A funny thing happened last week: three famous, handsome, and well-dressed dudes wore the same great pair of linen pants. OK, that’s not the funny part. Here’s the funny part: you can buy these pants, pants worn by The Rock and James Van Der Beek and Pedro Pascal, for all of $35. You should probably do this.
For this, you can thank Ilaria Urbinati, stylist to a menagerie of 40-something famous men. Urbinati spends plenty of time thinking about linen pants—about the way that, done right, you look fresh off that purple Jacquemus runway, but done wrong, you look weird and wrinkly, and not in a good way. “I’m obsessed with pleated linen pants and a lot of the brands make really unwearable ones,” she explains. “They’re either too baggy or too fashion-forward or the pleats are unflattering.” Eventually Urbinati found salvation in a pair made by Spanish fast-fashion chain Mango and doubled down—and then tripled and quadrupled and quintupled down, too. “When I found them I made them send me like a zillion of them in every color. They don’t even need tailoring—they just fit like that.”
And so, last week, Van Der Beek and Pascal wore their pairs in tobacco with open-collar shirts and shiny brown dress shoes for some deep ‘70s energy. Johnson, a slightly more classic dresser, took a khaki green pair to Missoni-sweater town. All three guys nicely demoed what makes linen so great: it makes you look like the most unflappable and comfortable person on the planet, even if you’re...not that. And when looking unflappable is this affordable, you really can’t afford not to.
Which is, as far as Urbinati is concerned, part of the point. “I’m always putting my clients in such expensive, fancy brands; it’s kind of nice whenever I can find something more approachable and affordable,” she adds. “I think it says to guys out there that you don’t always have to spend a fortune to find good clothes.” And with that we bring you the most wearable pair of linen pants on the market, available in five colors, marked down to $35, yours for the taking. Tell them Ilaria sent you.
Originally Appeared on GQ