I may have missed the boat when “pegged pants” where in style. I can vaguely remember my older sister spending what seemed like hours making sure her pants were pegged just right and I never quite got it.
By the time I was old enough for fashion necessities(like pegging my pants) it had fallen way out of vogue and I was in the midst of the baggy, 200″ opening pant leg fashion phase. Admittedly, I didn’t get this one either. They both seemed like a lot of work for very little reward.
Well, we now live in the time of the “skinny jean” that does not require pegging and would be well served to incorporate a bit of the “baggy” trend. Needless to say, I’m not a “skinny jeans” guy. Like Jay-Z says “my knots don’t fit”.
What does this all have to do with pegged pants today? Simple, I own a very limited number of “good” socks. Therefore, tucking my pant leg into my sock is highly ineffective and doesn’t matter when I don’t wear socks altogether. I’ve been forced to resort to pegging my pants as a purely functional solution and I like it!
Yeah, I said it! I like pegging my pants. When I ride, it’s like having capri-pants on without the embarrassment and ridicule of wearing Capri pants. I get a nice breeze and it keeps my cuffs from getting splattered if I hit a few small puddles. I also feel a bit like a hipster with skinny jeans on without having to hate myself for being a hipster or wearing skinny jeans that suck(aforementioned “knots” issue).
Long story, longer; what was once a fashion mystery to me as a boy has come full circle to serve a fantastic functional purpose that I can be proud of as a man!
Based on this timeline, some various of the AC Slater weird wasted jeans should be coming back into fashion in the next 5 years. Awesome!