Lighten Up

April 22, 2022

Summer-friendly trousers that fit right

The postman might disagree, but you can’t wear shorts every day. Even in the midst of summer, some occasions call for full leg covering. That said, it’s not easy to find trousers that are cool and breezy enough for the heady heat of high summer—that’s why we set ourselves the challenge of making the ultimate warm-weather pants: The Light Trousers.

Before we got down to brass tacks, we asked you where your summer leg-wear let you down in the past. Sadly, it seems you have all been let down in the warm-weather-trousers department, which is no joke. We’re just glad to be on hand to get things right, at last.

Light at the end of the trousers tunnel

- Trousers that quickly lost their shape were public enemy number one in our survey—so we put a lot of effort into making sure ours stayed true. They’re made from 250g/m2 organic cotton which has been constructed to give what’s known as ‘mechanical stretch’. This basically means they will hold their shape, staying sharp all summer long.

- As you’d probably expect from the Light Trousers, these beauties are... err... light. Woven in a loose pattern, they’ve got a breezy linen-like texture—and even the most hardcore of shorts advocates will appreciate how cool these things are on the ol’ legs.

- We don’t think this should be a controversial statement: not all light, summer trousers need make you look like a gap-year student. So, we eschewed the usual drop-crotch Prince of Persia flavour in favour of something a bit more sophisticated. They’re still comfortable and relaxed, but thanks to that classic tailored shape they work just as well with sandals as they do with shoes.

- Made from cotton, and not its wrinkle-prone cousin linen, the LightTrousers stay crisp and crease-free, meaning less time getting your fingers caught unfolding the ironing board, and more time out there enjoying summer. The way it should be.

Combining clever fabric with a classic cut, these are the summer trousers for those who don’t usually like ‘summer trousers’. Available in Navy, Vintage Pink, Camel and Olive, these stunners are cool, comfortable and colourful.

Our Lightweight Trousers will be available to preorder for 89€ from Tuesday the 26th of April. If you want first dibs, you can drop your info in the box below and we’ll be sure to notify you when you can grab one.

Need to know anything else? Ask away via the comments below, or alternatively, you can check our international Instagram page for more info.


The Asphalte Team

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