Consider cuffing your pleated pants. The turn-ups create a gentle taper and prevent a slightly fuller pant from visually swallowing you up.
Today's coolest pants
are roomy and relaxed
Pleated pants aren't new. But what in menswear really is? Trousers with those little pin tucks at the waist have been around seemingly forever, but for the past decade or so they were considered pretty uncool. And that's because pleated pants tend to be a bit roomier, which was the opposite of the everything-slim-fit era. But now, with relaxed silhouettes and baggier cuts being in fashion, it's time to experiment with a pair. Because it feels really fresh right now. Showing up in a pair of pleated pants is an unexpected move, which has the power to take your style to the next level.
Just know this: these are not the frumpy khakis your middle school teach wore that fit him like a rumpled tent. Today's best versions are cut to hang just so, adding a touch of volume and ease of movement, which comes in handy this time of year. What's more, they can be very flattering since they instantly convey a laid back sensibility while still looking put-together and polished. Pair them with anything you're wearing this summer—from camp collar shirts and slide sandals to tie-dyed tees and your favorite sneakers.
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