By: Eric Kelley II
The New Boyz and the west coast culture introduced us to skinny jeans and then designers caught hold of them then KABOOM! Can’t find a guy without them in the last 5 years. Just like everything in this world, things have to change. A new AW16 trend is amongst and it’s starting with your pants. Runaways and influencers have ‘loosen’ up their grip on the fits of the pants they’re wearing. Slightly slouchy and slightly cropped is the new fad on the scene. Think “The Outsiders” or “Grease”. Giving a little breathing room to your pants is returning to the cool side of the fence. Now we’re not telling you to give up your Levi’s 501 Slim Fits. What we are telling you is to try something new or old in this case.
High fashion brands like Gucci, Fendi and Prada have all displayed the new trend, making it hard to believe that the slouchy fit is making a coming back. The streetwear and influencers at LCM were heavy on the trend. If you weren’t in a suit across the pond, then slightly cropped pants and an unfitted shirt was all you needed to stand out and look fresh. I know, what you’re thinking. Why must go back to what our Pops were doing back in the 50’s and 60’s? You gotta think, they were cool once before, just like jean jackets and now they’re back. Try it out and make it your own. Don’t know where to start? You can find some brands to start this trend off with at GQ.com!
Let us know how you’re enjoying the new Fall trend! Post pictures and talk to us on IG @kontrolhomme. Use the hashtag #kontorlmag with all your pics of the new trend. As always, stay dapper gentlemen.