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Pants Built to Do the Job

Are your pants working hard, or hardly working?

Best men's work pants in 2022

Workwear's return has been the trend for the past few seasons and doesn't seem like it's going anywhere soon. You may ask, what makes something workwear besides dressing in Carhartt head-to-toe? Workwear derives from utility fabrics such as heavyweight twill, herringbone and waxed cotton, just to name a few. Also, the fit in workwear is opposite of years past with a more relaxed, nonchalant look—the pants are wider but usually taper towards the bottom.

This is a trend I fully endorse because they are timeless garments that are revered for being an everyday essential. I even have some of the pants included on the list. I bought a pair from Imogene + Willie about two years ago and love them. They're cut from a 12oz. double knee duck canvas that's sturdy enough to take a beating but comfortable enough to wear everyday. And there's really nothing you can't pair them with. Whether you're deep in concrete mix on the job or in excel hell working from home, we think you'll want a pair of these work pants.

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The Best Men’s
Work Pants in 2022

Imogene + Willie Hencye 2.0 Canvas Work Pant
Imogene + Willie Hencye 2.0 Canvas Work Pant

Hencye 2.0 canvas work pant,
$195 by Imogene + Willie

Carhartt WIP Double Knee Pant

Double knee pant,
$138 by Carhartt WIP

Wallace & Barnes Indigo-Dyed Canvas Pant

Indigo-dyed canvas pant,
$148 / $110.99 by Wallace & Barnes

Alex Mill Recycled Denim Painter Pant

Recycled denim painter pant,
$145 by Alex Mill

Taylor Stitch Chore Pant

Chore pant,
$128 by Taylor Stitch

Todd Snyder Japanese Workwear Chino
Todd Snyder Japanese Workwear Chino

Japanese workwear chino,
$248 by Todd Snyder

Mollusk Salvador Pant
Mollusk Salvador Pant

Salvador pant,
$98 by Mollusk

3Sixteen Cinch Fatigue Pant

Cinch fatigue pant,
$265 by 3Sixteen

Knickerbocker Heavy Twill Patch Pocket Pant

Heavy twill patch pocket pant,
$195 by Knickerbocker

Evan Kinori Four Pocket Pant

Four pocket pant,
$465 by Evan Kinori

Engineered Garments Workaday Utility Pant

Utility pant,
$240 by Engineered Garments Workaday

TOAST Heavy Cotton Straight-Leg Trouser
TOAST Heavy Cotton Straight-Leg Trouser

Heavy cotton straight-leg trouser,
$305 by TOAST

RRL Herringbone Twill Cargo Pant

Herringbone twill cargo pant,
$290 by RRL

Stussy Denim Work Pant

Denim work pant,
$145 by Stüssy

FYI

In 1994, Carhartt WIP was created to help evolve the growing popularity of Carhartt outside of work, and to accommodate classic products to serve a European audience. Since then, the brand has grown to be even more popular.

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