Do you think pleats will return to men’s fashion?
History repeats itself in every facet of life…certainly in men’s clothing. Flat fronts brought something new (aka “repeated”) to men’s clothing over the last 10 years…but pleats are ready for a resurgence.
Here is a recent ad in GQ for Giorgio Armani…
OK…so Giorgio Armani thinks so from this February, 2016 GQ ad!
I love pleated pants…they are much more comfortable…no matter how large I make the thigh…and they make everyone look great…the extra lines of the pleats just elongate the torso!
So…don’t expect to see pleated pants anywhere in retail stores for the next few years…but if you chat up your local custom tailor, ask him/her about trying a pair of pleated pants this year…be a fashion leader…and re-find what comfort is all about!
Please call if you can’t find a custom clothier near you. I’ll be glad to assist you in finding one!
Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christpher’s Custom