Fashion People Are Still Losing It Over Frankie Shop's Cult Trousers

If there's one product category that's defined last year's aesthetic, I would say it has to be tailoring, and 2023 is continuing the love affair. Editors, influencers and celebrities have been wearing everything from oversized blazers to wide-leg trousers on rotation, enjoying the novelty of sharper pieces once more. To bolster this idea, I have it on good authority that tailoring has been a best seller for many of the brands we work closely with, and all signs indicate that you, our readers, can't get enough of it, either.


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Emma Rose styles The Frankie Shop’s cargo trouser with black leather slides and a vest top. 

This understanding of just how in-demand tailoring is right now made me do a double-take when I saw a chic waistcoat-and-trouser set in Net-a-Porter's new-arrivals section. When clicking through, I realised the waistcoat—in the sleekest shade of olive green and with a distinctive asymmetric fastening—was from The Frankie Shop, a brand our regular readers will know that Who What Wear has a soft spot for.

With its pared-back designs and minimalistic silhouettes, French label The Frankie Shop has become a Who What Wear go-to for elevated basics. It's also a brand I wear as much as my bank balance affords me to. The brand has a track record of pieces that sell out at lightning speed, so I knew this waistcoat wouldn't hang around for long. I added it to my Net-a-Porter wish list and then went to add the matching trousers to it, too. That's when I realised they're not just trousers—they're cargo trousers. And they're the glossiest pair of cargo trousers I've ever seen at that.


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Caroline styles The Frankie Shop’s tailored vest with linen trousers and chunky flip flops. 

Ever since I spotted the set online, I've noticed a fresh crop of influencers snapping it up for themselves, too. A hit last last season, I just know it's only a matter of time before this two-piece sells out; most likely by Fashion Week as everyone will no doubt want to wear it for their FROW appearances.

There's still time, though. Scroll on to see and shop the set for yourself in all three colourways (the OG olive, beige and black). Then continue on to shop other pieces I love from The Frankie Shop's new collection.

Shop The Frankie Shop's Cargo Trouser-and-Waistcoat Set

Shop More New-Season Frankie Shop Finds

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.