When it comes to casualwear, most men simply alternate between a pair of khakis and a pair of blue jeans. Now, for the man who seeks a wider range of pant options, colored trousers are the best way to inject color into your wardrobe.
In the Summer
Despite being a more traditional shade, cobalt works well with bright colors or patterns. To balance the look, break it up with a brown jacket or a light gray sweater and neutral shoes.
Red pants are easier to wear than it would seem. A chunky sweater or a plaid shirt provides a good combo. Throw on a dark coat to pull this look off in the winter.
Aquamarine is a cool color: a darker shade works better for older men and a brighter one for younger guys. You can wear them with simple garments in any shade of gray.
It’s pretty easy to wear color in the summer, but to do it in the fall takes a bit more thought. A good way to start is with a foundation of your basic browns and grays. Then you can add one or two items from a nontraditional (but still autumnal) color, like forest green, burgundy, or eggplant. Some of my favorite autumnal colors for casual trousers, such as chinos or corduroys, are burnt orange, camel, and rust.
In the Fall
Gray pants go with almost any color. You can team them up with a plaid shirt and boots. You can also pair them with a white button-down shirt, a deep green V-neck sweater, a navy sport coat, and dark brown shoes. Note that they tend to look better on people who don’t have large torsos.
Burgundy corduroys and a denim shirt is a match made in heaven. Finish off the look with brown suede brogue shoes. You can also opt for a gray sweater or a denim jacket instead.
Mustard trousers are easy to wear with a cream sweater or white button-down shirt and a mid-gray sport coat.
When it comes to colored trousers, the combinations are endless.
Shop the story