There's a certain image that springs to mind - to my mind, anyway - when wide leg pants are mentioned. Particularly in 2011's interpretations which lean more to the 70s or the 40s in style. That image is of something very tailored, a high waisted pant that's masculinely powerful and sophisticated. But they don't always have to be that way. As in this outfit the fabric can be a casual one, like a chino or cotton twill, making the effect still a slightly masculine one but in a far more relaxed way.