The trousers on the left are, obviously, wool flannel. On the right, sweatpants. In the middle...? Well, the context and cuffs give them away, but this is an object lesson in how multiple parameters can influence our perception of even a classic dress garment to the point where it might be mistaken for something too casual for travel beyond the gym parking lot.

Light- and mid-grey wool flannel pants are widely regarded as a menswear staple due to their versatility. And rightly so. But a trim fit is essential, to avoid any draping or bagginess whatsoever, and the crease is important enough to warrant buying your own trouser press.

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