You want a go-to trouser that looks just as stylish in an office setting as it does for a casual stroll outdoors. What’s more, you want to make sure that this trouser doesn’t look too dressy or too casual—all while elevating the quality of your outfits. Sound impossible? Not for Charleston Khakis. Here are a few men’s smart casual fashion ideas with Charleston Khakis to help you take your wardrobe to the next level.
Keep It Casual With Flat Front Stretch Twill
While these twill pants will fit with most tops—including button down shirts and polos—you can dress them up by adding a blazer and a good pair of brown oxford shoes. In the summer, you may want to go sockless to keep the pants breathing and to expose a little bit of skin. This will give you the well-assembled “southern gentleman” look with which Charleston Khakis are so often associated.Khakis made with Stretch Twill fabric have a number of advantages. First, twill is a cotton weave with plenty of breathability and function, which means you can wear these pants even on hot summer days. When you opt for Stretch Twill Charleston Khakis, you’ll find an added mix of spandex that promotes even more flexibility. That makes these the ideal khakis for men’s smart casual fashion. You can even run around them at a casual summer party if that’s what you want to do.
Dress It Up With Crisp, Pleated Khakis
Charleston Khakis work well with casual wear—but that doesn’t mean they’re limited to polo shirts all summer long. You can dress up for weddings and formal events with Charleston Dress Khakis. Featuring a double reverse pleat that creates plenty of breathability while sitting, these are the kinds of pants you’ll want to have with you on hot summer days for formal events that require a lot of time parked in the chair.
How can you elevate a formal outfit with these khakis? Make sure to match up your shoes and belt at approximately the same color. You can dress them up with a suit coat, a blazer, and even go the extra mile with a tie and pocket square.
More Smart Casual Options from Berle
Here are even more smart casual fashion options from Berle:
Dress Denim Trousers
Everyone is aware of the ubiquity of denim. Wear a pair of jeans and you can match just about anything to them—from a blazer on down to a T-shirt. But if you want a fresh option, then dress denim is the choice for you.
Specifically, we’re talking about our Flat Front Dress Denim trousers here. These 100% cotton, silicone-washed pants will give you the same versatility as regular denim but with a more precise fit. That’s because our self-sizer feature allows you to input every relevant number for your unique fit, from Rise to Inseam.
Why dress denim? Because it will help you elevate your wardrobe so that you don’t look like everyone else who wears the same old denim-and-button-down combo—all while keeping true to what makes denim so versatile in the first place.
Microfiber Performance Trousers
You might not think it, but more demands are placed on men’s smart casual trousers than most dress pants. You’ll take extra care not to spill on suit trousers so that you can look good for the big meeting. But with casual pants, the rules get stretched.
That’s why an item like Microfiber Performance Trousers can make a great casual option. The water and stain resistance of the fabric is perfect for everyday situations. Like our Flat Front Dress Denim pants, these self-sizer pants can be customized for a precise fit, giving them the flexibility to match with any suit options you have.
If you’re in the market for something just as comfortable and durable as the above options but are still looking for a different weave, try our Seersucker trousers. The lightweight, 100% cotton fabric is great for warmer conditions, which means you’ll have no trouble using it even on hot summer days when you don’t want to wear shorts.
There are both pleated and flat front options for these seersucker casual trousers. Generally, the pleated pants tend to be more “formal,” as they’re constructed for sitting down. For a more casual option, go with the flat front.
More Men’s Smart Casual Trousers
Which is the best option for your next purchase? Because all three of these options allow for self-sizing, you’ll have no problem finding the ideal fit. Ultimately, the decision on which to buy comes down to personal preference. For other ways to ditch the “jeans every day” look, shop all our full collection of casual trousers today.