Trends go in cycles. As Heidi Klum ominously states in Project Runway, “In fashion, one day you’re in, and the next you’re out.” Well, the other part of that quote could be “…and then you’re back in again.” As I’ve mentioned on here before, trends move a lot faster in womenswear so this is seen a bit more. However, it happens in menswear too. The Oxford bags are back. The wide-legged pants for men have returned before (ex. Mick Jagger in the 70’s). They have been slowly coming for the past couple of years. Oliver Cheshire has a great style blog called I Wear the Trousers. In one post he commented on how he thinks trends start in women’s fashion and slowly migrate to men’s. I had never noticed this before, but this is an excellent example of this.
Don’t be fooled. This trend is not easily worn. This trend was far easier to pull off in women’s fashion. We have the help of heeled shoes, cropped lengths, and narrower torsos to balance the look out. As such, it has remained mostly on the runway. One of the only people I’ve seen trying to pull this look off (and surprisingly succeeding) is Jude Law. I’m a fan. While I love the slim fits of suits nowadays, this is an stylish alternative to mix things up.
Here, Jude Law merges two trends that are taking over – wide-legged trousers and the “dandy” look.