Sunday, October 4, 2009

(Gestating) Trend alert

From the Post:

Of all the dubious fashion trends in recent memory — rompers for grown-ups, homeless chic, the cowboy boot in summer — none is more dubious and perplexing than this latest one: Looking like you forgot your pants.

It is, at the moment and among a certain subset of fashion girls, the most avant-garde mode of dress: Pairing a tailored Oxford shirt with a boyfriend blazer and $500 shoes, topped with some artfully tousled bed-head and smudged eyeliner. And off to work!

As with most ridiculous trends, it gestated on the streets of Williamsburg and the Lower East Side for a year before its embrace by the mainstream.

In any event, I'm still introducing my new top for men -- The Jennings.

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Goggla said...

I've seen this in the morning and was tempted to say something but...let the coworkers do it. Ladies, tights are NOT pants. Please.

Bowery Boogie said...

nice animal house tie-in. sutherland is hysterical.

Alex in NYC said...

On men, I believe the shirt-with-no-pants aesthetic is referred to as "Porky Pig Style."

EV Grieve said...

@Alex. Ha!

Jill said...

Oh I too saw a girl today on Ave A with no pants. She was wearing a crochet hat and scarf over her blouse. And did you know that a machine cannot crochet, so we know it was made by hand.

I wanted to ask her where her pants were, and then realized I would sound like my grandmother. So that was kind of depressing, actually. Now I would say, "No pants! Excellent choice, missy."