Leather trousers are an autumn/winter wardrobe staple. They’re just as versatile as your favourite pair of jeans, but tend to make your look feel a little more intentional and polished—and anything that does that with close to zero effort is a sartorial winner in our books.
In the same way that straight-leg jeans have usurped skinnies in the last decade, legging-style leathers have been replaced with the now-classic looser ankle style that works so well with everything from boots to blazers. If you’re considering investing in a pair this year, in fact, there’s one pair of these straight-leg leathers that we’ve watched draw a long list of fashion fans over the last few years. And since they’ve just come back in stock for another season, we thought it was about time we shared this insider favourite with you.
Agolde’s Leather-Blend Straight-Leg Pants are what we (and so many influencers) would call the perfect leather trousers— and we don’t use that word lightly. Firstly, they’re real leather so you get the durability and long-lasting quality, but they’re actually made from a recycled leather-blend which has a much lower carbon footprint than standard leathers— so much so that they’re included in Net-A-Porter’s sustainable and responsible ‘Net Sustain’ category. The shape itself is inspired by vintage jeans, and they sit at just the right point on the waist and ankle (with a nice crop which makes them work with so many different types of shoes).
It’s not just Who What Wear editors that are obsessed— we’ve heard so many influencers raving about these trousers, and most importantly wearing them again year after year. Just this week Jessica Skye and Emma Rose Thatcher waxed lyrical about the style in their stories— with both claiming they’ve had them for a number of years. Jess even said they were her ‘most worn and loved’ pair of trousers, and for someone with an extensive wardrobe and a lot of experience trying premium pieces, we’d say that’s a pretty bold claim.
No doubt, like us, you’ll start spotting so many fashion people in these trousers now you’re in on the secret. And if you’ve been thinking about investing in a pair of leather trousers you’ll be able to wear forever and really get your money’s worth out of, we couldn’t recommend trying this style enough. Keep scrolling to shop Agolde’s leather-blend trousers, and browse some more leather pants with great reviews (real and faux)...