Over the last few years, men’s pants have gotten both delightfully idiosyncratic and wildly stylish. A quick scan of well-dressed dudes across the globe reveals luxury track pants, wavy trousers and turned-up chinos. And the one thing many of these bottoms have in common? A purposely exaggerated crop—and it’s a look that everyone should get behind.
Cropped pants have the power to transform any style-inclined guy from somewhat fashionable to bona fide fashion killer. They’re everything a worthwhile menswear trend should be: Progressively stylish and forward-looking without being bootcut jeans. The deliberate crop instantly makes whatever sneaker-and-sock combo you’re wearing look twice as good while the pant length simultaneously makes you look longer and leaner. Consider them the gateway trousers to your new life as the dude who wears cool pants; we’ve rounded up eight pairs to get you started.