We've just found the holy grail of pants. To be more precise, we've just located the most perfect-fitting pants we've ever tried on. Hand-made in New York and San Francisco, Bonobos pants ($110-$350) provide an excellent tailored fit, including just-boot-cut-enough-but-not-too-girly pant legs. Current styles are available in a variety of colors in corduroy (in several different weights), wool/cashmere, and twill, with pairs that go with everything from tees to blazers. Only available online, you also get an awesome return policy and tremendously fun waistband and pocket fabrics. The bad thing about Bonobos? Every pair is produced in limited quantities. So don't even look at the "retired" section unless you want some major trouser regret.
Don't call it a skirt. Fashioned after the traditional garb of celtic warriors, the Utilikilt ($140) is a mainstream kilt for the non-Scottish man. It's made of a durable poly-cotton blend and features two deep cargo pockets for all your gear. Riveted snaps keep your curious bits packed neatly away.
Bring some executive style to the slopes with the DNA Louie Louie Ski Pant ($225). Don't let the pinstripes fool you — these insulated slacks are made of a breathable waterproof material that keeps you dry and warm. They're also available in eight other colors if you like to keep the pinstripes relegated to the office.
Just when we think we're done with cargos, they pull us back in. A new take on the classic cargo pant, this Luxe Flannel Cargo Pant ($148) from Banana Republic will keep you warm and looking good all at the same time. And your gadgets will love the multiple pockets.
Yup, they're super expensive for lounge pants, but we can only imagine how nice they feel. The Juicy Couture Cashmere Track Pants ($350) are made 100% cashmere, in either black or charcoal, and feature an elasticized waistband with drawstrings, zip fly, side slant pockets, zipped back pocket, and a zippered leg opening at the bottom.
As the air outside gets colder, it's nice to have some lounge clothes that can keep up. Clothes like these Hugo Boss Drawstring Pants ($60). Made from a cotton knit, their relaxed style and piping keep them looking good, while the elasticized drawstring waist keeps you comfortable and the side pockets keep them functional. Who said comfy lounge clothes had to start with the word "Sweat," anyway?
They may look like dress slacks, but these are made to be worn with tees and sneakers. Volcom's Weirder Chino Pant ($50), available in black or grey, feature a side vent, back welt, and cell pocket, and are a great alternative to the khakis and jeans you keep rotating.
Nothing is worse than being stuck going to a no-shorts Summer party only to realize that you're going to burn up in your normal dress pants and become a sweaty mess. The J. Crew Linen/Cotton Weekend Pants ($80) will keep you out of this predicament with light, soft fabric and a favorite fit that sits lower on the waist — these pants are sure to keep you stylish and comfortable all Summer long.
Military style has always had a sense of cool about it, especially vintage military threads. Now you can get that vintage style with the M1 Plain-Front Khakis from Bill's Khakis ($100). Based directly on original pants from WWII, the M1's feature a long rise, full seat, and voluminous drill-cloth pockets that run deep on the seam. Perfect to wear while battling the Axis powers on your Xbox.
Sometimes all it takes to spice up a shirt — including tees — is a nice pair of flat-front dress pants. These Stretch Chalk Stripe Pants from Dolce & Gabanna ($400) fit the bill nicely. Made from a virgin wool/cotton/elastene blend, they will keep you looking great no matter the temperature, and for those of you out there with shorter legs — 30” and below — the thin vertical stripes can help make your legs appear longer.
OK, so there isn’t really anything all that special about a pair of track pants, but when it comes to comfort, it proves wise to look for the best — and these are it. The Middle Pond Track Pants from Abercrombie ($50) feature a sueded interior lining, a relatively heavy overall construction, and stylish stripes with muted colors that you don’t have to be embarrassed for wearing them to the grocery store — or the local Starbucks, for that matter.