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.
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.
Alex Mill Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Twill Drawstring Trousers
A little bit of stretch goes a long way in the comfort category.
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.
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.
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.
General Admission Rat Rock Corduroy Pant
Didn’t think you could put a drawstring on some corduroy pants, did you?
Onia Collin Slub Linen Drawstring Trousers
Like Hartford’s version, Onia’s is all linen but leans into the sweatpant design more.
18east Tapiro Easy Pant
These Easy Pants are a cinch.
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.
Outerknown Beach Jeans
Beach Jeans might not be an actual category of jeans, but we’re very into them, regardless.
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.
Saturdays Chad Jogger Pant
You’ll find not one, but three drawstrings and plenty of storage on this fatigue-style pant from Saturdays.
Engineered Garments Painter Pant
Lauded designer Daiki Suzuki is sly, hiding the drawstring inside the waistband.
Battenwear Active Lazy Pants
Active lazy or just actively lazy?
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.
Nanushka Nova Workwear Twill Trouser
Workwear trouser? More like work from home trousers.
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.
RTH Drawstring Pants
RTH treats the drawstring more like a ribbon and its Drawstring Pants are a gift.
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.
Needles H.D. Pant
Cargo pants can be comfy, too, and this big baggy pant from cult Japanese brand Needles is proof.
Rick Owens Drawstring Pants
From the Dark Lord himself, these military-inspired pants are what I imagine off-duty secret agents lounge in.
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.
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