We have no idea what made the famous fashion consultant Nick Wooster say – The only pair of trousers a guys needs are grey flannel since without a good pair of formal trousers, the mark of a man remains simply incomplete.
There is nothing to beat the look of a man in his crisp shirt tucked neatly in his trousers.
A pair of formal trousers and shirt are a win win combination for leaving a lasting impression – no matter what the occasion.
We share a list of 10 best formal trouser brands in India for men based on their quality, fittings and the range of options that they offer. They can be purchased both online and at physical stores across India.
1. Van Heusen
From the house of Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd., Van Heusen is all about power dressing. Each of their lines – be it for shirts, trousers or jackets simply look astonishing.
From the cut to the fall of the fabric to the colours, all of them are so well in tune with the fashion dynamics for the season. Their range of trousers offers various fits to appeal to the different taste sentiments of men across India.
So whether you are looking for a formal trouser for your interview, a meeting, everyday office wear or for a special occasion, you are sure to find something that will help you stand out.
Black Ultra Slim Fit Pleated Trousers
Our pick would be this pair of black ultra slim fit pleated trousers.
With khakis and chinos taking over, men have forgotten the charm of pleated trousers and this one is just apt to pull them to the old and evergreen fashion sensibilities again!
From the fall of the fabric to the shade of black, everything about this trouser is designed keeping the need of a formal attire in mind.
Known for its classic American styling, Arrow has had a long standing patronage in India since its launch.
As part of the Arvind Brands portfolio, Arrow has a strong offline and a very dynamic online presence. The range on their exclusive portal is worth a check as it is loaded with offers and discounts. They offer a zero question asked return policy.
Arrow Flat Front Tapered Fit Trousers
Tailored using 100 % cotton, these formal trousers in beige shade are work perfect for formal as well as casual wear.
So in case you have an evening out post work, you can for sure dress in these. Just take off your tie, un-tuck your shirt and you are ready for the evening!
The tapered fit make the trousers look stylish and the mid-rise waist adds to its elegance.
3. Louis Philippe
Designed especially for those who seek excellence, Louis Philippe offers an enthralling collection of men’s wear.
The fine clothing from the brand defines class, elegance and status, all three together.
Besides a stunning formal wear collection, they also have an amazing semi-formal and custom made clothing option.
Louis Philippe Grey Trousers
Fancy checks? This grey slim fit trouser is meant for you then! Team it up with a white or black shirt and look your dashing best!
The elegance of the flat front is accentuated with the fall that comes so naturally owing to the combination of cotton, polyester and spandex.
An Indian brand that is as good as any other international brand, Blackberrys has an interesting story behind its origin.
Started in 1991 in the bylanes of Delhi, today the brand has an all India presence with 230 stores across 350 cities!
Their journey from being wholesalers to retailers has been an inspiring one… just like their collection of formal and casual men’s wear.
Solid Charcoal Slim Fit Nightlife Trousers
The shine and style of this trouser makes it a must buy for you! We are quite impressed with the colour of the fabric that looks rich and elegant.
This lean and tapered pair of trousers with contrast colour and pick stitch detailing at pocket and piping detail at the waist band with a clean front is tailored with a fabric that is 65% polyester, 15% viscose and 20% wool.
5. Park Avenue
From the house of Raymond, Park Avenue offers a fantastic range of formal wear for men and women which includes accessories as well.
The brand has been a pioneer in ready to wear segment for men and it lives to its customers expectation of offering classic men’s wear that is timeless in design and style.
The brand’s designs embody the most modern international fabric, styling, palettes and trends globally.
Park Avenue Mens 4 Pocket Slub Formal Trousers
The slub pattern makes is sure to make this trouser stand out in your collection of the other formal trousers.
The rich brown shade effortlessly adds to its glamour quotient. A perfect choice for an important meeting/occasion.
Acquired by Raymond in early 2000, ColourPlus has been seen actively focusing on product innovation and unique use of colours to cater to the needs of the up market, trend-savvy and sophisticated Indian man.
The vibrant brand offers value for money range through its chain of offline and online channels.
Blue Tailored Fit Trousers
A very unusual shade of blue, especially for formal trousers is what attracted us to this one!
It not only looks classy but the tailored fit makes it appealing and stand out from the rest. Team it up with a white shirt and there is no way you can suppress the sophisticated look it would extend.
7. Peter England
Peter England has been responsible to set the tone for the acceptance of ready-to-wear men’s wear in India. Launched in India by Aditya Birla Group way back in 1997, the brand made a mark for itself with their tag line – The Honest Shirt.
Still going strong, Peter England has a robust offline and online presence and it still tops the list for a lot many Indians when it comes to their choice of formal wear.
Little wonder they have more than 700 retail stores across the country.
Peter England Khaki Trousers
Without a pair of khaki’s, the wardrobe of a man remains incomplete. These cool khakis from Peter England are priced perfect and offer a rich and elegant look.
Pair them up with a white, blue or black shirt and you are sure to impress the onlookers without much effort.
8. Allen Solly
A part of Madura lifestyle and Fashion, Allen Solly has been responsible to bring in vibrancy to men’s formal wear in India.
Dedicated to the youth, the collection is sporty yet good enough to be worn at work or any other formal occasion. The roots of this brand can be traced to the 18th century and this is reason enough for us to understand the heritage that the brand carries with it.
In 2002, Allen Solly became the first Indian brand to introduce work fashion for women.
Allen Solly White Trousers
If you can carry white, make sure to pick these formal ivory trousers from Allen Solly.
The cut and fall of the fabric is just perfect to give you an all day comfort. These regular fit trousers have been tailored with fabric that comprises of cotton, spandex and tencel.
Headquartered in France, Celio has been launched in India by the Future Group. Internationally the brand has over 1000 stores and is present in 60 countries worldwide.
The collection offered by Celio revolves around the key themes of Urban, Free, Smart and Essential. With four collections in a year, the freshness and vibrancy of the range is well taken care off.
Celio Textured Flat Front Trousers
Designed especially for the youth, these formal textured blue trousers work well to give a formal look that doesn’t truly stand out and this makes it a perfect choice for those who prefer their clothes to be understated.
Team it up with a white shirt for a classic look. Tailored using favbric that comprises of cotton and elastene, the slim fit offers comfort with style.
10. Wills Lifestyle
From the house of ITC, Wills Lifestyle offers a sophisticated and premium collection of formal and casual wear for men and women.
The brand introduces a fresh collection each season that revolves around a theme.
From using ikkat to create some marvelous western outfits to bringing out the charm of Kashmir through the designs and cuts, Wills Lifestyle truly knows how fashion can be extended to formal wear as well.
C-Classic TR Trouser
The richness of the fabric that comprises of terry and rayon is well accentuated with the frost grey shade of the trousers.
From the fall to the fit, it is perfect to be team up with your suit jacket or with a crisp white shirt and a tie. Reserve it for your special occasions.
There has been a dynamic change in the work culture which has had a direct impact on the way people dress to work. Unlike before, semi-formals and at times even casuals are accepted thus taking away the charm of being dressed formally.
But then having a collection of formal trousers is only going to enhance your wardrobe so the next time you decide to buy a pair of formal trousers, you can keep this list handy!