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 going to be big next season, and can be incorporated into your wardrobe right now.
1. M.C. Overalls work trousers
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 plain white tee and suede desert boots.
£75, shop now
2. Mr P. cargo trousers
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 take you into autumn and beyond.
£165, shop now
3. Barena corduroy trousers
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 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 camp-collar shirt and leather sandals now, and a workwear jacket and vintage-inspired sneakers when the leaves start to turn.
£180, shop now