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Fashion trends: Skinny jeans are dead. It's all bout the pants now

Men's clothing above waist is no longer in focus. Attention is on trousers now, writes Guy Trebay

Guy Trebay 

In the summer of 1934, the fabled Italian couturier Elsa Schiaparelli weighed in on women in trousers. “Of course, we don’t want pants,” the straight-shooting designer said, as reported in Time magazine’s August 2013 issue. “Men are already ugly enough in them without having women wear them.” Schiaparelli was correct. Trousers are ugly. Anyone who has visited places where a wrapped garment is the preferred covering for the lower half of the male anatomy can tell you that. Kilts, dhotis, lungi, sarongs, tunics and even the toga have obvious ...

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First Published: Mon, January 16 2017. 10:15 IST
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