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
By Gavin Jewkes, 21 March 2015
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.
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.
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.