5 Workwear Pants Outfits for Guys
I know that many of us exited the pandemic wearing exclusively stretchy pants, preferably those with a drawstring. However, it has come to my attention that many of you are still interested in pants that zip and button.
“Hard pants” if you will.
In that case, might I suggest investing in a pair of workwear pants? Men’s workwear pants are a stylish and casual alternative to jeans. And they look and feel more rugged than chinos. The relaxed fit is also very in right now, if you’re here for that kind of thing.
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Here’s what you’ll find in this workwear pants guide:
What are workwear pants, anyway?
Super durable, these sturdy work pants are usually made with a canvas material and a slightly wider leg. If you’re looking for comfort, you’ll find it in the looser fit, if not the sometimes scratchy fabric.
And while elements like tool pockets and a hammer loop might not be utilized, it’s nice to know they’re there.
How to wear workwear pants?
Here’s the great thing about workwear-inspired bottoms. Much like Team SG’s beloved 5-pocket pants, you can basically wear them instead of jeans in any outfit.
Why? Well, they hold up well and are easy to clean — no dry clean only tags here!
To keep the wider leg on this style from feeling too relaxed, try rolling up the pant legs and showing off those ankles!
Five workwear pants outfits to wear this week:
STYLING NOTES: Dress up your workwear pants with a structured sweater and penny loafers.
If you’re feeling extra daring, wear the loafers with white crew-length socks. If you’re worried that you’ll look like an extra from Grease, don’t worry! Wearing gym socks with “real” shoes is actually very in right now. Even GQ agrees!
Want more sweater outfit ideas? You got ’em.
STYLING NOTES: Keep things casual cool in elevated sneakers and punchy accessories.
STYLING NOTES: Don’t overthink it; you can wear your workwear pants like your favorite jeans or 5-pocket pants.
STYLING NOTES: A high cuffed hem keeps you from getting the dreaded soggy pant bottoms when crappy weather hits.
Shop #SGapproved workwear pants
SG Says: Inspired by vintage workwear, these straight and slouchy canvas pants have old-school reinforced stitching, a longer rise and plenty of pockets. They’re a breezy, on-trend alternative to chinos. Wear them cuffed for an extra cool factor.
SG Says: Not ready to go full “I just got off a construction site” with your pants? Opt for the Lululemon Classic-Fit ABC Pant in their Utilitech fabric. It wears like a sturdy pair of jeans, offering more heft than standard chino.
SG Says: The most “all in” of our workwear pant picks, the panelled double knees on these Carhartt WIP cotton-canvas trousers add an air of authenticity to wearing this trend…even if you’ve never picked up a hammer, let alone a jack hammer.
We like how the style resembles painters’ slacks, and their thoughtfully slouchy fit.