Men’s Dress Slacks – 4 Things To Look For

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A good pair of men’s dress slacks shouldn’t be something you wear once or twice a year. They should be comfortable and stylish enough that you’ll wear them for all sorts of occasions: family events, business meetings, job interviews, etc. But how do you know which pair of dress slacks is right for you? To make it easy for you, here are four features of quality dress trousers you should keep in mind as you search for the perfect pair.

Fabric Quality

You might think you’ll know quality fabric when you see it. But what if you’re shopping online without the ability to feel the fabric up close? It’s going to take a little more digging.

You might think that 100% cotton is all you need to look for when it comes to fabric quality in your dress salcks. While that’s certainly important for many types of pants, remember you’re not just buying the fabric itself. You’re buying the way the fabric is woven, cut, and stitched. You might also be buying the fabric to match a specific purpose—for example, wool provides more insulation and even insulates when wet.

The key here: fit the fabric to the purpose. And unless you’re looking for “performance” pants, try to stick with pants with just one fabric.

Color Matching

You might know that you need a pair of dress pants for formal meetings. But which color should you choose? Khaki? Brown? Gray? Black? Navy? It can feel a bit overwhelming at times.

Look at your current wardrobe and try to identify a pair of dress slacks that will get you the most “bang for your buck” in terms of versatility. This is a personal decision, of course, but you can always do right by sticking to some of the most versatile colors out there, particularly navy and black.

Pants Fit

Unless your next pair of trousers fits properly, it’s never going to look quite “right.” It certainly won’t look like a proper pair of dress trousers. One of the best ways to find the perfect fit online is to use our Self-Sizer options. You can enter in details like inseam, waist, rise, and your choice of bottom finish. If you’re in doubt about your current size, try measuring a current pair of trousers that fits—or, better yet, see a tailor and have them write down all of your important numbers. It won’t cost you much money but can have a dramatic effect on how your trousers look on you.

Attention to Detail

It’s the small things that add up to a major difference in your wardrobe. At Berle, we provide hand-tailored men’s dress slacks. We also incorporate a number of details in our trousers, like watch pockets or Italian waistbands, that many people don’t even know they need—until they try it.

Finding this kind of attention to detail usually isn’t easy. But you’re already here. Browse our full range of Men’s Pants here at Berle to find the perfect match for you.