Fashion always reaches the extreme before it swings back the other direction.
At some point in the ’60s some guys exaggerated the “I’ve had these since puberty” look by wearing their trousers with ultra-highwater hems.
In the movie “The Outsiders,” the denim-clad greasers mock the khaki-clad socs (pronounced “soshes,” for social) for looking like they’re expecting a flood.
And in “Making The Grade,” the advice is given that pants should look like you outgrew them last year. Actor Judd Nelson is then seen with his khakis rolled halfway up his shins.
Of course, the opposite extreme — with trouser hems dragging on the ground — looks equally as bad.
As in most things in life, pursue the middle way. — CC