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We’re living in the golden age of pants. But you, loyal GQ reader, know this because we’ve been talking about it for some time: the long pleated trousers and super swishy pants and punked-out chinos have taken over the fashion world. While each genre of pants has its own unique vibe, the common thread between them all is skinny fits are out, and a slouchy look is the new wave. That has usually meant a little extra leg room here and there—until last week rolled around. Well-dressed men everywhere, ranging from Justin Bieber to Virgil Abloh to Swae Lee, decided to take the relaxed-fit pant and turn it up to eleven. You love to see it.

The pants have been both casual and formal, loudly colored and mutely toned. Noted sweatpant fan and baggy fit connoisseur Justin Bieber dropped several XXL fit pics on his Instagram last week. The first included an overly baggy, nu-metal-guitarist-level pair of bright blue pants. If one big fit wasn’t enough, the Biebz struck again a few days later with an equally sized lavender-colored pair. (Both pants appear to be from his clothing label, House of Drew.)

Earlier in the week at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards, two other high-profile stylish men—Virgil Abloh and Swae Lee—both donned billowy pants on the red carpet. For Abloh, the influential menswear designer wore a textured and relatively minimal grey two-piece suit with elongated, unzipped at the cuff pants. (It was Louis Vuitton, of course.)

Dimitrios Kambouris

Article written by Tyler Watamanuk #GQ