In the media's never-ending quest to make sure that men are always at their trendiest, some of the country's biggest newspapers have teamed up this week to reveal what every member of the human species with a Y chromosome needs to be doing, wearing and liposuctioning. If you see a clean shaven, dad jean-wearing man with a surgically enhanced butt, please give him a pat on the back: that guy has followed directions. Do you want to be like him? Well, here's your guide to male cool, according to various newspapers.
The Trendiest Man in America...
....Wears Dad Jeans
The Trend: Dad Jeans
The Publication: The New York Times
According to Style section writer Alex Williams, whose last few stories include examinations of Brooklyn's hipster diaspora and the trend of law students renting beach houses to study for the bar exam, dad jeans are making a coming back. "Lighter-blue 'washed' denims, often with a looser fit and a higher waist — call them 'dad jeans' — may be in fashion again," Williams writes, explaining that this may be a backlash to uncomfortable skinny jeans.
So, who's wearing them? As you may know, New York Times trends are usually determined by super-famous celebrities sporting said trend (see: the Jon Hamm theorem). Williams cites street blogs, designers, a Kanye West fashion flop, and an imaginary Bushwick loft party:
But for those willing to push the envelope, dad jeans are one way to stand out at a Bushwick loft party. Besides, roomier washed jeans provide a flourish of ’90s retro, which is making a comeback for Generation Y in the form of Doc Martens, flannel shirts and wallet chains.
Believability: 3/10. Maybe Williams is right. I'll let you know after I hit that Bushwick loft party.