Short cut for men: Top 5 culottes you can flaunt this season

  • Compiled by Ruchika Kher, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Nov 12, 2015 10:15 IST
Move over girls, men can sport culottes too. Several international designers are experimenting with the garment to make it a comfortable choice for men. (Getty Images)

From the runways to the streets, this year saw the revival of culottes in a big way. From international celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Rihanna, to Indian actors like Jacqueline Fernandez and Sonam Kapoor, these ‘not-quite pants, not-quite shorts’ are the season’s official must-have lowers. However, while culottes are clearly more popular among women, they can be a chic option for men as well, or so believe a few designers. Here are some varieties for men.

Vintage Vibe
Go back in time with these box-pleated grey culottes by Mexican designer Malafacha. The retro vibe of the outfit is classic, yet it has a few contemporary elements. Wear it with a blazer of the same colour or shake things up by going in for a solid contrasting shade.

A model walks the runway during the Malafacha show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México Autumn/Winter 2016 at Campo Marte on April 16, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (GettyImages)

Cover up
These crisp tailored short trousers have been paired by Issey Miyake with quilted leggings to give a layered look. If you wish to make it simple, get rid of the leggings, and sport the culottes with a casual shirt instead.

A model at the Issey Miyake Men Spring Summer 2016 fashion show during Paris Menswear Fashion Week on June 25, 2015 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)

Suit up
Add some fun to the serious suited look, and still look dapper, by replacing those trousers with a pair of culottes. This Alexander McQueen ensemble combines the fluidity of these pleated, cropped lowers with the smartness of a well-fitted blazer.

A model walks the runway at the Alexander McQueen show during The London Collections Men SS16 at The Arches on June 14, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Picture perfect
Mixing two of the biggest trends of this season — overall prints and culottes — is definitely a great idea, and a recent Alexander McQueen show was proof of that. For a casual chic look, one can opt for culottes with prints, and pair them with tie-up shoes.

A model walks at the Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2016 fashion show during London Menswear Fashion Week on June 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Getty Images)

Second skin
With this ensemble, Beijing-based designer Sean Suen showcases what a sartorial experiment looks like. With nippy weather around the corner, opting for a pair of leather culottes, or if you don’t feel very cold, then faux leather might just be a smart idea.

A model walks the runway at the Sean Suen Spring Summer 2016 fashion show during London Menswear Fashion Week on June 15, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Getty Images)

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