Comfiest Pants to Wear at Home
The Comfiest Pants to Wear at Home This Fall, for Thanksgiving and Beyond
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Dressing for the holidays at home (or on the road) is pretty easy, right? Throw on some sweatpants, any old pair at all and call it a day… but actually, there’s just a bit more to it. As with many matters of men’s style, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about getting dressed casually, even if you happen to be hosting a laid back, smaller and more casual seasonal affair.
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It’s all about mixing comfort and style when it comes to finding the best men’s pants for the holidays, in much the same way your favorite fall sneaker boots can pull double-duty. In short: There are sweatpants meant for the gym, and surprisingly stylish sweatpants and elastic-waist pants that blend supreme mobility and good looks. You want a pair that fits that second description. It can be done — we’re completely serious. There are even stretch pants that look and feel like jeans or chinos (these pairs can even pull double-duty at the office) — the kind that’ll look great with your rugged flannel jacket for fall.
The moral of the story is that there’s a pair of ridiculously comfortable yet polished pants for all your holiday gatherings, and no one will be any the wiser that you’re actually wearing stretch pants that feel as comfortable as can be. Start your search with our top finds for the best, comfiest pants this season.
Mizzen + Main Helmsman Five-Pocket Pants
If you want pants that perfectly nail the sweet spot between great looks and incredible comfort, you’ve found it with these hybrid pants from Mizzen + Main. The performance menswear brand uses a four-way stretch, wrinkle-resistant and moisture-wicking fabric blend and then turns it into a five-pocket design that mimics the look, fit and feel of both chinos and jeans. They’re a perfect pair of pants for a polished-yet-easygoing Thanksgiving.
$128 at MizzenAndMain.com
5.11 Tactical Defender Flex Slim Jeans
Is there such a thing as a pair of hard-wearing jeans you can actually wear to lounge at home? Thanks to 5.11 Tactical, that tricky balance has been perfected with these slim stretch jeans. Made with what the brand calls a 10 oz. mechanical stretch denim (a blend of cotton and polyester with Lycra), these jeans move with you, not against you. They also feature a rich indigo wash that works well with holiday staples, like a cozy cardigan and a thermal henley.
$75 at 511Tactical.com
Myles Apparel Everyday Pants
Playing off the brand’s much-loved, ready-for-anything shorts, these recently launched pants are the epitome of good looks and standout comfort. The double-weave stretch nylon and spandex fabric features four-way stretch and is even finished off with a Durable Water-Repellent (DWR) coating to keep you dry in the elements. And the drawstring elastic waistband should prove a nice, easy-wearing design detail.
$88 at MylesApparel.com
JACHS NY Navy Soft Touch Joggers
Go beyond your basic athletic logo sweatpants with these remarkably soft, tapered joggers made to be worn on lazy winter weekends aplenty. Of course, details like a retro-stripe waistband actually make them a fine option to wear out of the house for brunch, coffee or a crisp day in the park. Add a flannel shirt jacket and high-top sneakers for a high-low style blend.
$99 at JACHSNY.com
Goodthreads Athletic Fit Comfort Stretch Chinos
Great-fitting pants you can rock at the office and, most importantly, at home, can be yours for a very agreeable price through Amazon brand Goodthreads. Designed with athletic body types in mind, these pants still feature a nicely tapered fit, one percent elastane for stretch, and an array of versatile color options. Wear them with an Oxford shirt for a refined, and yet distinctly lounge-friendly, holiday dinner ensemble.
From $19.85 at Amazon.com
Amazon Essentials Athletic Fit Stretch Jeans
Amazon delivers the goods yet again with this no-nonsense pair of expertly fitting jeans featuring a just-right fade and mobility-minded fabric. They feature a slim-straight cut and a 15-inch leg opening, all the better to wear with rugged leather boots for holiday get-togethers that center around football, family and a cold beverage of your choice. We’ll raise a glass to that, feeling comfortable all the while.
From $16.10 at Amazon.com
Duer Smart Stretch Pants
Duer was founded at the intersection of menswear essentials and performance, so it only makes sense that they make some of the best and most comfortable pants for any time of year. Made with a blend of polyester, modal and lycra, these tailored pants hit it right down the fairway, so to speak, in terms of both refined style and exceptional mobility. Wear these with a stretch dress shirt, a wool tie and a classic cardigan for your dressiest holiday parties.
$149 at ShopDuer.com
Amazon Essentials Slim-Fit Casual Stretch Khakis
If you prefer the crisp, dressy nature of chinos versus the more relaxed style vibes of denim, then these stretch khaki pants are just the ticket. They’re stylish enough to wear as you handle hosting and cocktail-mixing duties, blending cotton twill with stretch. Team them with an unstructured navy blazer and a chambray shirt for a winter look that’s fit for business and pleasure.
From $26 at Amazon.com
Bonobos Off Duty Pants
On the surface, these Bonobos pants closely resemble the brand’s famed, well-fitting chinos. But look closer and you’ll find an all-too-necessary elastic drawstring waistband to go along with a tapered but comfortable fit. The Taupe Herringbone option in particular is a winter-ready fabric with a textured look similar to your throwback-inspired herringbone blazer, too.
$79 at Bonobos.com
J. Crew 484 Slim-fit Tech Pants
J. Crew’s tailored and trim 484 fit gets the “tech” update here by way of made-to-move stretch fabric. The blend of cotton, nylon and elastane resists stains and wicks away moisture while resisting odor. Best of all, these pants, especially in a dressy color like the Bedford Coal shade, are as crisp as traditional dress trousers, yet all the easier to wear as you load up a second helping of holiday dinner (guilty as charged).
$89.50 at JCrew.com
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