The era of skinny jeans feels like a long, long time ago. A time when even A$AP Rocky was stepping on stage in a pair of fitted Balmain jeans. Pants have been growing more relaxed as fashion moves in its perpetual cycle and if you needed any proof of this, JW Anderson recently took wide-leg pants to new widths for the Fall/Winter 2021 presentation. The unashamed glory years of the extra-wide-leg pant are upon us in a big way.
The thing we love most about wide-leg pants is their ability to transform the rest of your wardrobe. A more exaggerated cut will give your outfit impact when it comes to silhouette, and the styling possibilities are aplenty. If you think that making the switch to wide-leg pants is a big jump for you, then listen up. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best baggy pants online and it proves the length and breadth of the style. From durable workwear styles by Elhaus all the way to upcycled masterpieces by Liam Hodges, this selection shows the true potential of the wide leg.
Shop the best wide-leg pants below.
Liam Hodges Upcycled Dickies Pants
We love upcycled clothing and we really love Dickies, so this pair of upcycled Dickies pants from Liam Hodges is right up our street. Sustainably sourced cotton supplements Dickies twill for a massive leg that’s sure to completely reinvent your silhouette.
Rick Owens Jet Drawstring Wide Leg Trousers
Rick Owens needs nothing more than a jet-black cotton canvas and an off-white rope tie to leave his mark. The unmistakable combination is seen here on a relaxed-fit pair of pants with a satisfyingly wide leg.
BDG Field Cargo Pant
Cargo pants are all about utility which explains why they look so good with a super wide-leg cut. Tie to the hems allow you to customize the fit on this pair to give them an even more striking visual identity.
Studio Nicholson Pleated Wide-Leg Trousers
Pleats, please… We love a strong pleat, especially when it’s at the top of a ballooning leg. This pair of navy trousers from Studio Nicholson falls beautifully from a high waistband.
Needles Wide Leg Cargo Pants
Hard-wearing cotton twill is Needles founder Keizo Shimizu’s way of paying homage to the utilitarian American workwear that has inspired him throughout his life. What a homage these super wide-leg pants are, complete with oversized cargo pockets to each leg.
Balenciaga Large Cargo Pants
Balenciaga might have just made the perfect transitional pants. Zips above the knee make this a convertible pair of cargos and the sheer width of the leg makes them irresistible to us.
ELHAUS Double Mason Pants
Workwear is always a founding inspiration for luxury labels and lately we’ve been taken by luxury takes on workwear pants. Elhaus leaves no room for interpretation with this very literal iteration of double-knee workwear pants and we’re here for it.
Loewe Straight Leg Trousers
Much like Rick, Loewe has adopted the rope waist tie and made it its own in a big way. The power of repetition is shown in full glory here as Loewe eschews any branding on its simple black trousers because the oversized rope tie does all the talking.
Bottega Veneta Tan Cotton Twill Trousers
High-waisted, wide-leg, and super-heavyweight — three things we look for in our trousers — can all be found here in one perfect package courtesy of Bottega Veneta.
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