Prime Poplin Pants

Never worn poplin pants before? You might be surprised at how it feels.

Sure, poplin sounds overly fancy, which may be due in part to the fact that it can trace its lineage to 15th century France. But considering that the strong fabric weave is now made from every fabric from wool and cotton to silk and polyester, it’s more common than you might think. What was once reserved for nobility is now available to anyone with a taste for comfortable, durable, and strong pants.

Berle delivers the Prime Poplin Pants that you can wear casually without feeling like you’re stepping back in time to the 15th century. In fact, as you’re about to see, these pants can be dressed up with a modern flair, or dressed down to suite just about any weekday need.

Prime Poplin Flat Front

You might not expect something as fancy as “Poplin” to be made from durable modern fabric blends, but this pair of Prime Poplin pants is made from a 65-35 combination of polyester and cotton, respectively. That gives it plenty of lightness for the heat of spring, summer, and autumn…and plenty of durability so that it can be worn in all three seasons.

If you were to make this your go-to pair of casual trousers, you’d be one step closer to a completed wardrobe. But one question remains: how do you put together an outfit when you have to match fabrics with something like Poplin? Turns out it’s easier than you think:

  • Stick with cotton. Cotton is in just about everything you’ll wear this spring and summer, and if it’s combined with polyester, then the more the better. This means that cotton/poly polos, Oxford Cloth Button Down shirts, and even sweaters and sweatshirts for those cool days are all in the running. In short, treat these like a standard pair of khakis—even if anyone with serious sartorial knowledge knows what makes them different.
  • Bring out your navy blazer. The navy blazer isn’t just an essential wardrobe item—it’s something of a lifestyle. And it pairs so well with Prime Poplin pants that you’ll never want for a smart casual outfit again.



Prime Poplin Pleated

The flat front represents the casual option; the Prime Poplin Pleated is more for situations where you’ll find yourself sitting and want the fabric not to billow or cinch. That means church services, boardroom meetings, or sitting down to meet your girlfriend’s parents for the first time—in other words, more formal occasions.

Pull it off the aforementioned Oxford Cloth Button Down and navy blazer—but don’t be afraid to kick it up a notch, either. A pocket square that matches your shirt is a step in the right direction—as is a tie. With pleated pants, you want to show that you take time and effort to look good.

Fortunately, with Prime Poplin Pants in your back pocket, you won’t have to struggle very hard. Check out more of our casual pant options to see what else you can add to your wardrobe to have your wardrobe complete by spring and summer.

February 29, 2016 by Berle Editor
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