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Slacks get an extra boost in cool colors and slim cuts.

 

From baggy and pleated to tailored and professional, men’s slacks have been put through the fashion wringer over the years, scoring some major hits—and some oh-so-tragic misses. Now, with designer labels like Rick Owens and Jeremy Scott showcasing some stylish extremes—harem pants or banana-printed trousers, anyone?—style-conscious men are on a mission to find a happy medium between drab and over-the-top. Classic-cut, slim-fit denim and trousers in unexpected hues are the perfect wardrobe additions to help you stand out without feeling like you’re committing a major fashion faux pas. Finding the perfect fit for your body type is key to the slim-leg strategy—too loose or too tight, and your look may lose its edge. Pair your trouser of choice effortlessly with a sneaker, brogue or high-top, for a look that’s both pulled together and nonchalant. Then pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

[1], [2], [3] Cause and Effect Handmade Belts available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419. [4] Baldwin Jeans available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419. [5] Baldwin Jeans available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419. [6] Armani Collezioni Dark Blue Slacks available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. [7] Vans Sneakers available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419. [8] Benchkraft Leather Wallet available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419. [9] Scotch & Soda Socks available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.

 

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Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino

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