Trousers: A Recent Find from M.J. Bale

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Today I am wearing: | gold tone aviator sunglasses – ebay | navy single-breasted blazer – ASOS | blue and white polka dot silk pocket square – thrifted | French blue linen button-down shirt – Trenery | brown leather belt – Sportscraft | navy blue cotton trousers – M.J. Bale | navy polka dot socks – WitcheryMan | whiskey brown leather brogues – Trenery |


I think that I have spoken here several times in the past about how much I detest formal pants or slacks. There’s just something about the design of this garment that fills me with an intense fury, and as such I have all but given up on wearing them. I am, however, very aware that wearing jeans to work is hugely taboo for a lot of people, especially in the Public Service like I am. Wearing jeans to work five-days a week is pushing things. So I’ve had my eye out for something suitable to replace my jeans with, and finally I think that I have found them.

I purchased two pairs of these cotton trousers on the weekend from M.J. Bale, and I am already in love.

These trousers are cut more like a jean or a chino than a slack, and this makes them endlessly more comfortable. However, unlike a pair of jeans, they’re made of a sturdier cotton drill that somehow manages to be both work appropriate and casual all at once. I haven’t even owned the trousers for a week yet and I have already dressed them up and down, and have not once felt uncomfortable. They look great paired with a botton-down and a blazer and a nice pair of brogues; but shine just as brightly with a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt. The style is versatile and the construction impeccable.

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