Are we happy with the countless options of olive drab fatigues on the market? Yes. Did we need pink fatigue pants? No. Is the existence of these Engineered Garments Pink Fatigue Pants scrambling my brain into slightly considering pink fatigues? Yes and no.
My resistance to buying pink (or any shade of red) pants is propped up by a strange phenomenon here in England. Overtly posh or middle-class people strangely have an affinity for wearing red trousers. This was something me and my friends noticed but a quick google shows that we weren’t alone in noticing this strange circumstance. Go to a pub in a more affluent area? Boom. Tweed flat cap, Barbour jacket (the wax of which can be smelt from around 10-20 feet away), red trousers, and boat shoes. Not that there’s anything wrong with being posh or middle class, or wearing that combination of garb — it’s just not my bag.
But do the red/pink pants objectively look bad? Not at all. The skinny fit the aforementioned people typically go for isn’t for me, but if anything, I feel more people should consider trousers in the red spectrum. Hence why I felt it appropriate to feature these new Flat Twill Fatigue Pants by Engineered Garments.
As exhibited by Lost & Found, these pants work. And whilst olive drab will arguably always be the king of fatigue colorways, these have a place. First off, they’re not even made of sateen. These rosy posies are made from twill, making them chino-adjacent pants with EG’s iconic fatigue silhouette construction. Secondly, the fit is a classic straight leg, which, when paired with the blush tone makes for an unexpectedly versatile pant that will pair perfectly with brown shoes and boots, or even something like white leather sneakers in the spring/summer.
I may not be a rich man, but I’m not intimidated by this non-conventional fatigue colorway, and neither should you be.
Available from Lost & Found for $241.