Longing to ditch your loungewear but not ready for tailoring? Swap your sweatpants for cargo trousers and try these styling ideas
Give men’s cargo trousers a smart spin
Like many key pieces in the modern man’s wardrobe, cargo trousers originated in the military before finding their way to the street. The multi-pocket utility style of cargo trousers looks great when contrasted with smarter staples. Try teaming navy cargo trousers with a pale blue Oxford shirt and lightweight grey knit. Finish with a pair of minimalist grey trainers for a look that’s put-together but not stuffy.
Take men’s cargo trousers to the pub
A gilet is the ultimate layering piece and the secret to staying cosy when socialising outdoors on spring evenings. Filled with responsibly sourced feather and down and finished with Stormwear tech, this feather and down padded gilet is both warm and water-repellent. Team with tonal cargo trousers and a contrast cotton sweatshirt for a pub-beer-garden outfit that will keep you snug until last orders.
Pair men’s cargo trousers with an overshirt
Falling somewhere between the formality of an Oxford shirt and the practicality of a chore jacket, the overshirt is the perfect companion for a pair of cargo trousers. Team navy cargo trousers with an overshirt in a contrasting shade for a cool colour blocked look. Pair navy cargo trousers with a blue denim overshirt thrown over a classic white T-shirt for a tonal look with a twist. Wear the shirt open, jacket style, and roll up the sleeves on warmer days.
Words: Miranda Eason