How to Buy the Perfect Pair of Trousers

Trousers are a key part of any man’s wardrobe. They are also part of a man’s wardrobe that is likely to be neglected as men choose to buy new shirts, t-shirts and jackets while still wearing the same old trousers. Here we look at the things men should be getting right to make sure their trousers look as stylish as the rest of them.

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According to PR Newswire, the menswear part of the UK clothing market is set to be the fastest growing part of the sector, with growth of 21% up to 2022. Menswear is likely to outperform the female clothing sector by almost 6%. So how can men get buying their trousers right?

The Small Things

Certain issues with trousers may seem less important, but they still warrant a mention. It is vital that trousers are kept up properly, and while some favour braces, belts are more popular. If trousers have belt loops, then a belt should be worn. Although pleats may not look stylish, they can provide more comfort, while the length of the trouser is important to make sure that it meets your shoe at the right point.

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The Fit

While the skinny style is fine for jeans, skinny trousers with a suit are not a good look. In terms of colour, grey trousers are an essential part of any man’s wardrobe, while white trousers should be avoided. Trousers should ideally be half-lined, especially if they are woollen. The fit of the trouser is vital, so make sure you check the seams for quality, while ideally trousers should have a regular waist and be slim cut and narrow at the foot.

The Fabric

Trousers made from certain fabrics should be avoided, including cashmere, as this fabric can easily lose its shape. Fabric should be good quality and trousers should be well made, including good-sized pockets, a decent waistband and a quality zip. The fabric of your trousers can determine what you should team with them. This could include Farah Shirts from sites such as, which may be more suited to lighter, less formal fabrics.

Hopefully this has made you think about what you should be looking for the next time you decide to go and buy some trousers and will enable you to make the right choice.