When it comes to style trends, men are pretty lucky. No matter what brands you follow or where you shop, chances are you own a few "classics"—a white button-down shirt, a dark suit, a pair of chinos, dress shoes, and other mainstays that will never go out of style.
That said, you can't wear all the clothes you currently own forever—you need the occasional upgrade. With that in mind, our fashion editors are here to explain the latest colors, cuts, and styles in our new video series, "The New Classics." Check back each week for another fresh take on perennial wardrobe favorites.
First up, senior market editor Justin Berkowitz debunks the myth that pleats are a no-no with examples of washed cotton pants from progressive designers in a variety of styles and colors. Bottom line: A big, beautiful world lies beyond the flat-front-khaki safe zone you've been hiding out in.
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