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15/11/22

OUR SELECTION OF WINTER PANTS FOR MEN

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When it comes to pants, it is certain that there is no single type. Dressy or casual, military or technical, a multitude of styles are available to those who are looking for a new item. The materials can also have different characteristics. We can talk about a 14 oz denim, a ripstop cargo fabric or an elegant corduroy.
A multitude of universes giving birth to legacies when we speak of workwear or denim and on the contrary, the novelty via the outdoor.
We have therefore decided to present you the different types of pants available at Graduate in order to guide you and perhaps present you with the perfect pants.

WORKWEAR

In the list of emblematic pants, we naturally find the workwear style. Initially worn by various craftsmen, for several decades, brands have appropriated these items to make them essential in the men’s and women’s wardrobe.

THE CARHARTT WIP DOUBLE KNEE PANTS

Among the flagship models, we find of course the double knee from Carhartt WIP, leader of the utility clothing in the United States since the beginning of the last century. Its name, double knee, comes from the fact that the front of the leg is reinforced with a second layer of fabric, there are also rivets to reinforce the seams and the classic pockets of the carpenter. Its loose fit allowed the ease of movement of workers.

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THE STAN RAY OG PAINTER PANTS

Stan Ray’s painter pant is another classic. Released in the 1970s, it was inspired by the first painter pants, originally made from boat sails. A thick fabric that made it ideal for clothing. The light color was appreciated by painters, used to white paint, thus minimizing splashes. It also allowed a better reflection and therefore a better distribution of heat. When the model came out in the 70s, women also adopted the painter pant as a symbol of rebellion against the inequality of clothing reserved for men.

THE DRESS PANTS

The dress pants known for its high waist and its tabs is a must-have of the wardrobe. Combining elegance and comfort, these pants can be worn for a chic or casual look. You will find below our selection of pants, for an elegant or more casual outfit, it is ideal in any situation.

THE AMI PARIS SLIM FIT CHINO

The first of this selection is the Slim Fit Chino from Ami Paris. On a slim fit, the Ami Paris Chino is made in Portugal from an ultra soft cotton gabardine, which offers great strength and durability. It also features two slit pockets in the front and two buttoned welt pockets in the back.

THE BEAMS PLUS 2 PLEATS

Let’s talk about the 2 Pleats from Beams Plus. Skillfully blending the workwear and dressy worlds, it’s an iconic timeless. Made in Japan from a heavy cotton twill, there are two front pockets with a button-flap ticket pocket, an oxford waistband interior, and two back welt pockets. It has two pleats for extra comfort on the thighs. The lower leg is slightly tapered, without altering the overall volume, and the length is deliberately “cropped”. The pants end with a sewn hem containing an excess of fabric that will allow you to lengthen the pants as you wish. As for the overall shape, a pronounced oval, it brings an oversize effect without overtaking the pants. At Graduate we work this pant through different declinations of materials and colors such as canvas, velvet, and denim.

OUTDOOR

Today, outdoor clothing is undeniably more present in our urban landscape. They first appeared in the 1970s and have grown along with the growth of outdoor activities, which are becoming more and more common. Today, they impose themselves in our big cities as pieces offering a technical look appreciated by the general public! The outdoor pants seduce today a wider population, its comfort, durability and practicality make its great qualities.

THE GOLDWIN ONE TUCK STRETCH PANTS

The first of our selection is the Goldwin One Truck streach pants. A modern tapered fit that is both comfortable and casual, while maintaining a more fitted style. Its 100% polyester fabric is four-way stretch and offers the pants a great resistance. In addition, the water-repellent treatment provides effective protection against rain. Its smart design offer us back pockets are not sewn on top of the fabric, but cleverly worked into the seam line at the hips with a lateral axis. In addition, the right pocket has a zip for your keys or other small important objects, as well as an adjustable belt, for optimal comfort.

THE MANASTASH CARGO FLEX CLIMBER

Let’s move on to the second pant in this outdoor selection, the Cargo Flex climber from Manastash. Designed for active use, the climbing pants offer a straight and relaxed fit, with a long fork for easy movement. The Flex climber is created with a 300 g/m² stretch cotton twill weave, which offers great strength and durability. Practical and comfortable thanks to its adjustable waistband and six pockets, these pants are ideal for your outdoor activities.

CARGO PANTS

Originally, cargo pants were worn for their purely functional and practical aspect. Created in 1938 to equip soldiers of the British army, cargo pants offered a large storage capacity thanks to their patch pockets on the thighs. The cargo was adopted by the street over the years and it is in the 90s that it officially enters the contemporary wardrobe through the fashion show of Ralph Lauren who will offer a version in a silk fabric.

THE GOLDWIN CORDURA STRETCH CARGO PANTS

As you can imagine, the cargo is adopted by everyone and each brand offers a different version of these pants. As a first example, we will find the Goldwin cordura stretch cargo pant, this one resumes the aesthetics of the first cargo British with the two pockets placed more in the front rather than on the side. Its manufacture in a fabric mixing nylon and elastane a better resistance to rain compared to its counterparts in twill for example. Last detail that is important, its cut, initially designed for outdoor use, its straight leg allows it to be pleasant and flexible when worn.

THE UNIVERSAL WORKS LOOSE CARGO PANTS

Another interpretation of cargo at Universal Works with their Loose Cargo Pant. Unlike the Godwin’s version, the first thing that jumps out at us is its much looser and relaxed cut bringing more volume on the leg and thigh. Made in a cotton fabric, it also incorporates a tightening system with metal buckles at the waist and ankles with an elastic system.

MILITARY PANTS

There is a tendency to associate the military wardrobe with cargo pants, but this particular style is full of iconic pieces. To start on the same basis, it is important to take into account several characteristics to understand the essence of military clothing: It must be practical, as it directly affects the physical and moral fitness of a soldier. It must be resistant, in the same way as a work garment, the military garment will be subjected to many constraints such as climate, friction, water, etc. Sobriety, have you ever seen a fluorescent pink fatigue Pant? No, because originally, its clothing must be neutral to avoid attracting attention.

THE ORSLOW US ARMY FATIGUE PANTS

When we talk about military clothing, we often find an American expression “OG-107” (Og: Olive Green and 107 for the color code). This term originally referred to the uniform worn by soldiers during the Cold War, it was composed of a shirt and a piece known and recognized worldwide, the fatigue Pant. Over the years the fatigue Pant has become a must in Japan and the Japanese firm Orslow pays tribute to it with their Us army fatigue pants Green. Without breaking the rule, we find ourselves with a straight cut pants made in Japan in a cotton canvas. We also find the two patch pockets in the front, typical characteristic of the fatigue Pant.

THE UNIVERSAL WORKS MILITARY CHINO

Among the other pants of the military wardrobe, the chino occupies a privileged place. It was created by the British in Pakistan during the colonial period to help troops better camouflage in their environment. A little fun fact, at the time the Chino was called a Khaki, although today this term is related to the color. In our case, the English label Universal Works offers us an excellent version of this garment full of history with their Military Chino. Made in Portugal in a cotton twill, the Military Chino from Universal Works features a slim fit and two buttoned back pockets. Today, the Chino is arguably the most worn type of pants right after denim.

THE DENIM

Classic among the classics, radiating throughout the twentieth century, loaded with history, spirit of protest and revolt, denim. Born in the American West, this timeless fashion item burst into the public eye in the 50’s. From rock’n’roll to Brando through James Dean, it is like the white T-shirt representative of a mentality and a way of life.

THE ORSLOW 107 IVY FIT

Today, each one goes there of its interpretation and, the technique going, of its specificities. Thus, the Japanese label Orslow works the 107 in the purest respect of traditions. Based on Levi’s 501 from the 50s, the 107 has all the characteristics of a real good denim. Made in Japan, selvedge, 5 pockets, copper rivet, leather jacron… Presented in its one wash and 2 year wash version, the 107 jeans are the assurance to wear a denim like those of the fifties. A real time machine.

THE EDWIN SLIM TAPERED KAIHARA

Another interpretation, always Japanese, with the Edwin label. International reference for affordable denim made in Japan, the label founded 80 years ago offers a vast wardrobe and a complete denim. The slim tapered kaihara stretch blue mid dark used does not depart from the quality standards of the Japanese firm. On a 13 ounce fabric from the workshops of Kaihara in Hiroshima prefecture, tapered cut, “used” finish, it is an essential basic.

LAZY PANTS

Typology of pants which knows a growing rise since a few years, the lazy pant, with its cousin the sweatpant and the gympant, can be registered in the homewear movement. Casual pants, that we put at home, or for the Sunday walk. The watchword is comfort above all.

THE BATTENWEAR ACTIVE LAZY PANTS

The American label Battenwear illustrates perfectly on this field with their active lazy pants. Available in two versions, one on a 10 oz canva fabric and the other in velvet, they feature a wide cut, an elastic waist, a drawstring waist, two side pockets and two back patch pockets. New York made, and as the name suggests you can decide to be either lazy with these pants or active. But not too much anyway!

THE YMC ALVA SKATE TROUSERS

The English label YMC (You Must Create), led by Fraser Moss and Jimmy Colins, opts for a more streetwear vision of casual pants. The Alva Skate, named after the skateboarder Tony Alva is indeed ideal for board sports. However, its low crotch, its carrot cut and its elastic waist make it an ideal companion for relaxing days. Note that depending on the season the materials used are not the same. The corduroy or light denim 100% cotton can give way to linen blends for the summer season.