Best Trouser Styles: Different Types Of Pants Every Man Should Own

Are you looking to elevate your style with new types of trousers? So, how many different kinds of pants do you really need? 

There is no right answer, as it ultimately comes down to personal preference and, most importantly, striking a balance- which leads us to our next point- versatility. To have a versatile pants collection, you need to own a range of pants for different occasions.

But with the wide variety of pant options, it can be overwhelming to figure out which types of pants you should own. In this article, we break down the essential types of men's pants and other useful pointers to help you find the perfect balance of versatility and style.

Different Types of Pants for Men

The different types of men's pants are known or named by their fabric, functionality, style, colour, and elasticity, among others.

Over the years, men's fashion has progressed and given rise to new and diverse styles of pants. Thus, this has led to a wide range of options for men, from streetwear to activewear, lounging wear, and office wear. 

If you are keen on looking sharp, you need to own at least a pair of jeans, joggers, dress slacks, chinos, and so forth. All these types of pants will ensure that you meet your quota in terms of variety.

Here are the various types of trousers you will need to add much-needed depth to your style.


Chinos are not necessarily a new type of pants, but they have remained popular for their versatility. Chinos are easily the best pick as they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

If you are going for a smart-casual look, pair your chinos with a dress shirt. Alternatively, for a more casual look, you may wear them with a short-sleeved t-shirt and a patterned casual long-sleeved shirt to spice up your look.

When it comes to chinos, you can find quality custom-made chinos in India from Korra, while you can source premium, readily available chinos from Cityof_. Our brands offer the best chinos for men- all produced from cotton. Cotton chinos for men are lightweight but vary in elasticity and shade.

Chinos are perfect for anyone and everyone, but moreso, the guys who love that dressed-up but still laid-back aesthetic. 


Get the look


On The Go Urban Blue Chinos

Monti Dark Splatter Dobby Shirt 


Purple Haze / Stretch Twill Chinos

Luxe Staple White T-Shirt


Jeans are a favourite go-to for many men due to their ease of styling and the fact that you can wear them to almost any occasion. 

Men's jean designs are constantly evolving, with various styles and names emerging based on factors such as fabric, country of origin, cut, rise, colour, and elasticity. Consequentially, this has led to a wide range of denim options for men.

Here are some stylish custom-made jeans online options for you- Men's Custom-made Jeans.

Some premium denim options that will add a touch of sophistication to your wardrobe alongside guaranteeing you comfort and durability include:

Selvedge denim: Fossil Grey Soft Rigid Selvedge Jeans

Italian denim: Indigo Blaze Light Weight Selvedge Jeans

Corduroy jeans: Majestic Maroon Soft Corduroy Jeans

Coloured jeans: Mad Red Soft Light Jeans

Bootcut jeans: Slubby Indigo Organic Cotton Jeans

Japanese denim: Light Oak Soft Cotton Jeans

Stretch denim: Coal Grey Soft Stretch Jeans

Get the look

Dream Blue Soft Stretch Jeans

Luxe Classic Pocket T-shirt

Mistletoe Checked Shirt

Want to know more about the various types of men's jeans? Check out our comprehensive article, Men's Jeans: Different Types of Jeans and Fit Types. It covers everything from selvedge denim to Japanese denim and more.

Knit pants

These are a perfect fit if you prioritise comfort and maintaining a formal style. These new pant types are both breathable and stretchable, making them a great option for those who want to stay comfortable while still looking dressed up. 

They are a great alternative to dress slacks or chinos, as you can easily dress them up or down to suit any occasion. 

Get the look

Dynamic 4 Way Stretch Knit Pants

Luxe Staple Black T-Shirt


Want an effortlessly stylish yet relaxed look while lounging or working from home? A pair of joggers will do the trick. These comfortable pants come in various fabrics, including terry cloth, denim, cotton, and more.

Get the look

Distressed Panelled Grey Joggers

Luxe Classic Long Sleeve T-shirt

Distressed Panelled Rust Sweatshirt

Dress pants

They are also known as slacks and fall under conventional office attire. Dress pants are a must-have for your semi-formal or formal special occasions. They are generally available in neutral colours, as is most formal attire.

They are the perfect go-to if you want to dress formally without necessarily wearing a suit. A relaxed or slim fit best suits this type of formal pant style.

Dress pants look great with dress shirts. In relation to that, imagine how you would nail that business casual look if you pair your favourite slacks with our:

Thomas Mason Spring Grid Checked Shirt

Or the:

2-Ply Peach Oxford Shirt

At Bombay Shirt Company, you can find many customisable premium shirt options to pair with any men's pants. 


Lastly, if you are a fitness enthusiast and spend some or most of your time on the tracks or in the gym- track pants would be an ideal choice. They are made of breathable, non-itchy elastic fabric for maximum comfort and ease of movement during physical activities.

So, there you have it- the different types of pants to help you spice up your style. But before you make your purchase, let's review some key factors to help you make an informed decision.

Custom-made Vs. Off-the-Rack Men's Pants

Are you tired of constantly having to make alterations to your pants to get the right fit? If so, investing in custom-made pants may be the solution for you. Not only will you avoid the extra costs of alterations, but you will also have a wardrobe filled with high-quality pieces that fit you like a glove.

Off-the-rack options are certainly affordable, but they often require alterations to fit your body type. With custom-made pants, you can save on these costs and enjoy the comfort and fit of pants tailored to your unique measurements.

When it comes to men's pants, there are two options: custom-made and off-the-rack. Custom-made pants are created from your unique measurements, while off-the-rack pants are produced in bulk to accommodate different body types.

Additionally, custom-made pieces can be further subdivided into two categories based on the production technique:

Made-to-measure- machine-cut pieces that are adjusted to your measurements by a tailor.

Bespoke- these pieces are hand-made from scratch and involve a series of fittings to ensure they fit you perfectly.

Related Article: What's The Difference Between Made-to-Measure And Bespoke?

So, which of these options would suit you best? 

Best Types of Men's Pants for All Occasions

You can bank on Korra and Cityof_ as reliable sources of different custom-made or off-the-rack pants for men. They have pants for every occasion.

Korra and Cityof_ offer quite a selection of quality men's pants. Korra takes it a step further with its customisable pieces that you can design in a few seconds from the comfort of your home. 

Are you having trouble getting your correct pant measurements? You can tap on the 'Talk to a Stylist' tab on our website to book a virtual appointment with our expert stylists to get that sorted out.

Alternatively, you can walk into any of our physical stores in Mumbai, Hyderabad, NCR, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, and New York.

Our pants are available in various price ranges depending on their make, but the quality is a constant. One of our main goals is to provide tailored luxury basics at an accessible price point.

To get started, connect with us for a free quote or jump on a live chat with us on WhatsApp to seek personalized advice on which type of pants best suits your needs.