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Men's Patterned Pants: Fun and Office-Appropriate

  1. Bonobos
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    Bonobos

    Crown-prints red paisley trousers
    Bonobos, $128

    Cuff twice, but only if the pant leg is narrow to begin with.

    Shirt, Vince, $45; Shoes, Jack Erwin, $195

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  2. Giorgio Armani
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    Giorgio Armani

    Silk crepe trousers
    Giorgio Armani, $1,725

    Shirt, J.Crew, $79.50; Socks, Falke, $28; Shoes, Christian Louboutin, $1,245

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  3. Bonobos
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    Bonobos

    Summer-weight crown-prints trousers
    Bonobos, $128

    Beware: A bright paisley might spark office teasing. (They’re just jealous.)

    Shirt, Everlane, $55; Shoes, John Lobb, $1,395

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  4. Band of Outsiders
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    Band of Outsiders

    Black embroidered-dot chino pants
    Band of Outsiders, $350

    Shoes, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, $498.

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  5. Mr. Turk
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    Mr. Turk

    Clyde trousers
    Mr. Turk, $288

    Wear neutral, solid socks—or skip them altogether.

    Socks, Falke, $39; Shoes, Louis Vuitton, $1,290

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  6. Club Monaco
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    Club Monaco

    Connor diamond dress chinos
    Club Monaco, $119.50

    Pair bold pants with crisp white shirts.

    Shirt, Gitman Bros., $145; Watch, Burberry, $395; Socks, Falke, $49; Shoes, Christian Louboutin, $1,245

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  7. Gucci
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    Gucci

    Black-medium-gray wool-mesh vintage Dylan skinny ’60s pants
    Gucci, $740

    A gray-and-black check is a safe way to get in on the trend. Baby steps.

    Shirt, Gitman Bros., $145; Watch, Burberry, $395; Socks, Falke, $49; Shoes, Christian Louboutin, $1,245

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  8. Todd Snyder
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    Todd Snyder

    Chunky Donegal pants
    Todd Snyder, $395

    Shirt, Calvin Klein, $69.50; Belt, W. Kleinberg, $135; Shoes, John Lobb, $1,695

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