Your Ultimate Guide To Black Trousers

Black Trousers | The Undone

Finding the perfect pair of black trousers is a tricky–but not impossible–task. Like most wardrobe essentials, a pair of classic black trousers can make almost any outfit look and feel effortless. 

However, before you add to cart it’s important to consider the following:

  1. Where do you plan on wearing them?
  2. What silhouette do you feel the most confident in?
  3. What fabrication is the most appropriate for the environment you will be wearing them in?
  4. Do you plan on wearing these for work or play, seasonally or year round?
  5. Are you looking to fill a wardrobe gap or are you introducing an entirely new style to your rotation? 

When you consider all these factors you start to get a clearer idea of the needs of your wardrobe and your personal style. Buy less, choose well.

To get you started, here are some of our favourite tried-and-tested black trousers.

The Tailored Cotton Trouser

The perfect year round black trouser. Its versatility makes it an ideal choice for casual everyday wear while the pleat detail lends itself to workwear. Play with proportion up top when styling for multiple outfit combinations.

Try: The Summer Chino by Matteau. A must-have 90s inspired trouser, designed as a relaxed fit from a mercerised twill, these black pants are a single pleat style and feature a high-rise, wide straight leg.


Summer Chino Black | Matteau | The Undone


The Tailored Wool Trouser

A pant for the cooler seasons. A great option for work, wool trousers look great styled with a long sleeve tee, wool coat and classic leather belt for a decidedly modern, luxurious look. But don’t worry, they’re just as easy to dress down. Pair them with your favourite white t-shirt and sneaker for a weekend-ready look.

Try: The Abel Trouser by Harris Tapper is a low-rise trouser designed to elevate your everyday wardrobe. Inspired by masculine tailoring, these trousers are crafted from a heavy twill suiting that elongates the legs and curves to contour at the ankle. The sharp, tailored side seam pleats work to achieve a balanced, low-slung look.

Abel Trouser | Harris Tapper | The Undone


The Silk or Satin Trouser

A silk trouser is the ultimate going out piece. However, you can also get plenty of wear in at work - it’s all about the styling. For evenings out, pair back with a fitted top that features cut-outs or an off-the-shoulder detail. For day, pair with a classic white button up shirt.

Try: The Silk Bias Cut Trouser by Christopher Esber is a core style crafted in a luxe 100% silk material. The pant features an elasticised waist which emphasises the boxy/bias cut of the leg. They are low-rise, with two angled hip pockets.


The Relaxed Satin Pant by Matteau is a pair of elevated yet versatile pants perfect for any occasion. Made from 100% FSC viscose, these pants boast a luxurious softness and lightness against the skin. Designed with a thin elasticated waistband that offers both comfort and flexibility. They feature a fluid silhouette with a straight hem that exudes elegance and sophistication. Ideal for any day of the week, these pants combine comfort and style to create a must-have wardrobe staple.

Relaxed Satin Pant | Matteau | The Undone


The Elastic Waist Trouser

If you’re after a pant that can do it all then you may have just found it. A straight leg trouser is a classic wardrobe essential, and for good reason; it pretty much goes with everything! While it has a luxurious hand feel it can easily be dressed up and down and styled year-round. Our favourite way to wear them in winter is with an oversized knit, and for summer a matching basic black tank.

Try: The Irving Trouser by Harris Tapper is an elevated wardrobe essential that is designed for every-day ease of wear. The must have staple trouser features a fine elasticated waist-band and a flattering straight leg bias cut.


Irving Trouser | Harris Tapper | The Undone



It’s no secret that we’re big fans of a great pair of jeans, and black denim is an absolute list topper when it comes to our capsule wardrobe essentials. They’re one of the few pieces that seem to work for pretty much any occasion, dressed up or down, and worn all year round.

Try: The London High Rise Straight Leg Jean in Jet Black by SLVRLAKE and the Grace High Rise Wide Leg Jean in Jet Black by SLVRLAKE.

London High Rise Straight Leg Jean | SLVRLAKE | The Undone
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