Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Lanvin pleats - Image /NYMAG
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.
Below are some more that I like. Ron Burgundy said it all - "It's the pleat in my pants... Don't act like you're not impressed!"
Kenzo pleats - Image /WWD
Two Dries van Noten pleats - Images /NYMAG
Burberry pleats on NZer Aiden Andrews - Image /NYMAG
Cerruti pleats on Robbie Wadge - Image /WWD
I LIKE YOU!