If I had to choose one, it would be the cargo trouser. Right now, it’s the ultimate blend of practicality and on-trend style, but this wasn’t always the case. Cargo pants broke out in the 90s, but there have also been times when they’ve been best left to middle-aged ramblers with hiking poles. Today, though, the ‘gorpcore’ revolution means hiking and outdoorsy gear is being worn in consciously stylish ways.
But cargo pants are not exclusively for adventure-inspired outfits. A pair with a slimmer, more flattering silhouette can also be worn with knitwear for a more considered and dressed-up look. Check out these from Brunello Cucinelli and OrSlow.