In line with menswear smartening up over the last few years, woollen trousers have become a new staple for every man’s capsule wardrobe. We take a closer look at what makes these sartorial essentials so stylish and suggest ways you can wear them both in and outside of the office.

Now we've left the warmer months behind, it's time to swap your lightweight trousers and chinos with something a little warmer. Enter the wool trouser. Not only is the style a toastier option for your autumn/winter wardrobe, but it will also add some stylish texture to your look.

For a casual take, we suggest wearing your woollen trousers with a chunky knit in an autumnal hue such as burgundy or emerald green. Finish the look off with a polished pair of Oxford shoes or brogue boots.

If you fancy taking a more daring approach, opt for a coloured style of woollen trousers such as a pair in a green and navy check plaid. Team them with a vibrant pair of socks and suede brogues for an extra dash of panache.

Keep your look contemporary and fresh yet with a classic touch by teaming a pair of printed socks and eye-catching brogues with an understated pair of grey wool trousers.

Opt for a pure wool suit for a more office-ready approach. Ideal for that important client lunch or meeting in the boardroom, nothing will make you feel more sharp or confident than a well-cut woollen suit.

On Reiss: Woollen trousers come in many different mixes, however you don't get more luxurious than a pure wool pair. Not only do our Gleneagle check trousers feature a pure wool exterior, but they also have an eye-catching check that will ensure you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. Shop all of our AW13 trousers now.