanks, and camp shirts instead. Try them with sneakers, loafers, mules, or boots. Go as wild or as minimalist with the rest of your fit as you like, and then let the rakish elegance of the trousers elevate the whole operation. Secondly, play around with the silhouette. Trim and tailored will always look great, but as with so much of menswear, drapey and relaxed is king right now. If your dress pants are slouchy and billowy enough to look right at home at a skate park, absolutely no one will wonder if you accidentally wore your work clothes to the bar.
Convinced yet? Good. A whole world of proper trousers awaits you, and we’ve selected a baker’s dozen of the finest men’s dress pants to get you started. Your legs can thank us later.
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