Menswear Trouser Trends
Changing seasons means a wardrobe refresh – consult our guide to the trouser trends to watch out for
The Autumn Winter 21 designer collections have just dropped and, with them, a raft of styling options. From new patterns on familiar silhouettes, to a switch in fits, we’ve covered the trends you need to know for the months ahead.
Silhouettes have been given room to breathe this season, with wide leg styles dominating the selection at a range of brands from YMC to Uniform Bridge. Take a cue from South Korean streetwear with more relaxed fits in lightweight fabrics and pair with tonal knitwear for a contemporary take on ’90s minimalism.
Utilitarian details – patch pockets, zip-off legs, drawstring fastenings – give casual styles a workwear inflection. Recalling military silhouettes with a dose of streetwear cool, they’re an easy-going substitute for your regular jeans.
Pattern and Print
Feeling adventurous? You may be more used to wearing prints on your top half, but a well-chosen pattern on tailored trousers is an easy way to flex your fashion know-how. Subtle check, geometric tile motif and even tie-dye – wear with block colour or match with your shirt for a look with impact.
Corduroy is making a comeback, with ’70s styling across mood boards this season: spotted at Acne Studios, PS Paul Smith and Officine Générale, it’s a comfortable choice especially as temperatures get cooler. For a technical alternative to cord, Issey Miyake’s HOMME PLISSE line utilises the designer’s renowned pleating technique to masterful effect.