Tailored trousers have always been part of the menswear’s tradition. Yet for the summer 2019 fashion designers, inspired by vintage look or by interpreting with fantasy this piece usually used for formal wear, turn it into an indispensable and truly trendy garment of men’s wardrobe.
The classic and vintage look are revisited in a contemporary way
Tailored trousers are a classic of men's fashion because always flawless for the most formal occasions and the office outfits, thanks to the attention given to details and to the preciousness of the fabrics used for their design.
That they could become one of the trendiest items seen on catwalks was not so obvious, but for the spring summer 2019, the designers transformed these traditional trousers in brand-new pieces, make them attractive while maintaining their innate elegance.
Looking back to the past and in particular to the refined style of 50s’ men, the trendiest designers brought on catwalks revisited tailored trousers, with wide proportions further amplified by deep pleats on the front. The fashion of the moment suggests to wear them with leather belts and oversized shirts.
The wide lines and the comfortable silhouettes of Cary-Grant-&-Humphrey-Bogart-style trousers inspire the straight or very wide-leg models created by Jacquemus, Fendi, Etro and Louis Vuitton. Sicilian-style recalling the Dolce Vita years instead for Dolce & Gabbana, who transform the Made in Italy traditional tailored trousers, cutting them just above the ankle.
But the newest way to renew this great classic is following the trend of reduced proportions, which invaded almost all the catwalks during the fashion weeks. That's why the trousers are shortened to the ankle or even over, with models and variants for all tastes:
Focus on details for Brunello Cucinelli and Armani Collezioni, which shorten the trousers through cuffs
Theory gives a touch of modernity to the formal pants, decorating them with fluorescent sidebands
Fringed hem for Neil Barrett's cropped trousers
Front pleats for the shorter-than-usual trousers by Malloni and Hermés
Maxi checkered prints for Thom Browne or more classic check patterns for Tagliatore
Among the soft colored monochromatic crop or ankle-length pants there are those by Alexander McQueen, Boglioli, Canali and Dior Homme
Traditional male fashion looks to the future with a mix of classic and contemporary fabrics
If you love the beauty and value of the most refined fabrics, tailored trousers are right for you. Tradition suggests that elegant men, for the most important or business occasions, choose the most beautiful and luxurious fabrics for their formal trousers. In the summer of 2019, once again this will be the winning choice, because now traditional fabrics have also become trendy.
Among the plain colors, there are the cotton gabardine used by Ermenegildo Zegna for his white trousers with front darts, and the dark gray cool wool chosen by Issey Miyake, N ° 21 and Hermés for tailored trousers with large pleats on the front.
Among the most appreciated patterns there are the pinstripes proposed by Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren. The Prince of Wales was seen again in the Giorgio Armani’s catwalk, the most classic lightweight tartan checks were used by Corneliani, Boglioli and Burberry, while the micro-patterned cotton is present in the Valentino and PT01 collections.
But the real novelty is the use of special fabrics for the finest tailored trousers. Some examples are the slightly polished fabrics used by Carlo Pignatelli and Kenzo, the renaissance-effect jacquards proposed by Dolce & Gabbana or the soft silks seen in the seductive fashion show by Tom Ford.
Not only white, beige and black for the pants that give a touch of color to summer 2019
Considering that sartorial trousers are usually reserved for more formal and important occasions, it’s rare for bright shades being part of the color range proposed for this kind of garments. Yet for the summer of 2019, on catwalks there were unusual bright nuances and bold colors.
This is the case of the lilac, used in different shades by Paul Smith, the red by Gazzarini or the many shades of yellow. Banana yellow is one of the trendy colors of the year also for the tailored trousers with front pleats designed by Raf Simons and Dior Homme, matched tone-on-tone with small cotton sweaters and silk shirts.
The tailored trousers are colored by shocking highlighter neon shades. This is the case of the collections by MSGM, Versace, Alexander McQueen and Maison Margiela, which choose these colors to give a boost of vitality to the elegant outfits, while the formal trousers designed by Valentino choose traditional fabrics like the Prince of Wales, but renewing them with neon logo prints.
Summer also means lightness and the desire for something natural, so many designers like Cerruti 1881, Ermenegildo Zegna, Incotex and Lanvin opt for white and beige to color their cotton and linen trousers. That are perfect for who needs to show-off an impeccable look at the office, combining light trousers with a nice jacket and the classic suede loafers.