How someone dresses can tell you a lot about a person. Whether an outfit has been carefully put together or has quickly been thrown on five minutes before leaving the house, how people dress can leave an impression on others. If you take trousers for example, there are many different styles to choose from and each one can tell you something about the person wearing them.
When it comes to mens trousers, there are a selection of styles to wear for different occasions and different workplaces. Some may require a more formal vibe, while others require a slightly more relaxed and casual feel. Let’s take a look at some of the different varieties of mens trousers and what vibe you may be giving off when wearing them.
Often considered to be somewhat casual, corduroy trousers have continued to grow in popularity since the 1970s. In recent years however, cords have been styled in a way that some may be able to pull off in a more formal setting. For example, styled with a wool blazer and black leather loafers, corduroys are instantly given a more dapper vibe, perfect if you need to run errands in the day and have dinner reservations in the evening.
Corduroy trousers are often worn by university professors and artists; professions that require intelligence and creativity. Depending how you style your cords, this could be the impression you give others.
Undoubtedly the most versatile of all mens trousers, chinos are great for both dressing up and down. The wonderful thing about chinos is that they can be styled with a t-shirt and trainers for a smart-casual look, but they can also be paired with a smart shirt and brogues for a formal gathering. They come in different colors too, such as black, navy and khaki which makes it even easier to plan an outfit around them.
Given the versatility of chinos and depending how you choose to style them, they can give off the impression that you know how to dress for the occasion and adapt to your surroundings. Chinos can be very stylish and sophisticated, so if this is the vibe you want to give off to others, it may be worth investing in a few different colors of chinos.
There are some occasions where formal attire is a must, and the only suitable option is a pair of formal trousers. Whether it’s a wedding you’re attending or that all-important business meeting, impress those around you with some smart trousers either in a classic or tailored fit. Formal trousers can come in different materials but the most common are cotton and wool and you can choose from a variety of patterns or opt for some plain trousers.
So what can a pair of formal trousers say about you? A pair of smart trousers can suggest sophistication and that the person wearing them enjoys luxury and the finer things in life. Often formal trousers need to be dry cleaned which can be costly, so they may also suggest someone is wealthy.
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