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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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

Photograph by Adam Kremer for Bloomberg Businessweek

Men's Patterned Pants: Fun and Office-Appropriate

Bonobos
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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Giorgio Armani
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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Bonobos
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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Band of Outsiders
Band of Outsiders

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

Shoes, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, $498.

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Mr. Turk
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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Club Monaco
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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Gucci
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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Todd Snyder
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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