I have been waiting for a great pair of leather pants for about a year…and I anticipated Fall’13 may accommodate my request. In menswear, the concept of “trickle down” moves as a snails pace in comparison to womenswear. I would attribute this to the fact that fast fashion retailers have to water-down a designer look to make it appeal to the menswear mass market. But what are guys like me supposed to do? It’s not like I can rock new season Givenchy, Balmain, and Balstaff every day.
Luckily, Zara has been standing apart from the rest, by offering many trend-driven pieces. This season especially they did not disappoint, and as I expected, they are featuring several leather pants. I’m still not certain why I felt it essential to buy all of them…but I digress. Anyway, fast fashion, while it may not maintain the same artistic integrity as the original designer archetype, can still be styled to convey a look that is fashion forward and trendy.
Today’s look is completely comprised of fast fashion retailers. I paired these vegan leather moto pants from Zara, with my new favorite flannel. (Which I bought at H&M for $30. Yeah, $30.) Next, I threw on an acid wash grey T, also from H&M, and brought along a jersey moto-jacket in case it gets cold. All in all, this look is easy, trendy, and affordable – perfect for getting lunch and shopping, a casual dinner, or grabbing drinks with friends.
Photography by: Jessica Adkins // ARAVAGGIO