Every spring, just as the flowers are blooming, so too are the wonderful spring suiting fabrics. After spending months in suit pants made of heavy, dark fabrics, it's time to lighten things up. Spring dress pants come in lightweight fabrics and bright colors to match the warm, sunny weather. Some brands are innovating with synthetic blends to optimize comfort and breathability while others are relying on the ever-dependable linen and silk blends. There are plenty of ways to beat the heat with warm weather fabrics cut into suiting-inspired trousers.
We assembled a list of the best warm-weather dress pants to keep your wardrobe classy this spring. Some are built for comfort while others stick to classic tailoring designs. The fun scale ranges from standard navy blue slacks to pink chinos embroidered with seagulls. This list will have you covered for those occasions when your outfit needs something more formal than jeans and more refined than chinos.
- Todd Snyder Seersucker Traveler Suit Pant
- Suit Supply Off-White Porto Chino in Stretch Cotton
- Mango Belt Line Pants
- Club Monaco Drainpipe Herringbone Pants
- J.Crew Garment-dyed Chino Suit Pant
- Bonobos Stretch Weekday Warrior Dress Pants
- Brooks Brothers Milano Slim Fit Seagull Embroidered Chinos
- Ultra Light Weight 2-Way Stretch Pants
- Paul Smith Wool-Linen-Silk Suit Trousers
- Brunello Cucinelli Linen Wool Silk Blend Trouser
Todd Snyder Seersucker Traveler Suit Pant
Best Formal Comfort
Seersucker is as comfortable as suiting gets so naturally Todd Snyder chose it for their Traveler Suit Pant, a formal pant built for comfort. For good measure, an elastic drawstring waistband was added to give the feel of sweatpants with the look of suit pants.
Suit Supply Off-White Porto Chino in Stretch Cotton
Best Premium Chino
The truth is that you probably can’t go wrong with any of the chinos from Suit Supply. We love the Porto in summer-ready off-white stretch cotton for its flattering straight-leg silhouette and flat front.
Mango Belt Line Pants
Best Resort Pant
Mango created the perfect tropical vacation pants with these vintage revivals. The built-in belt with a pleat and sharp crease was a popular resort style in the 1950s and it looks just as good today. For best results, just add a fruity cocktail and an ocean view.
Club Monaco Drainpipe Herringbone Pants
Best Formal Pants
The drainpipe style is a classic slim leg trouser with a crop. Club Monaco modernized it with a micro-herringbone pattern in a polyester-viscose fabric. The cuffed bottom adds a level of formality and help keeps the cropped hem lay flat.
J.Crew Garment-dyed Chino Suit Pant
Best Everyday Wear
J.Crew's garment-dyed chino suit pant is essentially an elevated version of classic chinos. You can wear them as part of a suit with the matching jacket or you can wear them solo as a semi-formal pant. The cotton-linen blend fabric makes them ideal for spring and summer.
Bonobos Stretch Weekday Warrior Dress Pants
Best Big and Tall Fit
Bonobos started as a company on a mission to make pants that fit as well as they look. These wrinkle-resistant, easy-care cotton pants do just that in a range of larger sizes.
Brooks Brothers Milano Slim Fit Seagull Embroidered Chinos
Best Pants to Have Some Fun
It's summer, you're invited to a party, and you want to wear pants that are formal but still let everyone know that you're there to have fun. Pink suiting chinos with embroidered seagulls on them from Brooks Brothers are not a bad choice.
Ultra Light Weight 2-Way Stretch Pants
Best Bang for Your Buck
Uniqlo is always innovating new fabrics for their clothing and they're reached new levels of lightweight comfort with their Ultra Light 2-Way Stretch Pants. The subtle gray and black houndstooth pattern and waist tab give a tailored trouser look in cutting-edge fabric.
Paul Smith Wool-Linen-Silk Suit Trousers
Best Light Weight Blend
There are plenty of new fabrics out there to keep pants lightweight and breathable for warm weather but there is no beating a classic wool-linen-silk blend. That magic combination of textiles has been used for centuries to keep garments breathable without looking rumpled. Here is a classic example from Paul Smith.
Brunello Cucinelli Linen Wool Silk Blend Trouser
Best of the Best of the Best
When you want the best suit pants money can buy, Brunello Cucinelli is the way to go. Their linen-wool-silk blend trouser provides the lightweight breathability of linen and silk while retaining the crisp finish of wool.
No matter your budget or taste, you can find a pair of lightweight dress pants for every occasion. Even if the occasion doesn't necessarily call for dress pants, they're never a bad idea. You can wear a pair with leather sandals and a plain white t-shirt for a high-low look on your next night out. Or spruce up your work attire with a patterned slack rather than the usual chinos. They go with leather oxfords just as well as your favorite sneakers. You can always be underdressed but you can never be overdressed so stay classy this spring.
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