Pleat front pants for men: are they in?
If men would solely dress to feel comfortable, their closets would without a doubt favour the presence of pleat front pants. But since appearance these days is nearly everything and a slick, polished, composed image is worth a thousand words if nothing else, a lot of thought has been but lately into deciding if the pleat front pants are indeed in fashion for spring 2013 or just another unfortunate blast from the past.
Based on the 1970s and 1980s looser fashions, the pleated pants for men marked a return close to the end of 2011, when the runways pointed towards a relaxed sense of tailoring. With designers like Vivienne Westwood and Dolce & Gabbana betting on loose tailoring through the thighs and the crotch, the look gained perspective and slowly evolved into a trend. For spring 2013 this same trend achieved a subtle quality with its modern rendering highlighting nearly invisible pleats, still feeling extreme at times.
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