Fall 2011
The Outlook
Our guide to the best of fall shopping,
presented every Tuesday during the month of September.
The Pant

Worth the Weight


A nice pair of high-top Chuck Taylors is a great contrast to the dressier fabric of these trousers. Pair them with a chunky cardigan and thermal henley for an easy casual look.

This weekend mark's the official start of fall, so your lightweight chinos won't be cutting it much longer. Consider the wool pant as a heavier alternative to your favorite khakis. Cut slim and available in an array of patterns like herringbone, tweed and houndstooth, they're an easy way to make a dressy transition into cooler weather. We've shopped high and low to round up the season's best.


Seemingly straight from the pages of "Take Ivy," these herringbone trousers feature a slightly lower rise, a slim leg and an old-school style cuff at the bottom. It's also part of a three-piece suit.

at Gant


Crafted here in the USA from a soft wool blend, these six pocket field pants have a button fly, flap pockets and slightly fuller fit.

at Steven Alan


Made of a textured, heavyweight wool woven with tri-color specks, these trousers feature slanted front pockets and a natural crease down the front and back for a tailored look.

at Blackbird


We know all about how Ami makes pieces ideal for layering. These half-lined grey trousers have a tailored fit, hook and eye closure and a zip fly.

at Mr Porter


These brushed flannel pants are made from 100% worsted wool and have a soft feel and a trim fit. And you can even have them tailored with a cuff, free of charge.

at Lands' End


Ralph Lauren offers these trousers cut from virgin Italian wool. They also have interior suspender buttons for a little bit of old world influence.

at Ralph Lauren

John Varvatos Star USA

These textured trousers have a dressy button-tab waistband as well as a hook-and-bar closure. They're lined to the knee for a little extra protection against the elements.

at Nordstrom


Inspired by a pair of slacks from the1970s, these wool trousers come in offbeat colors: a subtle deep forest and a go-to-hell blaze orange.

at L.L.Bean


Made of moose wool, this offering from Adam Kimmel is in line with the designer's utilitarian yet still luxurious style.

at Barneys New York


Published on

September 20, 2011

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