Circular Reasoning

Esquire|The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019

Circular Reasoning
WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN, SO THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU GOODWILL THAT PAIR OF EXTRA-ROOMY DOUBLE-PLEATED CHINOS PURCHASED IN 1997
Jonathan Evans

TRUE DETECTIVE’S Rust Cohle would be proud of the chinos’ trajectory over the past couple decades. Because although the pendulum never ceases to swing back and forth between oppositional ideas—minimalism versus maximalism, skinny versus slouchy—nowhere in the current world of men’s style has it returned so close to its late-’90s starting point as with the fit of a 2019 pair of khakis. Fashion is a flat circle.

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The Big Black Book - Fall/Winter 2019