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Daniel Luna

Recent times have seen street style lookbooks at any major fashion event plaid to perfection. Whether paired with the latest hyped sneakers or elevated by a suave pair of derbies, it seems 2018’s legwear game is all about the checked pants.

The resurgence of the checked trouser is a trend that has been gracing the pins of those at Highsnobiety HQ for some time now. Traditionally worn more formally as part of a suit, newer iterations of the pant have embraced a far more casual fit, incorporating drawstring closures and baggier silhouettes (think Head Chef-chic).

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At the forefront of the trend, you may already be familiar with the checked pants in Japanese label Monkey Time’s collection, which featured heavily in our round-up of the best casual summer pants earlier this month. Representing the juxtaposition between high and low fashion, Creative Director Shoichiro Nakayama’s designs include all the elements we love about the new styles being rocked by streetwear’s most stylish adopters.

In our selection below, you’ll see fits from the cropped and tapered to bigger, baggier styles that really make a statement. And with a color spectrum that goes from neutral (see Zara and Sunnei) to richer shades of green and purple from the likes of Gucci and Gosha Rubchinskiy, there’s a little something for everyone.

Take a look at all our favorite styles below and cop now for early adopter kudos.

For more retro trousers, check out adidas’ recently revived techno track pants.

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