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If looking well-rested and healthy feels elusive in a world that seemingly never stops, it’s time to bolster your grooming routine with premium skincare. It’s not just about paying more for a pot with a gold lid – though that can come with the territory – it’s about cutting-edge technology and clinical results that bring more bang for your buck.

You should definitely be looking for high-quality actives backed by in-depth research. Whether that’s brightening Vitamin C, age-defying retinol, wrinkle-plumping peptides, cushioning hyaluronic acid or regenerative AHAs – your skin will thank you for the extra TLC.

Looking in the mirror and seeing that everything’s falling apart? Rebuild yourself with the most splurge-worthy luxury skincare brands.

Patricks

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When electrician-turned-entrepreneur Patrick Kidd opened up a barbershop in Sydney, he couldn’t find hair products that matched his exacting standards, so he did what all super-successful people do: he created his own.

The move into skincare came from a chance encounter in the sauna of the Four Seasons in Chicago (proving it pays to strike up a conversation with your sweaty, loin-clothed neighbour, even if it might seem a little awkward at first). This person happened to be a neurosurgeon with experience in biotech and pharmaceuticals and a keen interest in anti-ageing science.

The partnership bore fruit with a tight edit of high-performance skincare essentials, including a cell regenerating cleanser, anti-ageing night serum, anti-fatigue moisturiser and a face scrub that contains real crushed diamonds.

We’re Buying: SL1 Superleggera Moisturizer

Superleggera is a word synonymous with luxury (whether that’s in reference to fast cars or fancy watches) and this daily hydrator from Patrick’s has a similar, indulgent feel – from the swanky silver packaging down to the super-light texture of the cream-gel inside.

Packed with a skin refining blend of vitamins, anti-oxidants and a multi-peptide complex with taurine, it replenishes the skin for a healthier, more energised appearance.

Buy now at Patricks

Sisley Paris

French experts Sisley Paris produce some of the finest skincare out there. The cult Black Rose Face Mask is known to turnaround the most hungover, tired or defeated chops. The luxurious Sisleÿa anti-ageing cream is a quick way to part with £400, while Sisleyouth Anti-Pollution is an excellent hydrator that also protects against blue light damage (aka the doom scrolling we all know is bad for us).

For years, disgruntled women had to put up with their partner dipping into their precious stash, but nobody who appreciates the worth of this stuff likes to share. So, Sisley created Sisleÿum – created explicitly for male skin.

We’re Buying: Sisleÿum For Men Anti-Age Global Revitalizer

Are you the type of person who only likes the best? This super-luxe, top-of-the-range hydrator is the caviar of men’s facial care. Sisleÿum (a spin on Sisley Homme) comes in two versions: a fresh gel and a rich cream texture to suit your skin type/preference.

It works as a multi-pronged tool against the damaging effects of stress, pollution, razor burn and cold weather, using a nourishing complex of active botanicals: white horehound, wild pansy, shea butter and white willow, with anti-oxidant malachite and alkekengi calyx.

We use the cream in winter and switch to gel for the summer when the sweat and heat reach a maximum.

Buy now at John Lewis

Medik8

Founded by scientists and brothers Elliot and Daniel Isaacs, Medik8 is a B Corp certified, British dermatological skincare brand offering homegrown products that deliver clinical results for quite reasonable prices.

Medik8’s core principle for every skin type and gender is ‘CSA’. This essential routine of Vitamin C plus sunscreen by day and Vitamin A (retinol) at night. Within the range, this prescription looks like the Daily Radiance Vitamin C Cream in the am, Surface Radiance Cleanse morning and night, and Night Ritual Vitamin A for the pm.

Need to build a solid skincare regime? Start here.

We’re Buying: Liquid Peptides

For the more mature/drier-skinned gentleman, we rate the wrinkle-busting powerhouse of Liquid Peptides. Peptides are short-chain amino acids and the building blocks of proteins, like collagen and elastin, which provide the scaffolding support for fullness and elasticity in our skin.

A bestseller, Liquid Peptides is a clear liquid containing 30% multi-peptide complex and hyaluronic acid with a targeted drone delivery system to specifically support collagen cells. It tackles dryness, dullness and dehydration in one hit.

You only need a few drops to cover the whole face and neck, or just concentrate on your deepest furrows, wrinkles and laughter lines around the eyes. It goes on without any stickiness or tackiness and sinks in without trace, erasing fine lines and sallow cheeks in a blink.

Buy now at Amazon

Paula’s Choice

After Paula Begoun was fired from her job at a department store beauty counter (for telling customers the truth about the products’ limitations), she founded Paula’s Choice in 1995 as one of the first online-only skincare brands.

The US brand recently found a new generation of fans (including us) for its high-tech formulas, wallet-friendly ranges and transparent, no-nonsense approach.

We’re Buying: Skin Perfecting AHA Liquid Exfoliant

Use this toning liquid after cleansing and gradually increase the frequency until you use it every other day. What does it solve? A gentle AHA exfoliant, it will clarify the skin and texture, remove grime and pollution from urban living, even out discolouration and sun damage, and restore a compromised skin barrier.

The result? Less fine lines, redness, more even texture, and brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin overall.

Buy now at Amazon

The Grey

From personal experience as a globetrotting menswear and lifestyle buyer, when Gregor Jaspers couldn’t find a compact and effective men’s skincare system that was easy to lug around on his travels, he decided to make one: The Grey.

Simple, stylish and made in European laboratories, The Grey uses super concentrations of active ingredients in formulas that are easily absorbed and won’t sit on your stubble or clog your facial hair.

The range also extends to daily supplements, a tea collection and an extremely covetable wash bag/dopp kit with a detachable pill case.

We’re Buying: Recovery Face Serum

Self-described as a ‘nourishing vitamin boost for the skin’, this concentrated serum has a calming herbal scent and feels refreshing when applied to the face. This will feel even better as the weather warms up.

It contains core actives like hexapeptide 8, red seaweed, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and panthenol (pro-vitamin B5).

It disappears on contact, leaving the skin feeling supple and comfortable with just one or two pumps.

Buy now at The Grooming Clinic

Augustinus Bader

Founded by Professor Augustinus Bader, a globally recognised biomedical scientist, Augustinus Bader combines sophisticated skincare science and high-quality ingredients to create products that promote skin health and stimulate cell regeneration.

The patented Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8) is at the heart of its anti-ageing formula. It is a super-proprietary blend of amino acids, vitamins and synthesised molecules designed to support the skin’s natural renewal process.

Having also created products for Victoria Beckham Beauty and Timothée Chalamet’s red carpet outfitter of choice, Haider Ackermann, this brand counts David Beckham and other haute skincare addicts as fans.

We’re Buying: The Cream

The Rich Cream is the wait-list-worthy moisturiser that started it all, and there’s a lighter version, too. Deeply hydrating and conditioning, it maintains skin that looks brighter, healthier and feels protected while minimising pores, pigmentation and fine lines.

The pump also boasts an innovative airless design to preserve the product without additives, stop your grimy fingers from contaminating the contents, and economically use up every last drop.

Buy now at Harrods

Humanrace

Pharrell Williams certainly looks good for his 50+ years on the planet, so we’re obviously keen to find the Dorian Gray secret behind his eternal youth. He’s honed his talent as a fashion designer for years, yet Humanrace is his first foray into grooming, self-care and well-being.

Working with dermatologist Dr Elena Jones on formulations housed in clean, functional and cool packaging in vivid green, Humanrace uses predominantly natural ingredients and actives that are cruelty-free, clinically tested and Environmental Working Group-certified toxin-free.

We’re Buying: Humanrace Three Minute Facial Routine Pack

Make like Pharrell and get that baby face locked in with the three-minute facial consisting of Rice Powder Cleanser, Lotus Enzyme Exfoliator and Humidifying Cream. The core Humanrace routine takes just 120 seconds out of your day, morning and night, to improve the condition of your skin.

Using fruit AHAs, snow mushrooms and geranium, the cleanser preps the skin for the exfoliator, which uses gentle glycolic acid and fruit AHAs.

Now, the skin is primed for the moisturiser, which is laced with plant-based squalane, hyaluronic acid and tiger leaf extract. It feels rich but still light on the skin.

Buy the bundle and save yourself some cash.

Buy now at SSENSE

Dr. Barbara Sturm

One of Hollywood’s favourite aesthetics doctors, Dr. Barbara Sturm, has stores and spas across the globe that carry her pioneering anti-inflammatory skincare. Trained in orthopaedics, Sturm transitioned to aesthetics, bringing her expertise in science and medicine to skincare.

The Molecular Cosmetics range is celebrated worldwide for its scientifically advanced formulations and minimalist approach, most notably for the ‘Kobe Procedure,’ which uses the patient’s own plasma to create a protein-rich serum to aid tissue repair and rejuvenation.

We’re Buying: Sun Drops SPF 50

Don’t let the perma-grey skies fool you, UV rays are a primary cause of ageing and penetrate the cloud cover year round. Protect yourself by applying Sun Drops directly to your skin or mixing them with your regular moisturiser.

This combo of lightweight sun protection with hyaluronic acid is gentle and hydrating for even sensitive skin types, leaves no white caste on the skin, and cuts down sun-related irritation/sensitivity.

Buy now at MR PORTER

La Mer

At the pricier end of the skincare spectrum, La Mer was founded after Dr Max Huber’s personal discovery when he was treating his own burns after an accident. He was struck by the healing power of fermented nutrient-rich sea kelp and marine ingredients, and thus he created the formula behind the Miracle Broth.

The cult moisturising cream, Crème de la Mer, put the brand on the map, and Miracle Broth remains the signature ingredient responsible for its superlative hydrating and restorative properties.

We’re Buying: The Moisturizing Fresh Cream

Are you looking for the right moisturiser for oily skin types? Call off the search with this fresh gel-textured version of the original star product. This formula balances sebum and banishes excess oil, thus reducing breakouts while providing essential hydration.

It’s also suitable in the summer for normal/dry skin types who need a lighter alternative for the sweatier climate.

Buy now at Harrods

Murad

Dr Howard Murad founded this pioneering skincare brand, which is renowned for its innovative approach to achieving healthy skin from the inside out. and uses a holistic philosophy integrated with science-backed ingredients.

Whatever your skin type or concern, there’s a solution that embraces combatting environmental stressors and anti-ageing technology formulated to deliver visible results while promoting overall wellness.

Have enlarged pores? Check out the Clarifying range. Are you troubled by eczema? Dedicated Exasoothe products use colloidal oats to improve symptoms.

We’re Buying: Resurgence Retinal ReSculpt Eye Lift Treatment

The skin around the eyes is the first to show signs of wear and tear. This next-generation cream, formulated to suit all skin types, tackles sagging lids and restores elasticity, lifting the delicate skin around the eyelids and socket.

Harnessing encapsulated retinal (which is corrective Vitamin A, whilst retinol is preventative), it has an impressive ability to soften deep-set lines and wrinkles.

Buy now at Selfridges

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Steam Room Etiquette: How A Man Should Behave

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The positive effects of a steam room – the rejuvenating effect on skin, muscles and joints while relieving stress – are well documented. However, a few people always manage to detract from an otherwise therapeutic experience.

We don’t want you to be ‘that guy’, so we’ve created 10 steam room etiquette guidelines every man should follow.

Don’t Come In Naked

We are not in Ancient Rome; steam rooms are now mainly unisex. Even if you are in a single-sex steam room, please don’t come in naked. There really is no need.

If you don’t want to wear trunks, then don’t. However, please have the decency to put a towel around your waist to protect your ‘modesty’. Furthermore, if you are only wearing a towel, don’t put your leg(s) up – needless to say, no one needs to see that.

Shower Before You Come In

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There’s nothing worse than someone stepping into the steam room straight from a two-hour cardio workout, still dripping with sweat.

Suddenly, people become rather weary about the source of steam in the room, not to mention the ‘scent’. Have a shower, please. It takes 30 seconds.

Use The Space

If the steam room is almost empty, don’t sit directly beside the only person there; it’s awkward.

Much like Thomas Fink’s (of The Man’s Book) method of selecting the optimal urinal, leave at least one space between you and the other person where possible. Trust us, it’ll make a more enjoyable steam room experience for everyone.

Keep It Closed

Unlike the normal rules of gentlemanly behaviour, do not hold the door open for the person behind you. They managed to get this far, we’re sure they’ll be OK opening it for themselves.

It’s frustrating waiting up to 30 minutes for the ‘optimal steaming temperature’ only to have someone come along and hold the door open for their partner who’s showering.

In Or Out

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If you’re unsure you want to come in, think about it outside, not with the door open (see previous point).

If you are looking for someone, come inside rather than trying to see through the impenetrable steam, or waiting for all the steam to filter out to ease your line of vision.

Shaving

Now, this is unbelievable; some actually think it’s fine to bring a razor into the steam room and have a shave. Where do these people think the hair goes?

It doesn’t matter how much hair you have, the hair still has to go somewhere. There’s no ‘hair length’ related rule for this one – it cannot happen. Ever.

Adults Only

If the sign says, ‘No kids under the age of 16,’ it means that. We should add that the age restriction also applies to mental age.

Watch Your Mouth

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While it’s polite to say “Hello” when entering and “Cheers” when leaving, conversation in the steam room should be kept to a minimum and not forced upon any unwilling recipient. If their eyes are closed, it’s probably a good sign they want to be left alone.

Gentleman, it is not a pub. Do not use it as a venue to discuss your lurid stories from the night before, how well your job is going, or divulge the inner workings of your ‘relationships’ – there’s a reason psychologists get paid.

Comments such as “It’s hot in here” are not required – we know it’s hot; that’s why we’re here.

Don’t Stare

It’s still rude, even if (you think) they can’t see you. No one wants to be gawped at, in or out of a steam room.

Hold It In

Finally, if you must break wind, please, please, please do it outside. Unfortunately, the steam doesn’t numb the sense of smell.

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The Best Men’s Shorts For 2024 Are Anything But Boring

The Best Mes Shorts for 2024 Are Anything But Boring

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“A don doesn’t wear shorts.”

Words uttered by fictional New York mob boss Carmine Lupertazzi Sr. to Tony Soprano during an exchange between the two in the fourth season premiere of The Sopranos. Essentially, the older man was admonishing Tony for having previously sported a pair of shorts in public. He felt it was immature. Unbecoming. He was wrong, however.

The thing is, we get where Carmine is coming from. Sometimes, shorts don’t meet the level of formality required for a particular setting or event. But we’re not talking about those instances. When it gets really hot out and you don’t have a member of the old mafia guard mumbling in your ear otherwise, shorts simply get the job done.

Only, some shorts do it better. With the rapid approach of summer, we’re here to tell you that cool shorts come in all types of configurations. Different inseam lengths. Different fabrics. The works.

So come along for the ride. We’re taking you on a tour of the best men’s shorts for summer 2024. With so many to choose from, it was hard to narrow them down. But consider the work done for you. Oh, and stick around to the end to see our top pick!

The Best Basic Shorts: 5” Stretch Chino Short by J.Crew

5” Stretch Chino Short by J.Crew

Sometimes you’ve gotta start simple. And that’s exactly where this pair comes in. J.Crew has been supplying fellas with enduring American classics for decades, and if there’s one thing you can rely on them for (besides Ivy-inspired bangers), it’s good closet staples.

Their 5-inch inseam Stretch Chino Shorts get a lot right. For one, they’re arguably the best length you can get. Many agree that a 5-inch inseam is ideal.

There’s something about a short that’s well, short. It lets you show off the goods! In this case, your legs. But there’s also a nice bit of stretch in the mix here, making these perform a heck of a lot better than stiffer counterparts.

With ten colors and a timeless look, these will run you about $50, but select colors go on sale frequently. Don’t miss out.

The Best Classic Shorts: 6-Inch Stretch Classic Fit Chino Short by Polo Ralph Lauren

6-Inch Stretch Classic Fit Chino Short by Polo Ralph Lauren

Looking for something a tad bit more “old money?” Pardon our use of the TikTok-ified term, but Ralph Lauren’s aesthetics often lean into something adjacent to a lifestyle filled with country clubs and true American class.

Their 6-inch Stretch Classic Fit Chino Shorts fit right in with all of that. With six colors and a flattering length, this pair will be sure to impress. Subtle features such as the tabbed-button rear pockets and the tastefully applied, iconic Polo logo all make them an absolute winner.

Our bet? Go with the Deckwash White color for a good mix of versatility and elegance. Oh, and they’re under $90, too.

The Best Textured Shorts: 5 1/2″ Corduroy Everywear Shorts by Madewell

5 1/2" Corduroy Everywear Shorts by Madewell

One of the best style hacks you can ever learn is that texture is seriously important.

Outfit feeling a bit dull? Nine times out of ten it’s because things are too flat. A great way to add more visual interest is by incorporating texture through fabric. In the case of these shorts by Madewell, that would be corduroy.

Though typically a fabric most associated with autumn, winter, and the mild days of spring, these work for summer just as well in short form. With a perfect 5 ½-inch inseam and a comfortable elastic waistband, these shorts are a great addition to any casual ensemble.

They come in some brilliant colors, too, such as Warm Coffee and Dusty Laurel. The best part? They’re less than $70.

The Best Sweat Shorts: Austin International Sweat Short by Saturdays New York City

Austin International Sweat Short by Saturdays New York City

If it’s maximum comfort you crave, look no further than the Austin International Sweat Shorts by Saturdays New York City. They come in a heathered gray as well as black, and they’ve got a solid 6-inch inseam to keep your legs free during the summer heat.

That doesn’t mean these are flimsy, though. They’re constructed from a heavyweight 14oz loopback terry that gives them a great bit of shaping – something you often don’t expect from a pair of sweat shorts. And yet, somehow, they get softer with each and every wash/wear. For less than $100, these are an excellent option you won’t regret.

The Best Military-Inspired Shorts: 5” Officer Short by Todd Snyder

5” Officer Short by Todd Snyder

Remember what we said about lending your outfits a bit of interest through texture? Well, another method is through shape and drape, both of which can be achieved through a couple of well-crafted pleats.

Pleated shorts have had somewhat of a comeback in the men’s fashion landscape, and we’re fully onboard. Todd Snyder’s 5” Officer Shorts are a great way to try out the look.

Inspired by old military shorts and crafted from 100% cotton, these shorts are tastefully short with a 5-inch inseam and feature double pleats, as well as a coin pocket. They’re a bit pricier at $148, but for Todd Snyder quality, they’re well worth the price of admission.

The Best Linen Shorts: 7.5 Pleated Linen Short by J.Crew

7.5 Pleated Linen Short by J.Crew

When it’s absolutely scorching out there, sometimes regular shorts simply won’t do. In that case, it’s time to go full throttle and break out the linen. J.Crew appeared already on this list, but they just have too many great options to offer, like their 7.5” Pleated Linen Short.

Despite their longer length, the extra shaping provided by the single pair of pleats makes these a timeless pair with a bit of extra dimension. Not to mention that flapped coin pocket, which makes for a nice additional touch. They’ll run you just under $90, but when it’s really toasty outside, you’ll be thankful you picked these up.

The Best Loose Denim Shorts: Men’s 5 Star Carpenter Short In Mid Indigo by Wrangler

Men’s 5 Star Carpenter Short In Mid Indigo by Wrangler

Yep, jorts are back. If you’ve paid any attention to fashion spaces online, you might have noticed an uptick in denim short wearers over the past couple of years. But thankfully, today’s denim shorts are a lot cooler than the ones you wore in middle school. And with the right styling? They can look downright killer.

Currently, like many other fashion-forward shorts, jorts tend to be among one of two camps. One is loose and long. The other is a more traditional length and slimmer. Both are valid. But if you’re intrigued by the looser silhouette, Wrangler’s 5 Stat Carpenter Shorts have both you and nearly your knees covered.

These shorts have a 10-inch inseam, which while not for the faint of heart, is certain to make a statement. They’ve got a great early-2000s energy about them, and the more rugged details like the carpenter pant pockets really seal the deal. Not wholly convinced? They’re only $20. You can’t beat that.

The Best Retro-Inspired Denim Shorts: 501 ‘93 Cut Off 7” Men’s Shorts by Levi’s

Guy Wearing Retro-Inspired Denim Shorts wiht untucked casula shirt

Now for the other camp. Levi’s is the undisputed king of jeans. So naturally, their denim shorts are a total vibe, too. Their 501 93” Cut Off 7” Shorts have a great retro flair, with distressing along the hem and several tasteful washes.

Not to worry, because they can still be styled with ease, and their laid-back nature keeps things looking and feeling highly casual.

They cost just under $70, but Levi’s denim is damn near always worth it.

The Best All-Use Shorts: Men’s Baggies Shorts 5” by Patagonia

Men’s Baggies Shorts with flip flops

Patagonia Baggies have reigned supreme for quite some time. They debuted these shorts in 1982 and never looked back. They didn’t have to. These shorts have naturally stood the test of time and work with just about anything.

While they do project a somewhat more athletic look at first glance, you’d be surprised at how versatile they can be. Paired them with a plain white tee. Then a cotton crew neck sweater. Try them with a rugby polo. They just work.

Not only that, but they’re intended for water use as well. In a pinch, they make for a solid pair of swim trunks. Get them wet, and don’t sweat. For only $65, there’s no reason these should be as versatile as they are.

Our Absolute Favorite Shorts: Herringbone Twill Larsen Short by Buck Mason

Herringbone Twill Larsen Short by Buck Mason

A middle-ground 6-inch inseam. Two perfectly pleasing pleats. Herringbone weave texture. These might be the perfect shorts! Buck Mason always releases excellent products, but these might be some of the very best shorts you can buy for summer 2024.

They’re made from a 9.4 oz washed cotton twill fabric, and have just the right amount of extra shape and volume due to the single pleated front. They sit higher on the waist due to classic high rise, better breaking up the proportions between your legs and your chest. With a flapped coin pocket and two neutral colors, these shorts work a wide variety of occasions and an even wider number of ensembles.

For $128, we don’t think there’s a more perfect pair of shorts out there.

The Wrap-Up

Maybe Carmine is right. Maybe a don shouldn’t wear shorts. But chances are, you’re not a don. You’re a regular guy looking to upscale his style. And regular guys wear shorts. Because shorts, when executed well, can look pretty damn great!

Hopefully, this carefully curated list of the best shorts a man can buy has been helpful. Keep an eye out for future recommendations, and keep cool this summer!

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The Best Men’s Linen Pants Keep You Looking Cool and Feeling Cooler

relaxed fit beige linen pants black t shirt black leather belt loafers

Things are getting toasty out there, fellas. It’s just about time to switch over to your summer wardrobe. On the absolute hottest of days, you may be inclined to reach for your favorite pair of shorts.

And hey, we’re not knocking that decision. But on days that you still want to feel a bit more dressed up without sacrificing comfort and breathability, consider picking up a pair of linen pants this season.

For the less initiated, linen is a fabric made from fibers derived from flax plants. Not only is it natural, but it is highly breathable, featuring a looser weave than knotty wools and twill cottons.

This makes linen an ideal material for summertime clothing, especially pants. Their relaxed nature and subtle texture can elevate just about any summer outfit, whether you’re running morning errands or grabbing dinner outdoors. And the best linen pants absolutely double down on the cool factor.

man wearing relaxed-fit beige linen pants with a black t-shirt, black leather belt, and black loafers

At Real Men Real Style, we want you to look your best and feel your best this summer. So without further ado, here are our top recommendations for the best men’s linen pants in 2024, covering a variety of budgets and micro-styles. Read on!

The Budget Pick: Linen Blend Relaxed Pants by Uniqlo

Linen Blend Relaxed Pants by Uniqlo

The Japan-based mega-retailer of clothing basics doesn’t miss. Their Linen Blend Relaxed Pants are an excellent choice, and snagging a pair won’t hurt your wallet too much, either. While not a fully linen composition, a linen-cotton blend ensures a bit less wrinkling than you’d typically expect from fully linen pants – and it keeps things breathable, too.

With a classic silhouette, these are incredibly easy to style as well. Not sure how? Here’s a hint. Try ‘em with just about anything. Appropriate for the office, country club, cruise ship deck, and anywhere in between, there’s a heck of a lot of versatility available to you here.

With five colors and extensive unisex sizing options, you can’t get much better than these for under the $50.00 mark.

The Laid-Back Pick: Linen Drawstring Pants by Madewell

Linen Drawstring Pants by Madewell

If the last option had a bit too much cotton in the mix for your taste, the Linen Drawstring Pants by Madewell might be more your thing. Made from 100%, you guessed it, linen, these casual bottoms offer a solid value for the money, and significantly more laid-back aesthetic.

Available in a unique sage green, don’t let their casual nature fool you – you can style these a ton of ways. Wear them with your favorite band tee. Wear them with loafers of Adidas Sambas. Try them out with a camp collar shirt.

You’ve got options, and the relaxed, generous fit provided by the drawstring waistband means you don’t need to bother worrying about a belt. For under $90.00, these are a damn near steal.

The Contemporary Pick: Classic-fit Linen Trouser by J.Crew

Classic-fit Linen Trouser by J.Crew

If J.Crew didn’t make this list, then something would be seriously wrong. As the parent brand to Madewell, J.Crew is known to offer serious style with a preppy twist – and their linen offerings are no exception to this rule. Their Classic-Fit Linen Trousers are 100% linen and come in four flexible colors.

Not only that, but their timeless fit makes these work exceptionally well for almost any occasion. Dressed up or down, they’ll make an impact. And for a price tag of $118.00, they feature some great extra features like button-flapped rear pockets. We can’t recommend these enough for all your summer sartorial needs.

The Detail-Centric Pick: Standard Pleated Pant in Flax Linen by Alex Mill

Standard Pleated Pant in Flax Linen by Alex Mill

Launched in 2012, Alex Mill has made a profound impact on the men’s fashion landscape in only a relatively brief period of time. Well-regarded for their solid fabrics and budget-friendly casual tailoring options, they should definitely be on your radar – and so should their Standard Pleated Pants in Linen.

There’s hardly a better way to add easy visual depth to an outfit than a couple of pleats, and these pants understand that to great effect. With a slightly cropped hem and higher rise, the fit on these is exceptionally well-crafted.

There’s extras to go around too, most notably a tastefully-flapped coin pocket and cuffed legs. Available for $175.00, these offer a pretty good value if you’re ready for the next step above traditional budget options.

Oh, and did we mention they’re 100% linen, too?

The Clean Pick: Linen Hopsack Carry-On Pant by Buck Mason

Linen Hopsack Carry-On Pant by Buck Mason

The go-to brand for American classics and workwear-inspired pieces at a reasonable price-per-quality, Buck Mason is particularly good at turning great fabrics into even better clothes. Look no further than their Linen Hopsack Carry-On Pants for proof.

Inspired by the look of vintage military chinos, these pants have a particular airy weave that keeps things extra breathable. With a classic fit, natural color, and details like a coin pocket, these pants are competitively priced at $178.00 and can be paired with Buck Mason’s matching Linen-Hopsack Carry-On Jacket for a casual suit that may as well be the official uniform of taking it easy – in style.

The Five-Pocket Pick: Relaxed Fit 5-Pocket Cotton Linen Pant by Todd Snyder

Relaxed Fit 5-Pocket Cotton Linen Pant by Todd Snyder

Looking for a pair of linen pants that definitely air on the casual side of casual? Five-pocket pants are much like jeans – but aren’t necessarily made from denim. In the case of this offering from Todd Snyder, they can come in linen, too!

Todd Snyder is much beloved for their updated takes on classic style centerpieces, and these pants prove they’re still on the money. Available in three colors, you can forget resorting to jeans anytime you want a five-pocket configuration.

With a 73% cotton and 27% linen composition, you can expect these to be sturdier than other more linen-forward pants. But don’t be misled – they’ll still keep you feeling cool and looking fresh.

The Customizable Pick: Classic Wide-leg Trouser by Scott Fraser Collection

Classic Wide-leg Trouser by Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser Collection has become renowned for their exceptional fits, fabrics, and plethora of options available. The England-based brand offers some brilliant tailoring, and their Classic Wide Leg Trousers exemplify the quality you can expect.

Technically, these pants are offered in dozens of options, including cottons and wools. But they’re also available in multiple linen fabrics, ranging in color and weave. There’s guaranteed to be an option that calls out to you.

But that’s not where the customization stops. You can choose to add/remove belt loops, side tabs, cuffed legs, and more, and can expect a highly-flattering traditional fit that is full through the leg and the seat, thanks to a couple of generous pleats. All of this – available to you for around $310.00 USD (converted from GBP).

The Enthusiast Pick: Tobacco Cotton Linen Games Trousers by Drake’s

Tobacco Cotton Linen Games Trousers by Drake’s

If you’re a menswear-head like us, you’re surely familiar with Drake’s. If not, then let it be told – they’ve got some serious game. While certainly pricey, the quality and pure style found in the garments of this British-based menswear powerhouse are nearly unparalleled.

Drake’s understands pants. Like, really well. Their Cotto Linen Games Trousers? Truly exceptional. A high-quality blend of linen and cotton means that these pants will hold their shape better and be less prone to excessive wrinkling, but still maintain a breathable composition suitable for summer weather.

While easily styled up, the construction is relatively relaxed and works just as well casually, with a pinched waist and fuller fit in the leg. Adorned with a pair of single forward-facing pleats, they come in a variety of colors. You can’t go wrong with any of them, but we’re especially fond of the Tobacco color – they’re incredibly versatile.

Like we said, these ones aren’t exactly cheap, coming in at $500.00, but you’ll struggle to find a pair this good anywhere else. Menswear enthusiasts love Drake’s for a lot of reasons. These pants are one of them.

The Wrap-Up

At Real Men Real Style, we want you to look your best and feel confident. Which is why we want to let you know about the best products and best practices. If you haven’t previously given linen pants a shot, let this be your sign to upgrade your style game this summer.

Like we said, shorts can be cool. But linen pants indicate a level of understanding when it comes to the intersection of fabrics and functionality. They tell the world that you don’t have to resort to shorts the moment it gets a bit warm outside. You’re prepared. You’ve got the perfect pair of pants for the job. Any of the above will most certainly help you keep your cool.

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Title: The Best Men’s Linen Pants Keep You Looking Cool and Feeling Cooler
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Published Date: Thu, 16 May 2024 16:08:41 +0000

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