Pleats: Eight Visual Arguments in Favor
For those about to pleat, we salute you.
We also caution you: you’re about to embark on some next-level sartorial shit here. On this, the first day of November in the year of our lord 2013, pleats are in an awkward stage—formerly loved, formerly loathed, now somewhere in between. Wearing them now means you’re either wildly ahead of the curve, or so far behind the curve you don’t really know what you’re doing (in which case, you’re probably not reading Kempt).
But if you’ve been thinking of wading into the great, billowy sea of pleats, we implore you to stop, look (at these iconic men wearing pleats) and listen (to the style secrets these photos provide).
Behold, eight visual arguments in favor of pleats (including one above from Mr. Astaire).
Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster
(Many thanks to the sporting crew at The Selvedge Yard for some of the imaging.)
- — Paul L. Underwood