Australian label Zanerobe is showing at PROJECT LV and have brought forth their highly-successful sureshot trouser in a range of new prints and fabrics. The stretch twill comes in a few mid-weight variations that have been washed and softened to just the right comfort. Zanerobe also worked with a designer to create bespoke prints such as their desert camo and leopard variations, both of which you will not find anywhere else. Look for these pieces to hit select retailers in the months ahead.
Acne’s Gear Long trousers are perfect for the warmer months as they’re made from a soft cotton and feature an elasticized waistband with front button fastening, detailing that will look great when you decide to go no belt and sandals in a more relaxed setting. The fit of these beauties is slim and straight and completed with single top-stitching throughout for a more resilient construction.
Mister Freedom’s Pantalon Ouvrier workmans trouser is inspired by early French workpants and military chore trousers. The detailing is tremendous with the 9.7 oz indigo dyed twill blend comes in a slimmer fit and a high rise for maximum comfort and wearability. The trousers come with matching fabric removable suspenders and the buttons are made from corozo natural wood.
So many brands try (and fail) to create a pant that is the perfect balance between jeans and trousers, but Outlier has knocked it out of the park with their slim dungarees. If your favorite pair of jeans and your go to office trousers made sweet love this would be the product. Made of their Workcloth Doubleweave Canvas; which is a blend of nylon, polyester, and elastaine, these pants are perfect for the guy that works in a casual office environment that might also bike to work. They are cut very similar to denim with a 5 pocket design and would look just as good with sneakers as they would with brogues or desert boots.
In a sea of broken-in, destructed, and sun washed summer chinos it’s good to see something a little more refined. The Percival Summer Chino toes the line between chino and trouser. Made of 100% cotton it features a tab front, etched buttons, and single button closures on the hip pockets. While these would look smashing with an oxford and tie, try pairing them with a refined polo and canvas sneakers for a smart yet relaxed look this spring/summer.
One of the first questions ask is, “What piece would you say is a must this spring/summer?” Without a doubt every guy should have at least one pair of colorful trousers. Howard Yount utterly dominates this category with their Garment Dyed Cotton Gabardine trousers. Made in Italy, they have a slim straight fit and come in a range of colors with great details. Cop a pair… or two… or three.
Freemans Sporting Club is a brand that is making waves creating timeless menswear in and around NYC. Their most recent collection brings us the Winchester Trouser, a lightweight Japanese twill cotton trouser that can be dressed up or down. They feature back welted pockets, natural Corozo buttons on the waistband and back pockets, all delivered in a slim straight fit. This light salmon color’s dubbed “Pueblo Rose” and is unique yet subtle, making it more wearable than most would initially think. Pair them with a cutaway collar dress shirt and sportcoat, or v-neck t-shirt and low top sneakers.
With the weather beginning to heat up, the heavy fabrics need to be stored away and swapped for some lightweight alternatives. Putting your A.P.C.’s on hold doesn’t mean you have to lose that impeccable fit as they actually make a pair of trousers that you’ll wear religiously over the next few months. MR PORTER has these and a few others from brands like Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren and Aubin & Wills.
Rapha’s ongoing collaboration with Paul Smith has proven to be extremely successful for the iconic cycling brand. Their preview video for S/S ’11 highlighted some great pieces from the collection, these trousers being one of them. “Smart, high-performance trousers with a contemporary cut and designed for summer city riding.”