What was once a quintessentially Italian fashion has started to take over menswear across the globe. We’re talking of cropped trousers, the trend that has become a rage in the world of men’s fashion. From suit pants to jeans, the ankle length pants have been making a wave, from the runways of Paris and New York to every fashionable man’s wardrobe. Showing ankle is cool now.
While it does take a little time getting used to showing the ankle, there is no denying that it’s a huge trend right now. Be it at work (with socks, of course), at the pub or at a wedding, the cropped trousers is everywhere. It’s a different style that breaks the monotony of the same old jeans, trousers, and stretchable chino pants online. There are pre-cropped trousers available or if you want, you can crop your regular pants.
Not sure how to rock your pair of cropped pants? Fret not, for we have this handy guide to show you the way to the best cropped pants style…
A pair of low-cut sneakers is the go-to footwear with the cropped pant. Stick to a cotton cropped pant for the summers or cotton-wool separates during winter, the sneaker will pair with either and pretty effortlessly too.
The sneaker also goes with both sock and sockless looks. If you’re going for socks, keep the colours of the pants and the socks close. Pair the look with a collared shirt and vintage shades.
This one’s only for the summer. Espadrilles and cropped pants are a match made in heaven; white or khaki chinos and leather espadrilles look the most chic. Pair a long sleeve knit shirt or polo, add your favourite shades, and don’t forget a stylish bag as the perfect accessory to the look. You may buy a pre-cropped pair or choose to roll the hem of an existing pant to make them look stylish and trendy.
With dress shoes
While cropped pants are primarily casual, they can also be dressed up for more formal or smart-casual occasions. Cropped trousers make for great day-to-night dressing; therefore, a single pair can be worn for both casual and dressier occasions.
With a one-fold cropped pant, pair a lace-up dress shoe, brogue, or derby shoe in classic leather. A slim-legged chino works just as well as a wide-legged denim. Skip the socks and keep the shoes subtle, minus any metallic distractions.
The cropped pant is versatile, so is the boot. With different varieties of boots that fit both casual and work wear, the cropped pant looks great when paired with one. The fold up or tight roll is the ideal crop with boots, making sure that the hem just touches the tongue of the shoe. Boots can be worn through all seasons too.
There is one stark difference when wearing cropped pants with boots—it cannot be sockless. Play around with different kinds of boots to find your perfect pair with every cropped pant—from denims to men’s chinos.