This is what happens when your pants start adult-ing. Cut like a slim-fit chino, the four-way stretch fabric makes these everyday pants legitimately comfortable no matter what you do, where you go, or how long you have them on. And like our 4-Pocket Pants, they were designed to pass dress codes and club rules.

Willy is cut for a slimmer fit so please order one size larger if a relaxed fit is desired.

  • Details
  • Four-Way Stretch
    86% Poly  |  14% Spandex
    Side Pockets, Back Pockets

    Made in California

  • Color
  • Mendocino | Medium Gray Solid
    Coronado | Navy Blue Solid
    Venice | Cobalt Solid

  • Size & Fit
    30 31" 38” 33”
    32 33” 40” 33”
    34 35” 42” 33”
    36 37” 44” 33”
    38 39” 46” 33”
  • Care
  • Machine wash cold with like colors and tumble dry low. Non-chlorine bleach when needed.

  • Info
  • What are the Willy California 403 Nicer Pants?

    We were analyzing samples of premium athletic fabric when we found the perfect fabric for our Nicer Pants. We were not trying to make slacks that you could wear to work but that is what happened. Great looking pants with four-way stretch and that sleek tailored look. Welcome to Willy California. We didn’t invent pants that you can wear to work but we invented pants that you want to wear to work. No rubbing, no boxy cuts - real comfort and style. 

    Our fine-tuned blend of natural fiber and spandex keeps you looking pressed and feeling great. No one wants to wear nice pants that are baggy. The spandex is key - we don’t even like spandex but in this case it works. These pants move when you move. As part of our product testing, we ran miles in these pants and banged out cycle classes. Sitting at a desk or client lunch is baby food for these slacks. The fantastic feel of premium natural fabric and the bounce back capability of spandex. Dressing up and looking nice does not have to be uncomfortable. From the office to lunch and then straight to the first tee, the Nicer Pants are the way to go.

    Why Are These Pants Called “Nicer”?

    At Willy California we marry premium fabric with modern, tailored design to create a wardrobe for the guy on the go. The Nicer Pants are a key piece of our mission. We have a broad line of pants because we dial in our blend of materials precisely to match the specific circumstances for your whole calendar. From shorts in three styles to track suits for the guy on the run, the Nicer Pants are the pinnacle of our line. Everyone needs a “nice” pant when you have to dress up but this shouldn’t mean feeling constrained or rigid. Long pants that rub in all the wrong places affect your mood and productivity.  

    You shouldn’t have to give up comfort and movement just to look nice regardless if it's a slim-fit or straight leg cut. In spite of our product testing legends, these pants were not designed for a five mile jog. But we all end up running around more than we want.  This is where the performance fabric comes in. Built for the office and tailored for life. The Nicer Pants are what happens when premium performance fabrics meet a made to measure, tailored look.

    What Makes the Nicer Pants so Amazing?

    We really pushed these pants during product testing and were simply amazed with their performance qualities and resilience. The fact that they look so sleek and tailored is what defined the role these pants can play in your closet. As a result of the athletic DNA, these pants can also stay with you as you leave the office and dive head first into the night. In fact, if you were designing a long pant for working out your goal would be a pair of pants as lightweight and flexible as our Nicer Pants. You will wear these pants with pride and they are more durable than you think.  

    Most importantly, they are practically wrinkle proof. A pair of dress-up pants that you can throw in your gym bag without a worry in the world. Pull them out and you are off to dinner. As a result, the pants travel very well too. Roll them up and throw them into your travel bag and go. It doesn’t matter how you treat these slacks, they’re going to look sharp when you need them to. If a superhero had to wear nice pants this would be the pair, looking bulletproof and ready for anything.

    When Should I Wear the Nicer Pants?

    To be clear, during our product testing, we jogged many miles in these pants, cycled and did yoga. But this is not the intended use for the Nicer Pants. We make clothes for the whole day and we needed to check the boxes for the office, a nice lunch and cocktail hour. And, of course, the Sunday morning round of golf. You should wear Nicer Pants when you are worried about what to wear. An elevated look with world class comfort and performance - the Willy way. This usually means you “need to look nice” which is why we call them the Nicer Pants. 

    Looking nice doesn’t mean you have to give up comfort or feel. If you’re going to learn one thing about us, it’s that we are very specific in the products we make. We know you’d prefer to live in a world where sweatpants and shorts work in the office like dress pants, but we also know that there are few social norms left. Our 403 Nicer Pants are meant for the slightly more grown-up days—the one where you leave beast mode at the gym and switch on a more business-centric focus. 

    Where can you get the 403?  Any way I can give them a try first? 

    Right now, you can only get Willy California Nicer Pants from our website. But by sending them directly to you, we’re giving you the highest quality product at the best possible price. Don’t let middlemen hold you back, get the most value for the best price directly from us. 

    But hey, we get it. You might not feel comfortable taking a risk like this. Let us make it easier on you: if for whatever reason you don’t like our pants, send them back. You don’t have to explain and we won’t make you jump through a bunch of hoops either. Our brand is all about taking the guesswork out of being a contemporary boss. You sending your shorts back in will just light a fire under us that will make us improve and perform all the better. That’s our promise. 


Moisture Wicking

Performance Fabrics


Comfort Guaranteed

Four-Way Stretch

Made in California

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