Subjective Style Advice: Less is More

I’m sitting here on my laptop looking up different shoes and boots from Kanye West’s line just because, as well as articles surrounding “the Yeezy hype.” I don’t own a pair Yeezy boots or shoes, but if I did own a pair, I would flip the crap out of them. Why? Because most Yeezy shoes and boots, unlike cars, appreciate in value.

Adidas Yeezy 350 Beige Colorway
Yeezy Boost 350 Oxford Tan priced around $1,500 in value (retailed at $200)

HOWEVER, I’m not here to discuss sneakers and streetwear. I’ll leave that for a topic of conversation within another post. Midway through reading an article about Kanye West’s biggest skeptic, I came across a video from GQ discussing fall fashion, and more specifically, pants in one’s wardrobe. Check it out below.

By now, it’s my hope you watched the video. So I get where GQ is coming from with rocking pleated pants to achieve that relaxed look, but I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever rock pleated pants in my future. If pleated pants were the last pair of pants left in this world, I still wouldn’t wear them. Additionally, I think the fact that the creative director even mentioned the brand is moot. The look is still ugly to me.


Telling a man to rock pleated pants once and a while is like telling women to rock some nasty boot cut jeans that substantially flair out. Just a no no.

He mentioned rocking a slimmer top if one opts for pleated pants. Even if I did this – I still think the look would be ridiculous. I already have a slim profile as it is…I don’t want to look like a scarecrow. Slimmer pants simply look better with all of the kicks in my rotation.

This is one of the pitfalls of fashion. Every 10 to 20 years we go right back to wearing what we wore in the past. Oversized everything in the 2000s? Look at what we’ve seen these past few years. Big, boxy sweaters, denim jackets with sleeves so long that they double as mittens and wide-legged pants are all suddenly “in.” Even some shoes that are trending look mighty clunky – and might I add hideous.

Balenciaga Triple S Trainers

Additionally, rocking a slightly heavier and wider shoe still doesn’t solve the pleated pants issue for me. It just doesn’t.

At the end of the day, I understand that trends come and go – but that doesn’t mean I’ll be following them. This trend of rocking pleated pants is one I am going to scoff at not just now, but for a very long time.

Less fabric and baggage = more style.

Peace, love and style.


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