i've always said that certain retail chains could turn their whole damn chains around
if they'd step away from all denim all the time
and try and re-imagine a category.
they're just as, if not more so, functional as denim.
they are a touch more versatile in the dressing up category.
and done right, they actually make you look unique in this denim mad world.
but they have to be rethought a bit.
first, the fit.
don't we all want a waist? i think waists are great. i think all the crunches and laps in the pool are done for a reason. and even if we're just sitting at starbucks on santa monica watching the waists go by, we WANT them. so how about cutting a khaki that emphasizes that, huh? so hard? really?
and perhaps we can leave the pleats behind. as in "the trash".
i think now is probably the time to add a little volume to the leg. much more modern. nothing viktor and rolf-ish (for those of you that missed the reference, e-on over to style.com and look it up. you people really need to read the syllabus before you come to class.) but a little breathing room so you can sit down.
and perhaps a slightly fuller lower leg. i'm not asking for hammer pants, just something more like this.
add a bronze button, a pair of trainers, and a tee, and suddenly, you're neither the chelsea clone, nor the dockers boy.
alright, i'm done with you. go away.