We were passing a cute drinking spot in Shinjuku san chome, when my friend M told me to stop and see what is possibly the worst pair of diaper pants we have ever seen. This fashion trend, like double pants, seems to have lasted for years. Despite the fact that it is almost never flattering.
In fashion circles, I believe this is called “dropped crotch,” and it’s always for men. At best it looks like a long pants version of a woman’s skort (that funky skirt/shorts combo). Mostly, it looks like a young guy preparing for the days when he will be using an adult diaper.
Or maybe he just wants no one to look at his ass?
Have you seen the double pants? At first you think, his pants are falling off. Then, you realize there’s a completely different pants below the outer pants. The husband says this is so 2008. But then so are “dropped crotch” pants (aka, adult diaper pants) and I still see them everywhere in Tokyo.
Back to double pants, K. says she she’s seen old ladies reaching out to pull up men’s pants. I say more power to the old ladies who are looking and grabbing men’s butts.
Opinions? Btw, here’s a context shot, at the busy Nakano Sakaue intersection. I like how the top of his boots are also folded over, echoing the action around the mid-section.