Q&A: Are Pleated Pants Out of Style?
QUESTION: Although I am 29, many of my colleagues say I dress like an old man. I get made fun of moslty for my pants, which are all pleated (often double pleats). I really like pleats and thought they were still considered cool. Are pleats still in?
ANSWER: If you look good in pleats, then pleats are always in style – for you. But to be fair, there is a Part II and III.
Part II – It could be time to update your pleats: better fabric, lower rise, single pleat, a smaller cuff, etc. All these things effect how your clothes look on you. If you’re wearing the same cheapo clothes you wore in college then you look stuck in a time warp – and old.
Part III: An outfit is a sum of it’s parts. If your “grandpa pleats” are paired withuneventful shirts, ties and accessories, then the pleats are not the only problem, it’s what accompanying them!
Take a good look in the mirror and honestly ask yourself, is it time for a wardrobe intervention?
And of course, check My Style Blueprint and get some definitive answers on what to wear, purchase and avoid.
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