The Six trouser styles you need this autumn

Autumn is upon on us, which means jettisoning your lighter pantaloons in favour of heavier fabrics in darker tones. You can’t always predict the weather this season, so you might as well be bold and adventurous.
Richard Gere and director Paul Schrader on-set of American Gigolo, 1980

The arbiters of style have always relished dressing up in autumn. Not only is it atmospheric, but it’s the season when the calendar entails multifarious episodes of human experience. The long European summer holiday ends and is replaced by transatlantic business travel, Scottish shooting weekends and black-tie soirées. Add short sojourns to Istanbul and swift weekend getaways to white over Swiss ski resorts to the diary and there’s plenty to get dressed up for. There’s also the small matter of blending in with the mélange of colours that autumn brings, whilst staying warm enough. Nudging over 20 degrees °C in London this week, it goes to show that you need to have ample trouser options in the correct fabrics. If this week is anything to measure against, it might be premature to be pondering over tweeds and cashmeres, instead take the middle ground and opt for heavier cottons, flannels, corduroy and even drop velvet into the mix.


The flat-fronted construction makes the silhouette smoother and straighter, creating a more streamlined look that is optimal for the slimmer gentleman. The specifics can vary, but today the Gatsby trouser made from a soft cotton corduroy in a beautiful off-white shade from Alexander Kraft Monte Carlo offers a casually sartorial option. They feature adjustable side tabs and for that finer detail — a beautiful button fly. They arrive unfinished, but to maintain their chic appearance pair them with the matching single-breasted jacket and waistcoat.


    Freddie Anderson


    October 2021


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