Fed Up of Wearing Jeans? Then Check out These Alternatives

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Are you fed up with wearing jeans all of the time? Are you looking for more options to spice up your wardrobe? If so, check out this style guide on the top alternatives to jeans and you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

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As amazing as jeans are, sometimes you just want to mix your outfit up a little and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. Men’s fashion has never been more prominent and so there are some top alternatives to jeans that all men can pull off.

Of course, there are more options out there than just suit trousers and chinos, you just have to explore them and experiment a little bit to find out what suits you and what you like to wear. The pattern and material can play a huge part in this as it can really add detail and texture to your look.

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Suit trousers aren’t only great for the office – they can smarten up any outfit which makes them a transferable item. If you have a dinner date looming and you’re unsure of what impression you want to give off, bear in mind that it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Suit trousers from The Idle Man are a slim-fit and they help to create a great impression when paired with a fitted shirt or dinner jacket. Don’t forget to pay attention to the entirety of your outfit by sticking some brogues or loafers on your feet for a cracking formal look.

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Men’s Suit Trousers
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Casual and Cool

Gone are the days when you’d be traded a ‘chav’ for wearing joggers in your spare time. On the days that you fancy dressing down, we stock some cosy but fashionable jogging bottoms that give your outfit an all-around casual style.

Whether you fancy sporting an eye-catching pattern or you’re more of a classic black joggers kind of guy, this style is timeless and so you’ll be able to wear your bottoms for many years to come. Just make sure you pair them well with the rest of your outfit to prevent them looking too loungewear.

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The Checked Overcoat is an Idle favourite
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The Best Things Come in Small Packages

There’s always that guy who goes to the beach or on holiday with nothing but jeans. He sits at the pool bar sweating his you-know-whats off and just has a miserable time. Don’t be that guy – invest in some shorter legwear.

If you’re a huge fan of denim and can’t bear to part ways with the material, don’t worry as The Idle Man have a selection of denim shorts that are suited to all types of casual outfits. These can be a regular feature in your wardrobe all summer and can be worn to dinners in the evening, beaches, days in the back garden with a beer, and even to festivals.

For those of you who find denim to be a little too restricting in the hotter climates, why don’t you try a versatile pair of shorts that can be matched with both smart and casual outfits? You have many options here, with The Idle Man’s shorts.

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Styling Navy Shorts
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Smart casual

There are times when we have to go to work but we really would rather be sat at home binging on ‘Stranger Things’ on Netflix with a beer. Hey, we’ve all been there, so we completely understand. For those days, smart casual is your best bet.

Chinos strike a balance between smart and casual extremely well and can also be worn outside the office, for drinks down the pub with your mates or for an evening out with your partner. Another great addition to the work pant collection is the slim skinny pant that is made from cotton. This type of pant is extremely low maintenance, as it is wrinkle resistant and so doesn’t need to be ironed if you fancy throwing them on one Monday morning while you’re trying to wake up with a very strong coffee. Dickies have a variety of colours in this style of trouser, with a navy blue being perfect for the office.

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Navy Dickies
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Alternatives To Jeans

  • Suit trousers may seem like a formal choice, but they can easily be dressed down by wearing a casual top or a pair of trainers with them.
  • Joggers can be dressed up or dressed down. Consider wearing them with an overcoat and some loafers for a unique smart-casual look.
  • Shorts are the perfect choice for summer or simply for chilling in the evenings. Whether you go for a denim pair, chino shorts or sweat shorts, you’ll be able to put them to use.
  • Chinos are the best option for smart-casual wear. You can wear them for chilling with your friends or to wear for dress down Friday’s in the office.
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Wear Novesta trainers with suit trousers
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And On That Note

If you’re bored of wearing jeans all the time, don’t think that your options are limited. There are a plethora of trousers and chinos for you to experiment with instead of jeans. With winter fast approaching, you can always try a pair of joggers to keep you cosy. Whatever you’re going to wear, make sure your legwear suits the occasion, for example, don’t wear joggers to a formal event, no matter how much you dress them up. Here at The Idle Man we have cracking selection of shorts for you to choose from which will work for you no matter what the situation.

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