Risk is good for the soul. As it happens, it's also good for your outfit. A summer essential and arguably the riskiest part of any wardrobe, white pants are only for the brave. While they offer a lightening touch to your seasonal ensembles, providing the perfect blank backdrop for colorful shirts and sneakers, white pants make park trips near on impossible. Barbecues are off the agenda, and activities must be conducted with a kind of superhuman cleanliness.
If you’ve weighed up the risks and rewards and deemed that a pair of white pants is still on your summer shopping list, then pay attention because we made this judgment, too. Highsnobiety curators have thrown caution to the wind, ignoring images of tomato sauce-splattered white pants, to offer a roundup of the season’s best clean bottoms. From Dickies workwear to Jacquemus' French luxury, these selections aim to rove that white pants are worth the effort, and the payoff for your cleanliness is huge.
Browse the season's best white pants below.
Dickies UO Exclusive Cutoff 874 Work Pant
Exclusive to Urban Outfitters, this pair of Dickies 874 Work Pants features a cutoff raw hem to the bottom which makes them ideal for a bohemian summer look.
Urban Outfitters Corduroy Cropped Beach Pant
This pair of white cords has a distinctly pared-back vintage feel thanks to a cropped leg and relaxed tailoring.
Carhartt WIP Newel Pant "Newcomb" Drill
If in doubt, opt for Carhartt WIP. Founded on serious workwear credentials, the European arm of Carhartt shows what the brand can do with a more stylistic approach. This pair of white pants from the brand offers a full dose of hard-wearing good looks.
Magliano Super Raver Pants
Take it back to the old school with this pair of Raver Pants by Magliano. Taking inspiration from looks from the ‘80s and ‘90s house scene, a fixed belt ensures that this pair stands out in a crowd.
Lacoste L!ve High-Waisted Trousers
Lacoste’s more conceptual design arm, Lacoste Live, retains the brand’s sense of clean, sportswear style while supplementing flashes of modern flair. This pair of high-waisted white pants features creases to the legs and an embroidered croc to the reverse.
Junya Watanabe Wide Leg Cropped Trousers
Wide Leg Cropped Trousers
Junya Watanabe taps workwear style and elevates it with his pair of Cotton Twill Pants. A buckle tightener to the reverse makes reference to workwear designs with a slightly flared leg that offers a stylish vintage twist.
Acne Studios Aleq Cotton Straight-Leg Trousers
Aleq Cotton Straight-Leg Trousers
Cut from a slightly off-white 100% cotton, Acne Studios offers one of the more versatile options in this roundup. Crafted from durable cotton twill, these pants have a denim feel but afford a touch more flexibility.
Vilebrequin Relaxed Linen Trousers
This pair of Vilebrequin Pants is made for the summer with a lightweight linen construction and a drawstring waist. Whether it’s post-beach or pre-dinner, this pair is holiday-ready.
Eckhaus Latta Wide-Leg Striped Cotton-Blend Poplin Trousers
Eckhaus Latta’s laid-back appeal shines strong in this pair of wide-leg cotton-blend poplin trousers. Pleats, creases, and turn-ups mark this pair out as a lightly formal option.
Jacquemus Le Pantalon Lavandou Trousers
Le Pantalon Lavandou Trousers
On the heels of one of the season’s most talked-about shows, we couldn’t leave the French master Jacquemus out of this lineup. Le Pantalon Lavandou Trousers feature a straight leg tailored with exaggerated pleats to the waistline which ensure that the pants fall elegantly.
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