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Gateway Pleats: The Five Pleated Pants to Consider

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Ever since our cautionary endorsement of pleated pants, we’ve been seeing more and more pinched-fronts popping up in fashion week presentations and the more advanced menswear circles.

Mind you, these aren’t the billowing taupe eyesores of yesterday—this new breed of pleated pants somehow manages to look streamlined while also adding a bit of extra movement. (Which, really, was the original intent of pleats.) It’s tough to know where it all went wrong for pleats, but it’s nice to know that things are going right again. So, should you dare to embark on this next-level sartorial shit...

Here are the five pleated pants to consider as your jumping-off point...»

Go Beyond the Khaki Chino This Spring

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Chinos are thick on the ground this time of year—and for good reason, so we’ll spare you the extolling of virtues.

You’re probably wearing a pair now. And it doesn’t matter what the fashion rags are telling you this year or the next, you’ll be breaking out the versatile cotton pants every spring from now until the sun burns out. But if you’re still clinging to the British khaki end of the spectrum, we’re here to tell you that it’s time to get a little bolder and embrace the colorful side of chinos—just about any shade will match a navy blazer. And we’ve rounded up the best on the market right now.

Herewith, the seven colorful chinos to consider for spring...»