Lightweight, light-toned pants are a classic way to turn your look in a summery direction, but pulling them off doesn’t all have to be about loafers and excessively open business shirts.
In addition to being just about the biggest stain risk out there, getting a pair of white trousers can often be a bit of a daunting prospect if you’re not used to wearing brighter colours to more formal occasions. They are, after all, synonymous with a particularly summery and slightly flamboyant aesthetic, meaning unless you’re wearing them to a beachside club overlooking the Med, it’s hard to imagine where they might fit in with your daily rotation.
This couldn’t be further from the truth, though. White pants are actually surprisingly versatile and more than capable of handling the transition from the office to Friday drinks with flair. Here are three simple ways to experiment with them
- Sailing-inspired smart – White trousers naturally lend themselves well to nautical looks. And while we recommend leaving the boating cap at home, they pair naturally with no-mark sneakers, a crisp shirt and a deconstructed sports jacket
- 2. Friday casual – try pairing the pants with a patterned or neutral long-sleeve polo shirt for an office look that projects a certain subtle confidence
- The pale blue-on-white colour scheme of a banker shirt pairs beautifully with white pants, particularly when offset with a more flamboyant jacket over the top. Opt for something like a double-breasted jacket, topping the look off with a navy tie.
The Bespoke Corner has added brand new, lightweight chinos in both a white and a pale blue option to its ready to wear collection for Summer 2022, meaning you can order online while resting assured that you’ll get the same just-right, tailored fit you’d come to expect from a made-to-measure pair of trousers. Designed with comfort and warm-weather, all-occasion wear in mind, the pleatless, plain-hemmed silhouette makes them perfect for pairing with sneakers, suit jackets and everything in between.