Let’s be honest: One of the few good things to come out of every day blurring together into one strange amalgamation of time is that no one’s going to fault you for getting extra comfy. The sweats, joggers, and colorful chinos of streetwear style have become some of the best everyday pants for men now that work from home is king.
Whereas wardrobes were previously expected to be overly crisp and always attentive to norms, today’s everyday fashion has taken a turn towards the plush, comfortable, and utilitarian. Thankfully, this happens to be our favorite style. We’ve put together a list of our favorite streetwear-turned-everyday-wear pants for men, drawing on old school style and modern touches and textiles to keep you looking — and feeling — awesome. Let’s get into it.
Mission Workshop Falkland Stretch Utility Pant
Equally versatile for at-home wear or heading out looking snazzy with a button-down, the Falkland pants from Mission Workshop are our favorite camo bottoms thanks to being understated and extra flexible. They’re made from hand-woven Spanish stretch cotton, treated with a water-repellent finish, and given extra articulation in the knee and crotch. If you’re looking for a pair of pants that can take you from a jog, to the office, to the gym, and back home, go for the Falkland Stretch Utility Pant.
Olivers Classic Sweatpant
Made in the old school Champion style, but with a much more sleek and modern silhouette, these classic sweatpants from Olivers are exactly what we want to be wearing around the house. They’re made of super soft Japanese supima cotton, giving them a feel that’s much more luxurious than your traditional cotton sweats. Dress them down with one of these hoodies for lounging around the house, or throw on a pair of boots and one of these puffer jackets to head out for a meal looking fly and casual.
Buck Mason Stone Twill Desert Cargo Pant
Cargo pants have been a streetwear staple almost from the beginning — but you can’t just go for any old pair. These twill cargo pants from Buck Mason show off everything that makes a pair of cargos simultaneously stylish and functional: Inspired by a vintage military cut, they have a drawcord hem, stay-fast nut buttons, and a hidden coin pocket, all rounded out by a straighter cut that keeps them from being too baggy.
Levi’s 502 Taper Fit Jeans
Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong with any pair of Levi’s jeans — they’re a staple of everyday wear for guys around the world, and all of us stateside are lucky to have them available at such reasonable prices. For everyday wear that looks great with any outfit, dressed up or dressed down, we recommend the 502 taper fits, a modern alternative to straight jeans that has an added flexibility to make them comfortable for work and play.
Bonobos Extra Stretch Travel Jeans
Tired of the same old light to dark wash denim? Bonobos’ travel jeans are the changeup you need. Check out their extra stretch series in particular, made with extra synthetic fiber for greater durability and flexibility. We’re particularly partial to the Santa Fe Clay color with a white polo, or Greensboro Willow with any cream-colored top. No matter whether you choose a slim, tailored, or athletic fit, they’ll have a handsome taper that’s perfect for everyday wear.
Todd Snyder Utility Cargo Sweatpant
Cargos and sweats, living together in harmony? Absolutely. If you’re willing to take risks and live closer to the cutting edge of style, Todd Snyder’s Utility Cargo Sweatpants are definitely Instagram-worthy. All the right details are in place here: These sweatpants are made of 20 oz French terry cotton with a reverse weave and brushed fleece style, meaning that they’ll keep their shape and texture through dozens of washes. Just keep in mind that they’re a slim fit, and order accordingly.
Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino
Home office meets traditional office in Mack Weldon’s Maverick Tech Chinos, a 7-pocket wonder that’s made from cotton and two high-tech synthetics. They’re completely spill and stain resistant, with a 4-way stretch that lends added comfort and durability no matter what situation you get into. Add that to a hidden crotch gusset and reinforced back yoking to prevent sag, and you’ve got a pair of pants that you’ll want to wear every single day.
Public Rec All Day Every Day Jogger
Public Rec’s joggers are, without a doubt, the best looking office casual pants we’ve seen in years. They’re cut to a fit and finish that makes them nigh indistinguishable from classic khakis, including a faux front fly that adds a formal finish. If you’re still getting into full dress for your Zoom meetings, consider upgrading to these elastic waistband joggers — you’ll feel great without sacrificing the freshly-pressed aesthetic prized in so many offices.
Champion Cargo Joggers
It’s hard to beat the classics — and among streetwear pants, Champion is the brand that reigns supreme. Their cargo joggers are easily our favorite pair of pants for everyday wear, merging street-sensible style with at-home comfort levels via the addition of woven, colored cargo pockets to a pair of their traditional sweatpants. The heavyweight Super Fleece cotton makes them ideal for winter wear, and the elastic drawcord waistband will readily adjust to any Covid-induced gains.
Taylor Stitch Democratic Chino
Are you familiar with Taylor Stitch? If not, it’s time to fix that — and quick. A relative newcomer to the men’s clothing scene, they’ve made a name for themselves on pre-funded special releases of niche clothing styles, some of which have later made it into their regular catalog. Case in point: Their Democratic chinos, a cotton/spandex blend pant with rich, organic colors that perfectly blends comfort, style, and durability. They’re light enough for year-round wear, with a brushed finish for ultimate softness.
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