What is the typical way in Spanish to refer to "slacks" (or dress pants that you'd wear with a suit or other formal clothing)? Is there a universal way to distinguish them from less formal pants? WordReference doesn't have an entry for it and I don't remember hearing a word for it in my travels.
Some options that you could use might include:
- pantalones de vestir
- pantalones finos
- pantalones buenos
Often times though—assuming it's clear from context—you can informally refer to them as just
pantalones. You'd distinguish these from other types of pants because many of them have different informal words (e.g.
mezclilla for jeans.)
I hope this helps! :)