Your Ultimate Guide To Black Trousers

Your Ultimate Guide To Black Trousers

And what to consider when investing in a new pair.

Your Ultimate Guide To Black Trousers

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 Lightweight 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 Lili Pant by Marle. A timeless black trouser in a lightweight tencel and linen blend. With a removable d-ring belt, these trousers are super versatile!

Lily Pants


The Tailored Trouser

A great option for work, tailored 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 or the Goddard Pant by A.Emery.

Harris Tapper Abel Trouser


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 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 Wide Leg Jean by Marle

Marle Wide Leg Jean


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 Myrna Bias Pant by A.Emery 

Myrna Bias Pant by A.Emery
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