Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
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Yeah, That Thing About How To Roll Up Your Pants?

"'As cropped pants have become such a style, this is an easy way to get around shortening your pants by three inches,' said Josh Peskowitz, the style editor of Esquire.com, who had rolled up his pants that very morning. 'It's noncommittal.'"
-CAN'T EVEN DEAL.

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Screen Name (#2,416)

I am sitting here with my jeans rolled all the way up past my thighs. I no longer have sensation in my feet and my legs are turning blue-gray. I am committal.

garge (#736)

Been missing you!

Screen Name (#2,416)

Thanks! That's nice of you.

G Garcia-Fenech (#4,190)

Screw it, I'm not wearing pants today.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Guys in Capris. THAT'S commitment.

barnhouse (#1,326)

He'll be peeling a peach, next.

MikeBarthel (#1,884)

And to think, my "fuck it, it's really hot, I don't care" move of rolling 'em up past the calves was totes fashionable! Suck on that, attractive Soho teens who looked at me like "who is this sweaty homeless man?"

NicFit (#616)

"…nothing about the outfit should be dressy, at the risk of looking too studied. While you're at it, stop trying so hard."

I don't think I understand the people in this article.

C_Webb (#855)

He pegs his pants one leg at a time, just like everybody else.

dado (#102)

Between this and the hip hop pants on the ground we'll soon be wearing our pants upside down and inside out…like when I run out of toilet paper.

Well this is as good a time as any to find out that V.I.M. is on Twitter. Countdown to the restock of the peach acid-washed shirt-and-jeans combo that I wore with pink Reeboks in 1987 starts now…

MikeBarthel (#1,884)

Ooh!

I'm putting all my money into hammer pants in 2k11

MikeBarthel (#1,884)

Jamz or nothing.

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

You dare to wear a peach (acid-washed shirt & pants)?

BadUncle (#153)

Throw on a lobster clip, Maura, and you'll spin me round (like a record).

C_Webb (#855)

It's noncommittal, AND it gives the impression that you could clam at any moment.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I'll wait for the guys who decide to wear just the cuffs.

zidaane (#373)

I worry about people that don't wear socks.

hungrybee (#2,091)

No socks until October! But I'm a chick, so the shoe choices are different.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

Does anybody want to talk about the medal the dapper gentleman on the far left is wearing? I'd sign on for medal-wearing as a trend before I'd sign on for pants-rolling.

Mount_Prion (#290)

I was going to leave a comment about being a guy in capris, but I was far too distracted by the "biggerbras.com" advert that this post has summoned up.

C_Webb (#855)

I'll take bigger bras over bearbaiting.

City_Dater (#2,500)

Flashback: It's 1988 and I am watching my then-boyfriend carefully peg and roll his Girbaud twill trousers so his scrunched socks show above his vintage wingtips.
I can't go through all this garment-related figeting again.

And no, kids, I wasn't dating Elvis Costello.

theheckle (#621)

Why do shorts on a man mean he's 12 and these on a man mean he's fashionable?

Shouldn't it be: shorts mean he understands temperature regulation and these mean he is unable to purchase pants that fit?

VERY MUCH AGREE.

Mount_Prion (#290)

Also, just because you look like you just came off a bicycle doesn't mean you did. Fookin' posers.

Bittersweet (#765)

No kidding. My hand itches to slap every guy pictured upside the head.

Also, Johnny Depp would never peg his pants, unless was playing a SoHo douchebag in a movie.

Has The Powerful Editor of a Major Fashion Magazine ever been quoted as enthusiastically saying, "I loved the show! All the looks were SO NONCOMMITAL." I vote we just throw out the term altogether as inapplicable to both fashion and climate-appropriateness.

C_Webb (#855)

"So elegant and INADVERTENT!"

gregorg (#30)

And that is the difference between Esquire and a Major Fashion Magazine.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

When the Waterworld borders start rising in here, I'll start rolling my jeans up.

alannaofdoom (#4,512)

(The "NB4R" is silent.)

Mister_Neutron (#5,921)

Thank God I can count on The Awl for updates on the hippest NYC trends. Shit like this just doesn't even occur to us as a fashion statement here in the flyover states. We are so backwards.

Chris (#5,644)

I roll my pants and I love it.

DO YOU HEAR ME????

I ROLL MY PANTS AND I LOVE IT.

davidwatts (#72)

STRONGLY AGREE.

I also have above-the-knee jean cutoffs THAT I LOVE.

Chris (#5,644)

Yes! Strength in numbers!

TOO SOON.

Yeah but. I roll up my pants but I don't need nobody TELLING ME HOW TO DO IT.

wb (#2,214)

Don't lie: you're totally going to try that whole pinching and rolling to make a pleated peg trick.

garge (#736)

Does no one else call this "pegging" a "French cuff," or were we just real hicks in #CLEVELAND?

Kevin Knox (#4,475)

I'm just going to wear a sarong until it gets cold again.

wb (#2,214)

I WORE MINE THIS MORNING (and then put on rolled up jeans to take the dog out).

bronwyn (#3,351)

I take your sarong sir, and raise it to a kaftan. If that's not the least committed of clothes (they can't even commit to seams), I don't know what is.

Pandemic Endemic (#3,825)

I think that was the first time that I have ever seen "dandy" used as a good verb, not as a derogatory verb or noun, outside of a Betty Crocker cookbook.

What next?

A resurgence of "fey?"

nerdpita (#3,684)

V-neck pants really helps keep me cool this summer.

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