21 best dress pants for men in 2023

As music legend Justin Timberlake would say, “as long as I have my suit and tie…”

Well, with this edit of the 21 best dress pants for men, you can grab a quality pair of this year’s finest, along with one of our favorite ties to match.

Perfect for an upcoming wedding or your 9-to-5 (perhaps with one of the best backpacks we rounded up), you’ll be surprised at the slew of styles available at Amazon, Bloomingdale’s, Men’s Wearhouse and more.

These styles are specially tailored for your taste, budget and type of wear, of course — pun absolutely intended. You may want to pick up a bundle of practical white T-shirts, too, for wearing with these bottoms.

Who makes nice dress pants for men?

There are a variety of brands that are known for making quality dress pants for men. One is Hugo Boss. They offer classic but modern styles to make a man look polished and put together. They are known for their attention to detail and use of premium fabrics.

Brooks Brothers is another brand worth looking into for men’s dress pants. Established in 1818, the company has a wide range of styles and cuts, use an assortment of fabrics and even offer free alterations as part of their service.

Other places to shop dress pants for men:

What is the best color for men’s dress pants?

Whether you’re going to a wedding, work or a semi-casual affair, dress pants in the color black are usually a safe bet. However, this doesn’t mean you don’t have license to experiment with other colors. One of our favorite pairs of dress pants for men comes from Bonobos and is available in the shade emerald green ($59). Is it for everyone? No, but it makes a statement.

If you like to stick to more traditional hues but want something other than black, colors such as grey, tan, dark or navy are safe bets. They’re neutral, so they can be paired with a variety of shirts and blazers without clashing.

Ahead, find our 21 top recommendations, as far as dress pants for men go. As a wardrobe essential, consider picking up these pieces ASAP.

Amazon Essentials Classic-Fit Wrinkle-Resistant Chino Pant

Want to snag a put-together pair of dress pants for less than $15? Well, on Amazon, you can, many thanks to the retailers Essentials brand that offers this luxe navy pair that’s wrinkle resistant and with a classic fit. Not to mention, these chinos come in many colors.

Calvin Klein Modern-Fit Dress Pants, gray

If you want luxury without the high price tag, Calvin Klein’s Modern-Fit Dress Pants are your best bet for less than $50. These versatile bottoms come in gray, navy and taupe, too, all with a finished hem and button closure.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Stretch Slim-Fit Dress Pant, blue

Want a more vibrant spin on the tried-and-true navy? This near-royal blue is handsome, with the pants having a flattering, tailored fit. Plus, they look exceptional with a buttoned-down plaid shirt (like this $7 one).

Van Heusen Straight-Fit Pant

With a name like Van Heusen, you know these pants mean business. The straight fit isn’t only classic but it works well on many body types, especially when it comes in many shades of gray and other cool tones. Plus, they’re only $22.

Haggar Premium Khaki Classic-Fit Pant

Haggar has great dress pants that are khaki-minded, though this darker color is one of our favorites to pair with a crisp white dress shirt (like this one for $24). It’s a No. 1 Amazon best-seller, too, boasting nearly 13,000 reviews from happy customers.

Dockers Relaxed-Fit Comfort Khaki Pants

If you’re on the hunt for a feel-good pair of khakis, look no further than Dockers. The brand has a relaxed fit pair that looks dynamite with a quality belt (like this one for $20) and won’t let you down — literally.

State and Liberty Athletic-Fit Stretch Pants
State and Liberty

One brand we absolutely have to put on your radar is State and Liberty. Not only is there a near-unlimited selection of bottoms on its site, but each pair was consciously designed with comfort and style in mind.

Specifically, we think the Athletic-Fit Stretch Pants are one of the most versatile and, though a splurge, are well worth it in the long run. Plus, each pair provides a roomier fit while still achieving that tapered, flattering look.

Boss Genius Stretch Tailored Slim-Fit Pants, blue

There’s a reason Boss has lived on for decades — it doesn’t fail in the men’s luxury fashion department. Specifically, its Genius Stretch Tailored Slim-Fit Pants undoubtedly will look good on anyone and pair well with this sports coat ($69).

Hugo Hesten Solid Extra Slim-Fit Suit Pants, nude

If you love the look of khakis but desire a slimmer fit, Hugo has its Hesten Solid Extra Slim-Fit Suit Pants waiting to be added to your cart. For less than $200 at Bloomingdale’s, they have two side slant pockets and two back welt pockets for hidden, sleek storage.

Man in grey dress pants and a white shirt.
Men’s Wearhouse

For a fairly priced pair of navy slacks, Men’s Wearhouse has you covered with its Joe Joseph Abboud Extreme Slim-Fit Suit Pant. They’re a trusty pair fit for any occasion.

Man in green dress pants and tee shirt.

For a spring-ready pastel pair, Paisley & Gray has unbeatable dress pants, starting at $59. Available in crushed heather violet, emerald green, dutch blue and a myriad of other colors, they work well for an outdoor affair or to switch up the same old black and khaki.

Man in dark blue dress pants from front and back.

Besides coming in a variety of color options, these men’s dress pants feature slanted pockets, a classic straight cut and are made from Italian wool. Available in regular, as well as big sizes, they’re a great option for cold weather.

Man in navy blue pants, denim shirt and white sneakers.

Dress pants you’d like to stay in all day? Why not? The lululemon trousers are made with four-way stretch, breathable fabric that’s also wrinkle-resistant. Cut in a classic fit design, they come in 10 different colors and are one of our favorite options.

Lee Total Freedom Stretch Slim-Fit Pant, brown

Comfort is where it’s at with Lee’s Total Freedom Stretch Slim-Fit Pant. We can’t believe they’re just shy of $25 on Amazon and come in virtually every color your wardrobe would need. Not to mention, they look great with a pair of black dress shoes (like this $37 pair).

Dickies Original 874 Work Pant

Dress pants, but make them utility. Dickies’ Original 874 Work Pant is comfortable but still dressy, giving a boxier fit than most. For just $17, they’re great for any occasion where jeans may be too casual.

Man in slim fit navy blue dress pants.
Calvin Klein

These bestseller men’s dress pants come in four different colors and are made with woven technical fabric that have some stretch. Their slim fit highlights the silhouette, and we love that the back pocket has a zipper.

Man in grey wool dress pants and blue shirt.
Brooks Brothers

All eyes will be on you when stepping out in these dress pants from Brooks Brothers. Made of merino wool woven in Italy, they feature a flat-front silhouette, have a touch of elastane and all the style of a classic dress trouser. Available in six different colors and three different fits, you’re sure to find one that checks all your boxes.

Man in navy blue dress chinos.

If nothing sounds more uncomfortable than stiff and heavy dress slacks, maybe these organic cotton pleated chino pants from Everlane will make the mark. They’re light and have belt welt pockets with a button closure, as well as a pleated front that makes them look dressier than they feel. Available in three different colors, they’re a comfortable option for dressy occasions and also work well for work.

Man in white trousers and brown shirt and shoes.
Suit Supply

For those with a dapper aesthetic, this is the dress pant for you. Made of stretch cotton, they have an after-dinner split, a relaxed straight leg and lots of style. They’ll instantly dress up a plain linen button up and work with dress shoes, as well as sandals or loafers.

Man in dress slacks and shirt.

If you’ve never been a fan of slim fit pants, this pick from J.Crew may change your mind. They have on demand stretch, so you’ll enjoy flexibility in your movement. Also, according to the site, the designers “painstakingly [calibrated] the pitch of the pants,” so they’re comfortable from the front to the back. We like the slant front pockets and the bar tackling on the belt looks. These details seem small, but they make a huge different in making the pants come across as high-quality and upscale.

Man in burgundy pants.
Lands’ End

This pair of men’s dress pants have hidden elastic sidebands, making them extra comfortable for those with a thicker middle. Triple-washed to create that worn-in look, the pants are also soft and stretchy enough for everyday activities. Available in seven different colors.

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