Fashion, as we know, goes in cycles. Thus, after a good few years of thigh-constriction thanks to the skinny jean, the newest shapes for men’s trousers this Spring seem to be all about giving us space to breathe. Whether carrot, balloon, wide-leg or harem the look from waist down is all about having some extra fabric to move in.
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Who’d a thunk this video was nearly 20 years old? Yellow Magic Orchestra do their thing, which is ambient eletropop, in the Budokan centre in Tokyo in 1980.
Check out the super-puffed shirts, a marked contrast to the slim-fit we’ve grown accustomed to recently. Hopefully it’ll serve as some kind of sartorial inspiration if you going out somewhere nice this weekend!
Plain old trousers just wont cut it anymore, especially when womenswear retailers are frothing at the mouth over the peg-leg, carrot, and cropped varieties of the trouser this season.
French Connection’s vintage trousers (£80) feature two tucks at the hip for a more traditional voluminous shape, a turn-up and a waist cinch for a perfect fit. They will look good teamed with simple, modern pieces like a grey v-neck sweater and white leather plimsolls to avoid a museum-y or overly retro feel.
Slouchy pleated trousers are back, wa-ay back in the 3rd issue of Fantastic Man magazine last year they had a whole spread of slouchy trousers with pleats you haven’t seen since the ’80s. If you live in London you might have seen Afghani immigrants wearing baggy sand-coloured pleat-front trousers, that the look you’re going for. The pleats add volume, and if carefully done won’t make you look like a moron US banker. The guys in the two images above have perfected the look by keeping it casual, the last thing you want when you’re trying out a new trend is for it to scream "Look! I’m trying something new!" See after the jump for some slouchy trousers and product links.