Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Would you wear: Drop pants?

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I've seen drop-crotch pants cropping up lately in my sale alert emails, which can only mean that they are on the way out again. I first got an inkling of their return when Dior sprinkled them into the Dior Homme Fall 2007 line.

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After that, I saw them occasionally on models in fashion shows, but never out in the wild. While I can appreciate Dior's attempt to rescue men from the clutches of skinny jeans, I have to say that two wrongs do not make it right for this perfectly good-looking man to look like he's wearing a sagging diaper.

Obviously, my answer to the question posed in this post's title is no, but I'm interested to know if any of you have dared to try this trend. Did you get any comments on your pants? What top or shoes did you pair with your parachute pants? And, most importantly, did you do the M.C. Hammer dance?

Curiously enough, there is even a sale on some Ella Moss drop pants today over at Gilt Fuse. Hurry, though. For reasons unbeknownst to me, they're selling out fast.

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  1. NO, would not wear. Along with Gaucho pants, that's a no also.

  2. I second the gaucho motion.

  3. Not if my life depended on it.

  4. I've seen a new phenomenon in Chicago where I will see a group of girls out at a bar or venue and while each person will have a different outfits they will all wear one thing that is weird. I saw this a few weeks ago with drop pants. 3/5 girls in a group had them on.

    Strength in numbers? If some bitch makes fun of one she's got two to back her up.

    Maybe one "drop girl" is flirting with a guy, but it isn't clicking. Maybe another "drop girl" can take her place if its later in the evening.

  5. Perhaps the idea is that "drop girl"s pants will drop faster since they're already halfway there?

    Oh yes I did.

  6. Gaucho pants I can do for some reason. Or maybe I can't and I just think I can. Either way, pirate gear is always high on my to-buy list.