Turn-ups and cropped trousers have become a perennial trend in menswear, being worn all year round – whatever the weather.
- Barbour Beaufort waxed jacket (also try eBay here)
- Farah green crew neck sweatshirt
- Farah denim Oxford shirt
- River Island camel checked trousers with turn ups
- Ted Baker suede derby shoes (or available here)
- Happy Plugs rose gold headphones
I have friends that will wear cropped trousers and trainers even when it’s slashing rain and five degrees below freezing. Let’s get serious, that just isn’t practical.
But with the weather getting warmer [he says while wearing a pair of thick woollen socks, with the heating on full blast], it’s time to embrace the crop.
What’s particularly exciting about this trend is that there’s an array of styles available this season – in both formal and casual fabrics, with wider and slimmer legs.
In this post, I’ve showed you how I’ve styled this checked pair from River Island; and I’ve also scoured the internet for some of the best styles out there.
About my look
I picked up my Barbour Beaufort jacket when I first moved to London in 2009. I found it on eBay for £40 (yes, really!) and it’s lasted really well. I bought myself a tub of wax for a DIY re-waxing day, but I just haven’t got round to it yet.
Although very much a country living brand, Barbour jackets are a solid investment and can be worn all year round.
To keep my ‘country boy does city‘ vibe, I’ve gone with these checked cropped trousers from River Island. Although they have turn-ups, they’re fixed in place, so you won’t have to worry about them slipping down.
I’ve added some spring colour to the outfit by layering a green crew neck sweatshirt from Farah over a light blue denim shirt.
How to wear cropped trousers
There’s no right or wrong way to wear cropped trousers, but…
If you’re dressing on the smart side, keep your crops tailored and fitted. There are loads of two piece suits with cropped trousers, so keep an eye out for them.
For a more urban feel, go lose and consider a drop crotch. Oversized sweaters and longline t-shirts will be the perfect combo to complete this look.
Shop men’s cropped trousers