9 Pairs of Men’s Pants That Work For (Pretty Much) Every Occasion

Pants are back. Time to find the best pair for your needs.

A collage of 3 pairs of men's pants that work for every occasion

It’s finally time to embrace the sort of clothing essential that you might have put on the back burner for the past year and change. We’re talking, of course, about pants. Jeans. Chinos. Hard pants. Maybe you’re re-entering the world and returning to the office and need to purchase some go-to basics. Maybe you never really stopped dressing with style and function in mind and simply want to refresh your wardrobe. Whatever the case, there’s a great, modern pair of men’s pants that checks all your boxes.

Now, finding the best pair of men’s pants that suits your particular needs is a personal journey. We wouldn’t dare say what works best for you. But we’re confident that the nine pairs below — including stretch chinos, rugged work pants, and dark denim— offer the comfort, mobility, and versatility you need. You can dress them up or down, wear them to the office or out in the backyard, pull them on for date night or drinks with friends. They’re ideal for keeping up with your family as well as getting down to business and are made from materials that, treated well, will last for years. Take a look and choose wisely.

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