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Top 5 of the week: army green pants


street style green

The army green pant is another item I’ve never included in a list of classics,but probably should—they are easy to wear, fun, and versatile as the day is long, and look as good with a tee as they do with something a little more dressed up. I like them on the slouchy side and typically size up for this reason.

theory army

I like the cropped length and clean lines of this pair from Theory.

clu army

A drop-crotch pant is definitely not for everyone, but I like them for kicking around on weekends.

beard army

The waistline on this pair from Veronica Beard is high but not too high, which is key.

I love the colorful ribbon down the seam of this Nili Lotan pair, and that they’re cut like chinos. Here is a (somewhat) similar and cheaper pair.

hm army

And here is an extended sizes pick, nicely priced.


Posted on April 26th, 2018 13 Comments

13 Responses

  1. Dana D says:

    I looove my army green pants (have 4 pair), perfect for spring and all through summer.

    I agree, they are a classic.

    Not cropped, though. Slouchy, but not cropped.

  2. Rebecca says:

    I was apparently fated to have my first pair, because they were actually a J Crew order mix up. I bought some kind of swimsuit cover-up that I didn’t need, and instead, they sent a pair of army green men’s chinos that actually fit me perfectly. I accepted that this was a much more practical item, and kept the pants. Hmmm, I should wear those today….

  3. Jeanne says:

    I love them, too – definitely a staple. I usually buy mine from Eddie Bauer.

  4. joannawnyc says:

    Loooooooove! I have 4 pair!

  5. Mdot says:

    The cargos in the first photo are perfect. Who makes them? I agree, no to cropped cargos.

  6. rac says:

    NILI Lotan is having a sample sale starting today for all the New Yorkers- likely the pants will be about $100-150

  7. c.w. says:

    Yep, love them, but have yet to find a pair to fit me perfectly (or even close enough to have them tailored a bit).

    Will stay away from the drop crotch––at my age it looks like I’ve left room to house my adult diaper.

  8. suz says:

    Yay! These are pretty much my go-to pants, and sooo happy that there is an uncropped version. The H&M ones look just like my beloved Joe Fresh ones that have faded terribly.

  9. Emily M. says:

    I love these pants! They are great for hot weather, for those of us who want leg coverage, even in the heat.

  10. Karin says:

    I love army green pants almost as much as I love army green shorts. I have had a pair of both in rotation every summer without fail since 1981, and no plans to stop. Slouchy is key!

  11. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I’m very particular about the features on my Army green pants: Flat cargo pockets (so they don’t add thigh-ness), mid-rise, ankle bone length, no elastic in the ankles, nice sized tortoiseshell button at the waist, and the perfect shade of green. I know it when I see it.