PLEATED PANTS

Pleated pants from Umit Benan, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum, Giorgio Armani, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Calvin Klein Collection, and Michael Bastian.
Top from left: Umit Benan, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum; Middle from left: Giorgio Armani, Burberry Prorsum; Bottom from left: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Calvin Klein Collection, Michael Bastian.

"Pleated trousers do not make you look fat—that's the most common misconception. The ones we saw for Spring/Summer 2013 are tapered for a slimmer silhouette. Try pairing them with a blazer for the office or a clean tee and white sneakers in warmer weather. They're really comfortable and a good alternative to chinos."

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Take a look back at how Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, Robert Redford, and more
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