Today is Monday, 25 May and I woke up this morning curious about news on men’s casual pants. Think about it… what was it like back in the day to ONLY have hard copy tabloid paper news copy to read? Too slow, right?
Commenting on women’s dress and skirt lengths has been the subject of frenzied fashion talk since mankind set its mind to the task of covering up. But recently, fluctuations in the length of men’s trousers have caused raised eyebrows and head scratching too. Skirt lengths are so last millenium This spring the most fashionable trousers are finishing a number of inches above the masculine ankle, sending some guys into a sartorial tailspin not experienced since soccer player David Beckham wore a sarong (a fancy word for a wrap-around skirt) in 1998.
Much of this can be laid at the door of designer Thom Browne, a man who wears trousers of any length except long. “Thom Browne has made very short cropped trousers his signature over the past several years and that works for a very specific guy,” Brian Boye, executive fashion director of Men’s Health told the Observer. Mr. Browne’s edgy, cropped trousers have now filtered out into the mainstream of men’s fashion. To keep your trousers the right side of something a clown might wear, according to Mr. Boye, the trick is to ensure they don’t creep up any higher than mid-shin. “It’s best if they fall about an…
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