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Say ciao to the most elegant summer trousers on the planet.

By Jake Woolf and Michella Oré

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    Few garments conjure the type of impeccable warm-weather vibes you should be chasing right now like the best linen pants for men. There's something inherently “lounging yacht-side in Lake Como” about them, from their naturally rumpled look to their easy, breezy feel. Luckily, you don't have to venture to the South of Italy to harness that OOO energy on the daily. The right pair will help you look like the coolest, most elegant version of yourself no matter where you wear them—and save you from the indignity of trying to separate your thighs from your jeans after a long day sweating through the mid-July heat.

    The Best Linen Pants Shopping Guide

    And we’re not the only ones who think so. Brands of all stripes are churning out linen pants for men in a ton of different shapes and sizes, with plenty of wild-style patterns, colors, and pockets thrown in for good measure too. Running low on shorts during laundry week? You can wear these suckers with everything you’d normally pair with their 5” counterparts, and a heck of a lot of things—unstructured blazers, silky button-ups, funky T-bar sandals—you normally wouldn’t. Ciao, bella!

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