Wool pants are great, full-stop. As the perfect cross between suit pants and chinos, men’s wool dress trousers are comfortable, sophisticated, and classy when paired with practically any other clothing article.
That said, lots of men don’t know how to wear wool dress pants to their maximum effect. Let’s break down three stylish wool dress pants ideas you can use for your outfits starting today.
Blazer and Wool Dress Pants
Need an outfit that’s perfect for a cool night on the town, or do you want to show up to a cocktail party after work and get heads turning? In that case, a wool blazer (preferably charcoal or a similar dark color) with some tailored dress pants will do wonders for your style.
For example, you can pair gray wool dress pants, like our Berle’s Wool Tropical Plain Weave Trousers, with a charcoal wool blazer and craft the perfect look for a wintery workplace meeting. Change the color of the blazer or the pants and you’ll have a more dynamic, colorful outfit ready to attend a classy party.
You pair this outfit with black leather loafers or leather oxford shoes depending on how casual or sophisticated you want to present yourself. Take these Blue Charcoal Tropical Wool Pants. Featuring a relaxed fit and made of 100%, quality, warm wool, they’re perfect for pairing with a dark gray or navy blazer.
Overcoat and Loafers
Another great way to leverage wool dress pants is to pair them with an overcoat. Imagine gray wool dress pants with a navy plaid overcoat– add a comfortable sweater to the mix and you’ll turn heads in this fashionable attire. This look is both chic and comfortable, and if you get too warm in the overcoat, you’ll still look great with it draped over your arm.
Casual, Yet Classy
Wool dress pants don’t have to be formal – they can also be the keystone to a dapper look perfect for a bright and sunny (albeit chilly) day.
To achieve this look, pair your wool dress pants with an overcoat of a different color and wear a brightly colored shirt of blue, pink, or other pastel shades beneath. This contrast looks intentional and can brighten your look easily. Add some white canvas sneakers to lean into the casual side of things and craft a truly excellent outfit for a cocktail party or holiday celebration.
Berle’s Wool Flannel Trousers are the perfect dress pants for this appearance. Available in a variety of colors and in pleated or non-pleated styles, they’re ideal for revoking a stylish yet classic look. These Wool Flannel Flat Front Regular Rise Pants exemplify a kind of old school, controlled style that’s hard to deny.
How to Make Wool Dress Pants Work for YOU
These outfit ideas are just the start. No matter what clothing you have in your dresser or closet, you can make wool dress pants work for you by following these strategic tips:
- Keep color in mind. It’s a good idea to have two pairs of wool dress pants in your wardrobe, each a different color. Gray is a classic choice due to the serious and sophisticated aesthetic it evokes, but dark blue and brown are also suitable. Try to avoid black, which may make your wool dress pants look a little too heavy or serious.
- Always get your wool dress pants tailored. Tailored pants sit on your legs better and complement the rest of your outfit. Plus, they’ll be more comfortable.
- Pleated or not pleated? Both types can work, but pleated pants are usually associated with more mature, older men. Go with this style of wool dress pants if you want to craft an outfit that'll fit at a workplace meeting or more serious occasion like a business event. If you're a younger guy, non-pleated wool dress pants are probably the way to go.
Find the Perfect Wool Pants
In the end, wool dress pants are the perfect complements to men’s wardrobes in the winter months when they need trousers that can suit them well in a variety of social and workplace occasions. Check out Berle’s wool trousers for men today!