Monday, November 16, 2009
To Pleat Or Not To Pleat
To pleat or not to pleat, that is the question. For me, I say not to pleat but I do own some double forward pleated trousers. However, at least 98% of my wardrobe is flat front trousers with a 1 3/4 inch cuff (occasionally a 2 inch cuff). But, unlike some of the trad community, I don't think a pair of pleated trousers classifies someone as not being preppy/WASPy/Trad, etc. And furthermore, to say that no Ivy League students in good standing wore pleated trousers is silly. Sure, J Press, Chipp and others only sold flat front trousers, but some students did wear pleated pants. Now, as I said earlier, I favor the flat front trouser but pleats are OK!