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After the French Revolution, men took off their high heels and silk stockings and began wearing more traditional trousers.

How to Wear It

Today's better versions are cut a lot like your favorite pair of jeans and are just as comfortable. Pair them with both simple sneakers and smart leather and suede lace-ups. And if they have belt loops, be sure to wear a belt.

What to Look for

A fit that's trim, but with enough room to comfortably tuck in your shirt. A slight taper to the leg cuts a sharp silhouette. And fresh takes on single pleats at the waist add a relaxed vibe.

Shown left: $88 by J.Crew