How to Wear Burgundy Pants

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Ted Baker $150 $89 (also available here)

If you have your basic jeans and khaki pants all set, it’s time for burgundy pants, sometimes referred to as maroon pants. Get them as soon as humanly possible as they tend to only be sold during fall and winter months. Although a burgundy pants outfit works year-round, they are especially delicious during winter.

Pictured below are the best burgundy and maroon pants I have put on my clients lately. If you are unsure of fit, order all of them in two different sizes. Try them all on, keep your favorite, and return the rest. I know it’s annoying, but with free returns, it’s really not a big deal. Just throw them back in the box and use the prepaid label on the invoice that came with the shipment. If returning via mail freaks you out, you may have a store near you. If facing a sales associate with your box of returns is uncomfortable, the department stores have a customer service area that generally will not judge you.

How to Wear Burgundy Pants – Colors To Avoid

Okay, now that you have your pants you are probably wondering how to wear them. The key to maroon pants is the color palette you wear with them. Here are the colors to avoid in the shoes, shirts, and jackets you pair with them:

  1. Crisp White
  2. Pastels
  3. Reds
  4. Dark Browns

How to Wear Burgundy Pants – Colors to Wear

Now that you know what not to wear, here are the colors you can wear with burgundy pants:

  1. Off-White
  2. Tan
  3. Olive Green
  4. Navy
  5. Grey
  6. Black
  7. Yellow

My Favorite Shoes with Burgundy Pants

You generally want to avoid dress shoes with burgundy pants. Instead, wear sneakers, casual oxfords, and boots. Here are my favorite shoes to pair with burgundy pants right now:

  1. Adidas Campus Sneaker in Navy
  2. Ecco Soft 7 City Sneaker in Black
  3. Clae Bradley Sneaker in Cashew Brown Leather
  4. Ecco Street Lite Retro Sneaker
  5. Good Man Brand Edge Mono Leather Lo-Top Sneaker in Natural

Alton Lane Motion Brushed Stretch Cotton Chinos

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Alton Lane $149 $99.83

Hugo Boss Slim-Fit Trousers

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Hugo Boss $158 $94

These men’s maroon pants are available at Hugo Boss and Saks 5th Avenue.

Rag & Bone Fit 2 Slim Fit Stretch Twill Chinos

These pants are available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, and Rag & Bone.

Ted Baker Irvine Slim Fit Chinos

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Ted Baker $150 $89

These pants are available at Bloomingdale’s and Ted Baker.

Burgundy Pants From Years Past

I originally wrote this post years ago and update it regularly due to its popularity. I’ve left these photos below for nostalgic purposes. Whenever I update older posts, I love to hold on to a collection of images as a bit of a time capsule so we can watch how our style evolves.

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AG ‘Graduate’ SUD Slim Straight Leg Pants $178


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Fidelity Denim Jimmy Havana Slim Straight Leg Twill Pants $184 $110.40


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Boss Delaware Slim Fit Pants $175

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