To many men who are building their wardrobe for the first time, the word “wool” is associated with cardigans, itchy sweaters, and clothes that are just too warm to be comfortable. But men’s wool pants in the 21st century have a lot more to offer. They’re comfortable and versatile. Crafted with light weight wool, men’s wool pants can often feel the same as cotton. Here’s what you’re missing if you’ve dismissed the idea of men’s wool pants entirely.
Wool is Just as Versatile as Cotton
The traditional way of thinking is that cotton is all-seasons versatile while men’s wool pants are reserved for the cold frontier. Not so. These days, wool is lighter than you think. It’s just as comfortable as other fabrics while providing great benefits like:
- Outfit versatility. Rarely will you find it difficult to pair men’s wool pants with other types of fabrics. If you picture yourself standing over your dresser wondering what could possibly go with your wool pants, chances are you’re overthinking things.
- Layering options. Cotton is certainly light enough to layer easily in winter. The traditional thinking about wool? It’s too darn warm for layering. Try light weight wool, on the other hand, and you’ll see that’s not always the case. Our Wool Flannel Pleated pants are made from light weight wool and are perfectly cool even on warmer days.
The lesson? Don’t avoid wool just because you think it will be too warm or too limited to fit in your wardrobe. Chances are, it’s not.
Men’s Wool Pants Have a “Dressed-Up,” Elegant Texture
One reason so many fashion-minded folks turn to wool is that it has a subtle way of offering a unique twist on the old fashion stand-bys.
Our Wool Tropical Plain Weave flat front pants are a classic example of what this looks like: the wool itself is perfectly suitable for an office environment, yet there’s something uniquely stylish about the way the fabric looks. It’s sturdy and solid without going too far in that direction. It’s simple and crease-free without looking artificial. Wool is, after all, one of the most natural fabrics you can find.
To add more of an elegant, dressy texture to your everyday office wear or to spruce up your regular old wardrobe, switching to men’s wool pants is the way to go.
Men’s Wool Pants Can Handle the Weather
One of the reasons so many people like wool for outerwear and pants especially is that it’s light enough to remain cool, yet strong against weather elements like a cold breeze or even rain.
Wool, like any other fabric, gets wet. It’s not a water-proof material. But wool’s advantage in the rain is that it remains insulative even when wet. That’s something even cotton can’t do. If you’re caught on a cold rainy day, you’ll be far more comfortable wearing wool pants than cotton pants.
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