We know what you’re thinking — a pair of dress trousers? But don’t be fooled by their buttoned-up appearance, Todd’s Gurhka pants are woven from fine-milled Italian cotton that’s light and breathable, and the self-belted waist plays nicely with a tucked-in tee or oversized oxford.
On the other end of the lightweight pants spectrum, we have the rugged Dirt Pants from boulder-based Topo Designs. Designed to serve you in the great outdoors, rather than that all-hands meeting, they’re sustainably sourced from organic cotton and built with all the features — waist drawcord, adjustable hems and a reinforced seams — to take you that extra mile.
If you can’t be bothered with real pants this spring, but are also operating under some serious dress codes, Alex Mill’s Pull-On Pants are the only way to keep it cool while looking the part. Dressed up in a very office-y olive and impossibly light, you can pair them with a tucked-in dress shirt for an all-gas, no-sweat get-up.
It’s hard to believe that J.Crew would be the cutting edge of lightweight pant fashion in 2023, but it’s downright impossible to miss these 6-pocket military joints from the ‘crews collab with Japanese label Beams Plus. Roomy and rugged, they’ve got more than enough space to keep your goodies stashed and your thighs sweat free.
Alex Crane’s Cham Pants: good for beating the heat, great for looking like an off-duty railroad worker.
Everlane’s jogger-esque Easy Pants may look a bit loungey at first glance, but their organic cotton twill make for an unparalleled feel on toasty summer days.
Uniqlo offers a relaxed fit pant outfitted with their latest “ultra light” tech (a stretchy, lightweight, and quick-drying fabric, jointly developed with Toray Industries), and let’s just say that we’re fans.