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The 23 Best Drawstring Pants to Replace Your Sweats

When you want to relax but sweatpants are too relaxed, a pair of drawstring pants can bridge the gap.


So you want to keep things relaxed, but you’re not all the way convinced about sweatpants. Drawstring pants are your answer. They’re comfortable and adjustable but look more like your favorite pair of chinos or jeans — a perfect in-between. We’ve put together a handful (okay, maybe two handfuls) of drawstring pants to get you in the right vibe.

Mollusk Scout Pants

A favorite among the Gear Patrol staff.

Buy Now: $88

Madewell Drawstring Pants

Sturdy canvas and flap pockets let you know this pant is ready for whatever you throw at it or in it. A handy drawstring lets you know it ain’t all that serious.

Buy Now: $98

Alex Mill Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Twill Drawstring Trousers

A little bit of stretch goes a long way in the comfort category.

Buy Now: $115

Industry of All Nations Ponja Drawstring Pants

One of the most holistic options out there, the Ponja Drawstring Pants from Industry of All Nations uses organic cotton, recycled polyester for the waistband and natural indigo to dye it all.

Buy Now: $115

Save Khaki Twill Easy Chino

Save Khaki’s Twill Easy Chino is one of the softest and most comfortable chinos on the market, you just might want to get them in a few colors.

Buy Now: $120

NN07 Drawstring Pant

You can be secretive about the drawstring waist and just leave your shirt untucked. But there’s no shame in the drawstring game.

Buy Now: $139

General Admission Rat Rock Corduroy Pant

Didn’t think you could put a drawstring on some corduroy pants, did you?

Buy Now: $140

Onia Collin Slub Linen Drawstring Trousers

Like Hartford’s version, Onia’s is all linen but leans into the sweatpant design more.

Buy Now: $140

18east Tapiro Easy Pant

These Easy Pants are a cinch.

Buy Now: $145

Satta Kai Pants

These midweight pants come with an all-cotton poplin fabric that’s been peached for a slightly brushed effect that makes them cozier than they appear. On-seam side pockets keep things discreet.

Buy Now: $145

Outerknown Beach Jeans

Beach Jeans might not be an actual category of jeans, but we’re very into them, regardless.

Buy Now: $148

Adsum Bank Drawstring Pant


Adsum’s Bank Pant combines drawstring and elastic at the waist and features tough cotton twill with equally durable herringbone pockets.

Buy Now: $159

Saturdays Chad Jogger Pant

You’ll find not one, but three drawstrings and plenty of storage on this fatigue-style pant from Saturdays.

Buy Now: $185

Engineered Garments Painter Pant

Lauded designer Daiki Suzuki is sly, hiding the drawstring inside the waistband.

Buy Now: $252 $189

Battenwear Active Lazy Pants

Active lazy or just actively lazy?

Buy Now: $190

Jungmaven Pacific Coast Pant

From champions of hemp, Jungmaven’s Pacific Coast Pant is 55/45 hemp/cotton and 100 percent what we want to wear all the time.

Buy Now: $198

Nanushka Nova Workwear Twill Trouser

Workwear trouser? More like work from home trousers.

Buy Now: $280 $210

Hartford Troy Slim-Fit Linen-Chambray Drawstring Trousers

Drawing on chino designs, Hartford’s option combines details from your favorite pair of khakis like the Hollywood wood waistband, belt loops and slanted pockets, and infuses it with linen and a comfy drawstring.

Buy Now: $200

RTH Drawstring Pants

RTH treats the drawstring more like a ribbon and its Drawstring Pants are a gift.

Buy Now: $225

Dr. Collectors P23 Corduroy Pant

The P23 Pants from Dr. Collectors are even cozier with plush corduroy and a garment dye for a lived-in feel.

Buy Now: $240

Needles H.D. Pant

Cargo pants can be comfy, too, and this big baggy pant from cult Japanese brand Needles is proof.

Buy Now: $315

Rick Owens Drawstring Pants

From the Dark Lord himself, these military-inspired pants are what I imagine off-duty secret agents lounge in.

Buy Now: $645

Maison Margiela Mohair Cropped Pants

Margiela’s Mohair Cropped Pants blur the line between dress and relaxation with a more formal take on the drawstring trouser.

Buy Now: $815

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