Nothing sets a smart-dressing man apart from the crowd like the cut of his trousers. And not just suit trousers – your downtime deserves intelligently considered trews, too. Jeans are all very well and good – they’re never going to go out of fashion – but a really great pair of trousers always give additional style nous to their wearer. Here’s three styles that are topping the trend tables this autumn, and can easily be incorporated into your wardrobe.
1. The work trousers – M.C. Overalls
The utilitarian-inspired look has proved again and again it’s not going anywhere. You already have your chore jacket sorted, but what about your work trousers? This pair from dedicated workwear brand M.C. Overalls – which originated in 1908, no less – was inspired by classic utility uniforms, and reimagined for the modern worker. In a modern slim fit with a classic rise, they’ll look great worn cuffed, and paired with a chunky knitted jumper and suede desert boots.
£75, shop now
2. The corduroy trousers – Barena
Corduroy is going to be huge this winter. Get in on the action early with this tapered pair from Venetian brand Barena. Tailored in Italy from oh-so-comfortable stretch-cotton corduroy, they’re also garment dyed in caramel brown, to boot – another big autumn trend that’ll work equally as well with your late-summer wardrobe. Pair these with a workwear jacket and vintage-inspired sneakers, for a failsafe mid-autumn outfit.
£180, shop now
3. The cargo trousers – Mr P.
In a similar utilitarian vein comes the renaissance of cargo pants. Yes, you heard that correctly – the ‘90s wardrobe staple is back next season. As usual, Mr P. has taken a considered approach to the matter, and come up with this understated take on the trend. Crafted from a soft linen and cotton blend that hangs just so, the slanted side pockets nod to classic cargo trousers, while the tapered fit and soft grey hue add a contemporary feel. Pair with a Breton tee and denim jacket, for a look that will see you through autumn and beyond.
£165, shop now