The Ultimate
Summer Pant

Best men's drawstring pants in 2024

The Ultimate Summer Pant

The best drawstring pants can be worn anywhere, anytime

This time of year, you want—no, require—your pants to be light and breezy. Otherwise, your thighs, calves or junk are trapped in a hell of their own making. Stifling hot or too stiff, maybe chafing around the waistband. The solution is easy. Literally. Easygoing and relaxed, a pair of drawstring pants are casual, airy and ready to take on the balmy conditions of summer.

Best of all? The coolest pairs in 2024 basically look like regular pants. You know, the kind with zip-up flys, pleats or a boxy, tapered leg that you can wear to work or on a date. Which means these stretchy-waist trousers offer all the comfort and non-constrictive ease of your kick-around-the-house pants, but look a whole lot more respectable. Pull them on with a simple T-shirt, a bold camp collar shirt or knit polo. Ground the look with some loafers, some minimalist canvas sneakers or your go-to summer slides. Put another way, there's no wrong way to wear them. The only mistake would be not including a pair or two in your summer wardrobe rotation.


The Best
Drawstring Pants
for Men 2024

imogene + willie Lounge pant
imogene + willie Lounge pant

Lounge pant,
$150 by imogene + willie

L.L.Bean Sunwashed pant

Cut from a rugged canvas, washed down for broken-in comfort and softness.

Sunwashed pant,
$69.95 by L.L.Bean

Todd Snyder Italian linen beach pant

Available in six shades of airy linen, from Italy’s famed Sondrio Mill.

Italian linen beach pant,
$198 by Todd Snyder

Everlane Easy pant

Easy pant,
$98 by Everlane

JW Anderson for UNIQLO Linen relaxed pant

Linen relaxed pant,
$39.90 by JW Anderson for UNIQLO

Los Angeles Apparel Cotton wide-leg pant
Los Angeles Apparel Cotton wide-leg pant

Cotton wide-leg pant,
$75 by Los Angeles Apparel


H&M Linen-blend pant
H&M Linen-blend pant

Linen-blend pant,
$35.99 by H&M

Industry of All Nations Ponya drawstring pant

Dipped six times in fermented natural indigo to achieve this beautiful blue color.

Ponya drawstring pant,
$145 by Industry of All Nations

COS Poplin pant

Poplin pant,
$99 by COS

Abercrombie & Fitch Linen-blend pant

Linen-blend pant,
$80 by Abercrombie & Fitch

Relwen Drawstring cargo pant

Drawstring cargo pant,
$188 by Relwen

Available in more than a dozen shades and cut from a smooth cotton poplin with a touch of stretch.

Slacker pant,
$110 by Standard Issue


Stoffa Linen-twill pant

Linen-twill pant,
$550 by Stòffa

A.P.C. Vincent pant

Vincent pant,
$219 by A.P.C.

Polo Ralph Lauren Linen drawstring pant

Linen drawstring pant,
$200 by Polo Ralph Lauren

Drawstring anglet illustration


Sometimes they’re simply tied, but often the ends of a drawstring are capped with a sheath called an “aglet”.

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