Aug 13, 2008

Rolled up pants and shorts

Rolling up pants is continuous trend from Spring. In Tokyo, humidity level is high, so I can see people roll up their bottom every year. The difference of this trend between this year and other years is how long they roll up their bottom. Most people roll up their bottom around the top of their ankle. Rolling up at below the knees is too much in this summer.

Regarding shoes they choose, they pick flip-flop, leather sandal, slip-on shoes and, off course, sneaker. My favorite combination is slim jeans and high-cut basketball shoes. I used to see lapping jeans bottom on a basketball shoes, but everybody rolls up bottom and give a glimpse of their ankles in this summer. Here are other rolled up pants styles.

Shorts is also a trend item among mens. The length should be over knees. I saw some guys roll up the shorts to adjust the length. I guess this style is derived from ivy look boom men's magazines boosted up, so the guys usually wear jacket or polo shirt along with leather shoes.
Here is good shorts style.

There are other shorts styles with sneakers, which are more casual.

denim shorts with treking boots.

In this summer, don't forget show your ankles or knees whenever you wear pants :)


the_kitten said...

super great report, I especially liked the shorts selection. keep it up! The guy with the pink sneakers is fierce!

nashi said...

> the kitten
thanks! The ferociousness the pink sneakers guy has reminds me Musashi Miyamoto appeared in Vagabond (Samurai Manga). I god the feel of Samurai spirit from him :)

Aarthi said...

Hi I am a fashion journalism student and am writing a trend feature on rolled up pants. It would be really helpful if you can answer some questions for research. Wont take more than 5 minutes of your time.