Sunday, February 10, 2013
Nice Try, Bro
While browsing Nice Try, Bro, a blog that humorously criticizes sartorial mishaps from around the blogosphere, I came upon this photo. Of the outfit above, this was said.
Despite possessing a frame that would suggest a strong gust of wind may blow him to Oz, the real ingenuity behind Luca Rubinacci’s tailoring is that he cuts his trousers to prioritize function over form: the bagginess doubles as a parachute-like device. So don’t worry if you ever see him floating around Italy—he’ll land safely.
But don’t ask me about this color combination. I have absolutely no explanation for this abomination.
Have we reached a point in menswear where everything must be shrunken down so much as to consider this baggy? It seems, these days, that fashion dictates a skin-tight pant which either ends a few inches above the ankle, or ripples at the bottom with a mile of extra fabric. Excuse me if the traditional cut of my trouser doesn't cut off circulation to any vital organs.
And the color?
I'd say it's quite bluetiful, bro.
Author: Scott Alexander