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I imagine that there are plenty of jersey material drop-crotch pants that stretch to accommodate whatever range of motion gym shorts offer.
post #83552 of 98155
But if it's stretching, it's still impeding your movement to some degree, even if also accommodating it, yes?
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

But if it's stretching, it's still impeding your movement to some degree, even if also accommodating it, yes?

you could say the same thing about basically any pair of pants

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I would love to see someone wear a pair of really drop crotch pants and pair it with some workwear. Not all dark stuff, either, but something sorta fun, like some of Junya Watanabe's pieces.

You know, I'm a fan of drop crotch pants paired with fitted tops. The contrast can be pretty sweet. Along with workwear, we need some drop crotch action in a #menswear context. Like harem pants in glen plaid
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

you could say the same thing about basically any pair of pants

Yea that's why for most athletic pursuits shorts seem to make sense.

Edit: sorry still stuck on the image of the guy playing hoops in them.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

But if it's stretching, it's still impeding your movement to some degree, even if also accommodating it, yes?

The short answer is yes. In some of the more well conceived versions of these pants, and pants that are related, like Helmut Lang's pants from the 1990s with straps between the legs, there were/are implicit or explicit invoking of bondage and BDSM. So, movement was explicitly impeded. A lot of the designers that do it now, I can't be sure whether it's that well thought out. I imagine that in some cases it is, and that in orders, it's as simple as "Oh, that might look cool, bro."
post #83556 of 98155
I like my drop crotch Hope trousers

w/e dudes
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Was the original look of the drop crotch inspired by sagging basketball shorts at all? I think the long shorts were popularized by the fab five ~1991
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That's a basic Japanese street style look unless I'm missing something (forgot toquote LAGuy)
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That's a basic Japanese street style look unless I'm missing something (forgot toquote LAGuy)

I find that the basic Japanese street style look really lacks whimsy or humor, which is interesting, since a lot of Japanese designers seem to really emphasize both of those qualities. Maybe I'm just missing something. But yes, superficially, that's true.
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I think Rick drop crotch was influenced by LA street wear and kids sagging pants. Could be wrong. edit: oh, and BBS drop crotch seems likely taken from hip hop kids sagging, which itself comes from emulating oversized prison uniforms... Not sure about CCP since it's based so much in tailoring. Probably just proportion play (I mean I guess they all are really, but no overt reference to something else is the point). Other brands, probably other ideas.

Damir drop crotch seems to come directly from harem pants. One Siki Im pair as well is based on harem pants. No surprise that both use tunics a lot too.

Comme still does drop crotch. There's a gray wool pair out for this season I kinda like. Yohji has been doing it a while too, though its more like a really long rise.

It pops up here and there every so often, like in Dior fall 07.

Funny that all these things have come together to make a trend that we can see on the likes of Psy and Justin Bieber.
Edited by pickpackpockpuck - 9/4/13 at 8:34am
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Errthang old is new again

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I think the harem pants would probably be the least restricting movement wise, and yeah I'm talking about the ones that are really loose all around, except for waist, and crotch down to the knee, then cinched ankles.
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Unless you're Bruce Lee or some en vogue yogi, I can't imagine drop crotches being noticeably restrictive.

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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

There may be exceptions, and it's not inherently awful as someone will inevitably argue, but still it strikes me as sad that Lanvin blazers (e.g. with grosgrain pockets c2012) and Margiela knits (e.g. the knit cotton yarn sweaters from ss12 priced over £1,000) are made in Romania.

The value of "made in Italy" may be largely sentimental, but these are luxury companies that literally as well as figuratively trade on intangible desire and emotion.

I don't really buy this. My impression is that serious consumers/customers actually don't care very much and are more concerned with the feeling the actual garment gives them. That's what i think good designers try to do anyway. Make clothes that make you feel something.
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I would not recommend wearing drop crotch pants to do any moderate to strenuous physical activity. If you're just walking around or lounging around, it's not super noticeable. But yes, because the crotch is lower your legs can't extend as far in any direction. That being said I think drop crotch pants are cool and I wear them every once in a while. I mean I also wouldn't recommending doing heavy lifting or playing contact sports in a cardigan or a blazer.
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