i’m not crazy

my pants are. 

Whether it’s designers far to the left of the middle like Dries van Noten (above) or the tried and true design houses of Prada and Dolce y Gabbana – there is something wild going on below the waist this Spring. All over the runways in NY, Paris and Milan were classic cut trousers, bloomers, high waisted tuxedo pants – heck – basically any kind of pant – reimagined in colors and patterns that unavoidably pop. The message it seems is that we don’t have to keep all of our “color” up top.

(DSquared2 in Orange – a more subtle version of the trend – great for a summer afternoon of cocktails by the pool)

(Paul Smith tie dye pant. Would be amazing with a shawl collar black tuxedo jacket and a black t-shirt. Crocker Ball anyone?)

(Prada Pastel Print. Not loving this Pajama like option – but take this color note and rock it in a slim denim with a pair of Chuck Taylor’s and a rock n roll t-shirt. )

In 99% of the examples the trend was worn with neutrals and generally paired with more formal tops and blazers. The idea is to let the pants do the talking. While not everyone is able to pull off a tye die print silk pajama pant with a tuxedo jacket, you can still make this trend your own with chinos, jeans, and even dress trousers in bright primary colors paired with neutral button ups. Give it a trial run to a fun dinner and drinks in the city and see how you feel. I’ve got a feeling your crazy pants will turn up the fun a bit – just be being around. Nothing wrong with a little lower half attention now is there ;).

– brother

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