There are a few things every fall wardrobe needs—an impossibly chic overcoat, a cozy cashmere knit, and a great pair of leather pants. Leather pants offer a luxurious bottom option for cold-weather dressing, that is both stylish and functional, generally keeping you warmer than, say, hosiery or a jean.
Forever in the fashion convo, the Fall/Winter 2022 runways were naturally stacked with plenty of variations of the crowd-pleasing pant, proving its longstanding longevity and versatility in the modern-day wardrobe. Chloé, a brand that is no stranger to artisanal leather-working, set the mood with a clean, straight leather trouser paired with a simple white tank top and Celine paired their various black leather pants with turtlenecks, biker jackets, and clean cut blazers, proving simplicity is key (and a well-fitting cut doesn’t hurt either).
Off the runway, you can always count on designers like The Row and Khaite, who specialize in high-quality leather offerings, to have a few trousers in their repertoire, but don’t sleep on contemporary brands like Frame and Vince, who also offer year-round shapes as part of their seasonal collections. And sometimes, the best leather pants don’t even need to be made from real leather at all. Look to sustainable brands like Nanushka, Agolde, and Stella McCartney, that consistently make the faux leather versions look just as good as the real thing, but with production methods that are earth-friendly.
The best thing about leather pants is that whatever your style and cut preference, there is one out there, perfect for you. From slim-fit to boot-cut, pleat-front, and more, take a look at our round-up of the best leather pants to shop now.
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