Documentation of our wardrobe cornerstones goes on and today we look more closely at an option in byxväg. Some call them chinos but what we aim at is an elegant and stylish cotton pants that become spring’s counterpart to this fall’s flannel pants. Stylish, versatile and portable! We have looked at several manufacturers, that shapes and shades to give a little advice on what may be the smart choice for many years to come.
Cotton pants is a great option for spring and summer. Maybe not quite as cool as thin wool or linen but with a big advantage in an optimal case and a sense that works in both dressy as available contexts.
When you choose fit and silhouette, it’s of course much of a personal preference but we recommend that you look at the pants with slightly higher waist which usually looks clearly better combined with the jacket then people often want the proportions between the legs and upper body shall be to the advantage of the former.
If you want to see something farther out, it might be a good idea to choose a legs that fall without break. This means that the pants stop at or just above the shoe and not fall over the shoe. It provides a clean and neat cases according to us and should be combined with a suitable foot width of the trousers. The shorter pants is, the narrower the tend to need to be in the foot for not seeing cut off and fladdrig out.
What are the dimensions that suit is of course individually, but we prefer a pant that goes to the ankle with a foot width of about 18 cm. It has bigger feet, wider calves or simply larger size should not freeze at just 18 cm.
In the färgväg options are almost endless. Perhaps the most classic option is the beige cotton pants that are often combined with dark blue Blazer. If you want something a little more playful, saturated tones of orange, green, or dark blue very nice but skip the skrikigaste ‘ success the pants in bright red, pink or yellow, which can often be pippi is quite svårkombinerat.
Other sober choices are shades that bordered between each other, such as Mole grey that lie between gray and Brown. When steel gray tends to get a little died in cotton, some brown tones give warmth to the whole.
Last but not least is of course sommarklassikern in white. A choice that may tend to give well big contrast to ex Blazer and in our combined best with a light grey or beige Blazer and light blue shirt. If you are not comfortable in a largely white one can look for a pant in crémevitt or off white which blend in more easily.
Pale green cotton pants from Italian specialist Incotex. A color that is perfect for spring.
White pants from Ovadia & Sons. (even the top picture)
The most iconic cotton pants is undoubtedly it in beige. Here from Loro Piana with a brushed cotton.
Navy blue cotton trousers from Thom superexklusiva Sweeneys clothing line for Mr. Porter.
A lovely alternative to belt loops are so-called side adjusters. A rather unusual detail in clothing but something you often can do within dimensions sewing and custom designed.
Tailored trousers with lots of lovely details made entirely by hand from Italian Salvatore Ambrosi. (thebespokedudes.com)