From softly heathered to deep slate, we’re digging the color gray in any shade. It’s a cornerstone color you need for a well-rounded wardrobe. In our opinion, this go-to hue is extremely underrated and we figured it was high time to give it some proper credit. So, sit back, relax and we’ll share with you the gray pants for men you need now, plus we’ll throw some fresh styling tips at you for good measure.
If you ask us, gray is the new black. Here’s why.
It’s such an iconic color. Light heathered grey sweatpants are exactly what we think of when we imagine a classic gym look. Layer up pre and post-workout with a soft and stretchy pair of gray sweatpants. Typically styled from fleece, this easygoing style matches every color in your workout wardrobe (including your neon orange kicks). Snap up a pair with a handy zipper pocket to store your phone, wallet or keys.
It always looks good, even if you get it a little dirty. Command attention in a cool pair of gray cargo pants. Originally styled for military personnel, designers have taken a more elevated approach recently. Though many styles are still made for mucking around, modern cargos can also be found in polished fabrics and tapered silhouettes. We’d style these with everything from a camo tee to a polished button-up, depending on the occasion.
It’s the perfect hue for a polished suit. Every guy’s closet needs a squad of sophisticated dress pants, so why not introduce our fave new neutral? Gray slim-fit pants with a flat front are the look you need to stay on-trend. Opt for a more professorial approach with a plaid charcoal pair and wingtips. C’mon, you know you’ve always wanted to wear a blazer or cardigan with elbow patches.
It’s super-duper versatile. Think of gray chino pants, they’re the definition of business casual. Link them up with all your button-ups (because gray goes with everything), or take the look to a ballgame by pairing it with a polo shirt and trainers. And you didn’t think we were going to skip denim, did you? Stock your closet with skinny and straight fit jeans in this style-with-everything shade. We love a whiskered and frayed pair with a graphic tee and sneaks or you can polish the look with black accents like a solid button-up, leather belt and boots.
Don’t sleep on this must-have neutral. Shop stylish men’s pants, available at Macy’s.