Fashion moves fast and you’ll have to do the same if you want to keep up with it. With that in mind, why not think about adding some go-faster stripes to your legwear rotation? It’s a sure-fire way to ensure you’re bang up to speed.
Side-stripe trousers have been the menswear elite’s bottoms of choice for a couple of years, which should alleviate any fears you may have had about it being a fleeting fashion trend.
It looks like these unlikely hybrids of joggers and dress pants are in for the long haul, meaning now’s as good a time as any to get yourself involved. Earn your sartorial stripes with our edit of the best on the market.
One of the high street’s leading names when it comes to up-to-the-moment menswear, Topman is virtually unparalleled in terms of sheer variety and value for money.
The British retailer is always quick off the mark with new trends, meaning it’s already well clued up on side-stripe trousers and stocked accordingly with styles that are cropped at the ankle or offer a pop of colour.
Buy Now: £35.00
If you want side-stripe trousers that’ll still be in one piece after several hours of beast mode in the gym, Nike is one of your best bets.
The sportswear giant makes champion-grade tracksuit bottoms and they’re just as functional as they are bang on trend.
Buy Now: £59.00
In its own words, Spanish brand Mango prides itself on ‘dressing the modern, urban woman for her daily needs’. Now, that’s not much use to us, but thankfully its menswear offering just keeps getting better.
With a focus on quality and a keen eye on the trends – for the latest fashion at sensible prices, you’d be a bit of a lemon not grab a pair of trousers from Mango.
Buy Now: £49.99
If budget isn’t a concern for you, why not opt for one of the labels that kicked the side-stripe thing into gear in the first place?
Gucci’s trousers are some of the most luxurious around, so if the thought of dropping nearly two months’ rent on what is essentially a pair of trackies doesn’t leave you involuntarily clenching your buttocks in shock, then you could do a lot worse than a pair from Italy’s finest.
Buy Now: £715.00
One company that’s quickly gaining traction as one of the web’s premier destinations for trend-led menswear at affordable prices is boohooMAN, an online-only label that counts Hollywood A-Listers and thrifty sartorialists alike among its ever-expanding customer base.
For a pair of side-stripe trousers that won’t leave you fishing down the side of the sofa for loose change until payday, this is the place to go.
Buy Now: £25.00
Adidas has been putting stripes on the sides of its trousers long before it was cool. Its three stripes motif is instantly recognisable, making the brand’s offering in this market some of the oldest around.
If you want to rock the trend while staying prepped for looking good at the gym, Adidas is the brand to spot you.
Buy Now: £54.95
With its highly responsive supply chain, Zara is always one step ahead of the competition and ready to pounce on new trends the second there’s as much as a sniff of their emergence.
Because of this, the Spanish retailer has become one of the most popular names on the high street and a surefire winner for the latest fashion – side-stripe trousers being no exception.
Buy Now: £29.99
Buy all the latest gear at wallet-friendly prices and try it on at home. Don’t like it? Send it back free of charge.
With customer service like this, it’s no wonder ASOS has completely dominated the men’s retail arena, leaving its competitors limping away with their tails between their legs. With that in mind, where better to grab a pair of side-stripe trousers?
Buy Now: From £12.00
Like your trousers to have street appeal? Then look no further than legendary California streetwear label Stussy.
Shawn Stussy’s eponymous brand is the physical embodiment of urban cool, so if you want to inject a dose of street style into your legwear game this is the perfect way to do it.
Buy Now: £139.00
Swedish high-street favourite H&M is always a safe bet when you need simple, quality clothing that’s current and affordable in equal measures.
With well-made products and plenty of Scandi minimalism going around, pick up your side-stripe trousers from here and you know you won’t go wrong.
Buy Now: £19.99
Boasting one of the high street’s largest design teams, River Island prides itself on being able to provide shoppers with everything they need to keep their wardrobes stocked stylishly, season after season.
Expect a streetwear-tinged aesthetic, without having to queue around the block, or max out your credit card.
Buy Now: £35.00
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