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Cropped trousers, three ways

By Gavin Jewkes, 21 March 2015

Yes, the rising popularity of cropped trousers gave rise to the horrible term ‘mankles’, but shorter cuts are also responsible for providing guys with a fresh alternative to traditional trouser options, and are a great way to breathe new life into both your formal and casual outfits. They have versatility at their core – and aren’t afraid to show it. Just take a look at the three ways we’ve styled them up, below. 

cropped trousers, three ways

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Weekend wear

For a casual take on the cropped trouser trend, pull them on with a pair of boxfresh shell toes from Adidas, some ice-white socks and a slubby knit. Add a backpack and snapback for a 24-hour outfit that takes you from park to pub looking fresh. 


Smarten up

Smartening up without a suit is easy when you grab a pair of charcoal grey cropped trousers and combine them with a crisp white shirt and structured bomber jacket. 


Smart/casual 

The epitome of smart/casual, this outfit comprises all the elements required to keep you looking reassuringly laid-back (a killer pair of kicks, a lightweight jacket and an awesome sweatshirt), but the sharp trousers elevate the outfit up a couple of notches on the smartness scale.  

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