These are the most important trousers in the world right now. Not because wide trousers haven’t been done. Not because Oliver Spencer is the best designer of wide trousers. I just think ‘wides’ are back. I’ve seen it in the field.
Three weeks ago I was in the Lamb’s Conduit Street branch of Folk. One of the sales guys in there (who very kindly helped me buy a great sale suit) was busting a pair of trousers exactly like these Oliver Spencer’s – army green, wide as hell and aggressively rolled up.
A week later and I was in Present. A guy strolled in sporting a capacious off-white pair, again, screwed up over his ankles. He was chatting with the staff, “you’re going with the baker’s trousers then?” I overheard one say.
In my view, both these bros looked the bomb.
If I want the ones in the picture, which I sort of do, I’m gonna have to get my wait on, they’re A/W 14. But I’m feeling the wider trouser right now. Action must be taken.