Ladies Love: Pants That Pop

Kristina Zias is a menswear expert at our Grove store in LA. You’ve seen her discuss (and model) men’s sweaters and polos in the past. For today’s post, she recruited a friend to model her favorite summer essential for men: The anti-jean. In anything but blue.


Let your pants do the talking. Slim, tailored pants with a pop of color are a necessity in every man’s wardrobe this season. Besides adding character and fun to any outfit, pants like these, done right, cause the wearer to exude total confidence—and isn’t that what style is all about?

“Choose a couple colors, and wear them all summer in place of dark jeans. Dress them down with a T-shirt and Chucks for daytime, or dress them up with a blazer and button-down for after dark.”

Kristina Zias, Nordstrom at The Grove, Los Angeles

Vince straight-leg five-pocket pants in ‘Vermouth’

(L): Joe’s ‘Brixton’ in teal, at selected stores only.
Shop similar: Joe’s ‘Brixton’ fit | Teal jeans by Rag & Bone & Warriors of Radness

(R): AG Jeans ‘Matchbox SUD’ slim straight-leg pants in ‘Banana’

(L): Diesel ‘Safado’ in mauve, at selected stores only.
Shop similar: Diesel ‘Safado’ fit | Purple-ish jeans

(R): Hugo Boss slim-fit chinos in White




Not sure what to wear up top? Keep it neutral.
These T-shirts, sweaters and jackets will balance colorful pants nicely—as well as white ones.

Editor’s Picks to complete the look:

Alternative baseball jacket | Jack Spade polo | Z Zegna sportcoat | Rogue linen jacket

Pringle of Scotland sweater | Alternative tank top | Vince T-shirt | Rag & Bone hoodie

Moncler polo | Vince long-sleeve T-shirt | Calibrate cardigan | Just Cavalli leather jacket


[Photos and commentary by Kristina Zias.]

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  • Celeste B's Customer May 30, 2013, 7:48 am

    I’m on-board with gray jeans; I bought two shades of gray last year at Nordstrom. Like Gloria Vanderbilt, I would not hesitate to put on a pair black jeans. I haven’t had a pair of white denim, since high school in the early eighties.

    I’m not quite ready for mauve or pale yellow jeans…
    I guess, I could do Forest, Empire, or Army green though….

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