In winter, it's all too easy to resign yourself to sweatpants life, especially as WFH is still a major part of our lives. And while we're certainly not knocking sweatpants — the right pair of sweats can change your life — there's definitely a point where we begin to question whether there's life outside of fleece-backed trousers.

That time is here. After the winter holidays are finished, it feels like the right time to get your life back in order, start exercising, and maybe ween yourself off sweatpants again. But that's easier said than done. To help, we've put together a selection of comfortable pants that are one step closer to real clothes.

From multi-pocketed cargos to elasticated-waist wool pants, we've rounded up 10 comfortable pants for men that aren't sweatpants, courtesy of C.P. Company, Gramicci, The Row, and more.

Scroll for comfortable pants for men (no grey sweats included).

Miles Leon Double-Knee Straight-Leg Trousers

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Miles LeonDouble-Knee Straight-Leg Trousers
Buy at Mr Porter

Granted, double-knee trousers are no hidden secret anymore, but this pair isn’t like all the others. Miles Leon gives the workwear piece some structure with its unconventional front pockets and a brick color to brighten up your outfit.

The Row Gustavo Straight-Leg Textured Trousers

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The RowGustavo Straight-Leg Textured Trousers
Buy at Mr Porter

The Row shows how casual and elegant can walk hand in hand. Its virgin wool material is the key ingredient for a more relaxed and comfortable fit.

Studio Nicholson Sorte Pleated Cotton Wide-leg Trousers

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Studio NicholsonSorte Pleated Cotton Wide-leg Trousers
from $424
(Available at 2 Merchants)

For times when you need to sharpen up, a pair of tailored pants comes in handy. Studio Nicholson crafts these wide-leg cream trousers which add impact to your silhouette while maintaining a sense of clean refinement.

Craig Green Reversible Fluffy-Knit Trousers

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Craig GreenReversible Fluffy-Knit Trousers
Buy at Matches

Keep it casual on the inside & playful on the outside or swap it around… is up to you to decide. Craig Green's innovative trousers will keep your fit interesting enough for all heads to turn.

Gramicci Loose Tapered Pants

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GramicciLoose Tapered Pants
Buy at Luisaviaroma

Gramicci — AKA. the GOAT of functional gear — adds another basic essential to our everyday fits. These olive green pants have a built-in adjustable belt that eases the struggle of finding a standalone belt.

MCQ Icon Zero Track Pants

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MCQIcon Zero Recycled Nylon Track Pants
Buy at Luisaviaroma

Whether rock climbing or navigating a cloudy day in the city, MCQ keeps us prepared. These waterproof nylon pants are a vital piece for all those who have an active lifestyle.

Pas De Mer Dirty Boots Trousers

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Pas De MerDirty Boots Trouser Pant
Buy at Urban Outfitters

Pas de Mer knows how to bring some fun to your wardrobe. While this check pattern is usually associated with formal tailoring, the Pas de Mer logo print brings things down a notch on the formality scale.

Diesel D-Lab Track Denim Lounge Pants

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DieselGray D-Lab Track Denim Lounge Pants
Buy at ssense

Lounge pants don't always have to be classified as at-home apparel. Diesel already experiments with denim like a pro, so it's no surprise that it’s the label crafting this kind of denim-sweatpant hybrid.

Needles Narrow Sweatpants

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NeedlesNavy Narrow Track Sweatpants
Buy at ssense

If you still want to be comfy without breaking the dress code, these sweatpants are your best option. Needles brings a navy velvet texture for any casual occasion, with stripes on the side to maintain that sporty essence.

C.P. Company Loose-Fit Pants

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Axel ArigatoPale Beige Ink Trousers
Buy at Axel Arigato

Cargo pants can be a tricky category to master. Some fall into the trap of being too slim, making the big pockets feel out of place. Of course, though, C.P. Company has the recipe on lock with this pair that looks to a looser fit for maximum comfort and wearability.

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