Learn How to Pull Off Wide Legged Trousers This Season

Learn How to Pull Off Wide Legged Trousers This Season

Wide legged trousers aren't going anywhere anytime soon and here at Idle HQ we love them, so, here's a quick guide on how to wear them. 

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The good ole 70’s, when the wide-trouser leg was the best thing to hit the Disco scene since Sylvester and was sexily acceptable on the disco dance floor. Cool to wear and gave an added thrust to those suspicious moves men so confidently cut back in the day. Whilst we are a fan of the skinny leg, there is no denying the draw of a fashion statement that re-invents itself decade after decade and the wide-legged trouser is making a swinging entrance for spring/summer 2016.

Dress up or dress down; you can still dance to the tune of both and the fashion statements that can be pulled off with this once piece are endless and we have a few to show you at The Idle Man. The slick or slouchy look is achievable and are both easy to put together when you accompany them with the perfect shoes, trainers, tops and accessories.

Classic Trouser

These silver coloured trousers from Dickies are practical, durable and wrinkle proof resistant no less. Not only is their classic shape and cut timeless, they can be perfectly finished by the on trend Superga Navy Classic Plimsoll.

Try wearing this wide-legged trouser with a selection of the latest shoe trends making them more current, fresh and perhaps a little vintage. So versatile are these wide-legged trousers that you can really switch your style of top too. T-shirt, sweat-shirt or a vest top all compliment the cut and shape of these classics.

The Idle Man Crew Neck Sweatshirt Dickies Work Pant Silver Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Plimsolls Navy
SHOP: The Idle Man Crew Neck Sweatshirt Black / Dickies original 874 Work Pant Silver / Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Plimsolls Navy

The Joggers

Perfect for lounging or stepping out in when you are least expecting too. These Champion rib cuff pants are the ultimate in comfort and all the room that freedom allows in a track suit bottom. Wear them with a pair of Asics Gel-Lyte trainers to complete a clean yet street savvy look but with a definite hint of sharpness about it. Made with a reverse stitch to reduce that pesky shrinkage, they are perfect for the gym or just lounging around at home.

Champion Reverse Weave 2.0 Rib Cuff Pants Black Carhartt WIP Chase Sweatshirt Black Asics Gel-Lyte
SHOP: Champion Reverse Weave 2.0 Rib Cuff Pants Black / Carhartt Chase Sweatshirt Black /Asics Gel Lyte III Trainer

Something a Little Different

A Question Of create clothing for men with an edge that turn a classic style into something a little different. The Chop Pants, in black, are  a loose fit material creation with detailing such as a pleated front and tapered leg for a unique take on a classic design.

You'll want to keep the rest of your look suite classic when you're sporting a pair of these chop pants. So, try wearing a pair of penny loafers in black, such as these beauties from G.H.Bass & Co. Their classic styling and minimal design won't take away from the impact of your trousers but will only add to your look. Team a short sleeve shirt in white with it to top off the look.

A Question Of Chop Pants Black G.H. Bass & Co. Weejuns Black Lyle & Scott Short Sleeve Oxford Shirt
SHOP: AQO Chop pants Black / G.H. Bass & Co Weejuns Black / Lyle & Scott Short Sleeve Oxford Shirt 

Bag It Up

Pack up your gym towel, your water bottle and even your troubles in this classic backpack by Herschel. Available in numerous colours and is fashionably simple because simplicity is best when worn to accompany the wide-legged trouser. The detail is on point without fuss; a single pocket on the front and easily fits your gym kit with room to spare.

Herschel Classic Backpack Tan Herschel Classic Backpack Grey
SHOP: Herschel Classic Backpack TanHerschel Classic Backpack Grey

Watch and Learn

We can’t help but throw in this vintage classic by Casio who have been digitally on point since 1946. The DBC-611E-1EF Calculator Digital Watch, no less, is an eye-catching retro dream with a whole lotta features for you to tap into including a stopwatch an hourly time signal, alarm and 8-digit calculator for swift maths on move. So while your wide-legged trousers transcend to a modern take, you can still keep the nostalgia fully in the present with this piece from the past.

Casio DBC-611E-1EF Calculator Digital Watch
SHOP: Casio Calculator Digital Watch

And On That Note

So there you have it, the wide-legged trouser is not so scary after all is it. In fact, it is fearless, cool, slick, and classy; no way stuck in any decade, time or 70’s discoteque. There are no limits with this boldly selected men’s item so don’t be shocked or surprised that they are making a swinging surge back into the forefront of men’s fashion this season and every decade coming your way.


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