Wednesday Fashion Feature: Non-Denim Pants: What's Good For Fall/Winter '09
Men, let's give denim a rest.
Modern non-denim pants are just as easily dressed up or down as a pair of jeans.
Rock them with either sneakers, work boots or dress shoes. Throw on a graphic tee, denim or leather jacket, polo, cardigan - you name it.
Think fabrics like canvas, twill, and even corduroy in classic chinos and cargo pants.
Get the rundown on good looks for this season below:
The cargo pant was originally designed to be comfortable and durable in breathable fabrics like cotton twill - for the working man who likes to get his hands dirty.
With multiple pockets, its great for stashing things...
These days, those "things" are probably cell phones, IPods, wallets, etc.
Cargo pants are characterized by their wide hips, legs that get narrow towards the bottom, large pockets on the sides, and usually tough fabrics.
The C69 P.E.Z. Cotton Twill Cargo Pants by COOGI are today's cargo pant; slimmer and cleaner than the typical super baggy ones with frayed fabric.
They also have that urban military look that is so hot right now, with subtle details like the COOGI logo crest and shiny silver hardware.
It's hunting season, and camo print is back at it again from the runways to the streets. This premium cotton pair by Scotch & Soda features an all over washed out camo design, 6 pockets, a multi colored woven belt and a nice relaxed fit.
You may not want people envisioning you hiding in a bush somewhere with a sniper when you wear these, so I would pair them with a crisp new non-army style tee/jacket and fresh sneakers for an updated look.
Pharrell does camo right
FLAT FRONT CHINO:
A flat front chino just looks so polished and clean. Especially when its done with a modern street twist like these Classic Trousers by CAVI, made of a soft, rich looking woven fabric.
This style comes in greyas well, which is a must have shade this season. Complete with a stylish (removable) lavender woven belt, small details make the pant once again - check out the fancy gold hardware and pieced woven material on the pockets: