Thursday, March 11, 2010
Making A Case For Pleated Shorts
I'm no trend forecaster and my opinion carries no weight, but I'd like to make a quick case for pleated shorts. Before all you flat front soldiers start wildin', keep in mind I'm not endorsing baggy 3 pleated potato sacks - I'm talking "trim" shorts with one, maybe two pleats max. I can't say for sure why I am drawn to them, but it most likely has to do with their structure and clean lines. Pleated shorts can be aesthetically pleasing if you keep them understated, tailored and pressed. I love creased shorts as it is and adding a pleat only increases the garment's architecture - there's just something solid about it all. It seems like rolled or cuffed flat fronts are all the rage these days, but I'm making a case for some pleats and a goddamn crease while I'm at it. Good thing I'm not a lawyer.