trends & subculturesFriday, April 16, 2021

Why You Should be Flexing a Pair of Dad Jeans

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WORDS BY JOSEPH FURNESS

 

When Simon Porte Jacquemus, Virgil Abloh and Oliver Rousteing all agree on a trend for SS19, you pay attention — even if that trend is completely (and we mean completely) out of your comfort zone.

 

We’re talking dad jeans. Think Joey from F.R.I.E.N.D.S; Think Obama’s everyday flex; Think Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in that 90s throwback photo; Think, quite simply, your dad’s go-to denim.

 

“The simple dad jean . . . serves as a smart base for some of menswear’s more kooky shirts and jackets as seen on the runways at Versace, Prada and Off-White” - Steff Yotka for VOGUE

 

By now, everything else in your wardrobe is most-likely inspired by the dadcore fashion movement. We’re talking your bucket hat, your zip-up fleece, your oversized blazer and even your hiking-inspired sneakers.

 

And we think that if you’re going to make an outfit work, you’ve got to make it a whole look. You’ve got to put your heart, body, soul and legs into it. So go get yourself a pair of dad jeans, and for extra style points (and Insta likes), make it one of these six below.

 

“Think of that loose, slightly faded pair your old man wears when he’s cutting the hedges and you’re on the right track; think Simon Cowell and you’ve gone one step too far.” - Fashion Beans

 

APC Dad Jeans

 

Effortless dad style made easy with APC. Throw on a pair of these with an oversized tee and a pair of Balenciaga track sneakers and you’ll be okily-dokily ok to go.

 

Levi’s Dad Jeans

 

Nothing screams dad denim more than a pair of washed-blue, straight-leg Levi’s. The American denim brand has been outfitting fathers since forever and it’s about time us younger generations invested in a pair to see what all the fuss is about.

 

Prada Dad Jeans

 

If there’s a current trend, you can bet your bottom dollar that Miuccia Prada has put her stamp (and a Prada label) on it. What makes a pair of Prada dad jeans different? The integrated denim belt and back-pocket logo for starters.

 

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Dad Jeans

 

#mycalvins but this time she's commenting 'daddy' for less-explicit reasons. 

This pair in particular emanate double dad vibes as the back pocket is printed with a VHS-cover-art-style Jaws print. Classic Spielberg is soooo 'dad era'.

 

Tom Ford Light Wash Fitted Jeans

 

Even the king of sex appeal, Tom Ford, has decided to turn his hand to designing ‘dad jeans’. If this isn’t confirmation that dad jeans are about to become the new norm, then we don’t know what is. So get ahead!

 

Versace Team Logo Jeans

 

Trust Versace — the utmost 90s brand — to create one of the most-appealing pair of dad jeans currently available. And in true Versace fashion, Donatella’s taken the dadcore trend to its extreme by slapping a ‘team logo’ patch on the back of each pair.

 

 

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