I’m sure as men, we’re more creatures of comfort, knowing what we like and what we don’t like when choosing the right pair of trousers. At least I am. Now, this blog post is about wide-legged trousers so before you think its all biased, let me tell you how I got to this conclusion; wide-legged is the way to go. In my younger days, i wore everything but the kitchen sink. You name it… Ultra baggy, flares, skinny jeans, drop-crotched parachute pants, slim-cut, straight-fit, and the list goes on. Over the years I started to realise the difference between comfortability and style. And after a lot of trial and error, weight shifts and testing practicality, I found that wide-legged trousers served me best in all situations.
The best thing about it, is that it can fit almost all body types, short, tall, big, small.etc It’s all in the details and the cropping of the cuffs. For those of you who are tall, this would be perfect as you probably won’t have to roll up and let the trouser legs just fall onto your shoes (as long as they’re not too bunchy). For me i’m the in-between that needs a couple of rolls to show a bit of sock. This will help me achieve a taller look. And for those who are shorter, make sure your wide-legs are not too wide and your rolls not too high, so that you achieve a longer silhouette. You don’t want your trousers or jeans to be too tight on your thighs or your calves. If they are, then you know its not right. You want just enough room for some air circulation throughout. I mean, you want to be able to sit down without making that ‘ooffhh’ sound. And you want to be able to walk around without feeling like C-3PO that needs an oil change.
Whilst there may be a lot of different places to get your wide-legged trousers, pick a place that has a wide-selection of different fits and styles, so you’re able to judge what’s best. Uniqlo which I frequent regularly (which so happens to be the sponsors of this post), have a great range of wider (regular fit) options for you to choose from. The two featured in this editorial both have a wider fit up top and slightly tapered cut at the legs. I always go for either a 30 or 32 length so i’m able to roll up two or three times for that edgier look. But you can always use the Uniqlo tailoring service to crop it to the right length for an extra charge.
All the pieces i’m wearing can be found in-store or online at www.uniqlo.com