Trend report: Goodbye skinny pants

BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Last updated 10:20 23/10/2012

Related Links

Menswear comes into its own at NY Fashion Week More menswear at New York Fashion Week Menswear focuses on easy chic Menswear trend report: Camo Menswear trend report: Blue

Relevant offers

Fashion

Dame Kate Harcourt teams up with Partridge Jewellers The struggle to launch your own fashion label African-themed fashion show slated for only using white models Are these the five worst shoes in the history of fashion? Tyra Banks rants against fashion industry Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers right fit G-string underwear in decline as 'technical' knickers take over Designer Rick Owens punches model after his catwalk death threat to the German chancellor Vogue slammed for suggesting Cara D's gay relationship is a phase Best & worst dressed celebrities

Think back hard enough and you might just remember that skinny trousers haven't always been the silhouette du jour. Straight leg, and even balloonish wide leg trousers used to be all the rage.

Skinny leg pants have dominated fashion for close on a decade, but all good trends must come to an end.

"We're seeing a move away from the slim look that was coined by Christian Dior all those years ago," says Murray Crane of New Zealand menswear label Crane Brothers. "Classic menswear is really coming back in, we're seeing wider cuts and even trouser details like cuffs and pleated fronts."

Classic pleat front trousers are a star feature in Dior Homme's current winter collection, while over at Lanvin and Raf Simons trousers are simple and flat fronted, flaring out through the ankle. 

This isn't just a trend that's stuck on the runways - supermodel David Gandy and fashion designer Marc Jacobs have both been spotted in wider cut trou, and in New Zealand Crane Brothers is widening its ready-to-wear trouser cuts to better suit the new look.

You might be wedded to your skinny pants but for some men this new silhouette will be a blessing. "There are a lot of guys who don't suit ultra-skinny tailoring," Crane says. 

Will you be sorry to see the end of skinny pants?

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was your best dressed of the week?

Heidi Klum

Pia Miller

Hannah Tointon

Taylor Schilling

Tia Mowry

Charlotte Le Bon

The meh - Megan Fox

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content