I’m so utterly obsessed with pleated pants right now that if I don’t get some immediately I think I might spew. I don’t know why everyone’s been so anti them for the past couple of years, that whole GQ driven ‘you MUST wear flat front pants!’ tirade can’t have helped the cause, but I guess there were some pretty bad pleats going around for a while there. I love the volume, shape and texture pleats give to pants. I love them cuffed, I love them cropped, I love them in wool suiting, cottons and even satin (as seen above at Lanvin). I especially love those really bad American beige chinos that Country Club members wear – especially when cool guys roll them up.
Two Dries van Noten pleats – Images /NYMAG
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