In a recommendation that Bud Fox News hopes men everywhere will ignore, GQ Magazine, in its November issue, encourages readers to embrace their inner genies:
Until recently, you had exactly two options with your cuffs: You rolled ’em up or you rolled ’em down. But in 2014, all the menswear hypebeasts started wearing sweatpants with tapered elastic bottoms that became a newfangled fashion statement. Now designers are stitching those same cuffs onto chinos and cargos and even suit trousers. The result: A quirky detail that gives even conservative khakis a little street-style edge.
Thusnelda Neusbickle, Professor of Fashion Merchandising at Cossatot Technical College, hopes the look doesn’t catch on:
What are these things? It looks like someone stuck his legs through the armholes of a varsity jacket. Look, it’s one thing to bring back Docksiders and popped collars, but I was hoping harem pants were going to stay dead. Putting a slim fit on a bad idea is still a bad idea. Is this for the guy who used to play dress up when he watched I Dream of Jeannie? And harem cargo pants? C’mon, two wrongs don’t make a right.
Outside Macy’s flagship NYC location, Bud Fox News reporter Silence Bellows talked with shoppers about GQ’s fashion tip. Looking for a woman’s perspective, she spoke with Rosie Butt, 26, of Queens, who, when not chewing on her gum, had this to say:
“Oh, my boyfriend would totally rock that look. They’re totally swag.”
She then turned on her high-heeled Timberland boots and was gone.