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'A cavalcade of good bad taste': men leading the revival of flares

By Priya Elan Deputy fashion editor

Harry Styles and Lakeith Stanfield are among those helping the maligned 1970s fashion staple into the mainstream

As comebacks go, this is probably not the one you’ve been waiting for, but after years of being maligned by most men as more suitable for fancy dress, flared trousers are now being embraced by younger generations, including the likes of Harry Styles.

Flares had their heyday in the 1970s, of course, but now fashion designers such as Gucci, Casablanca, Wales Bonner, Martine Rose and Lemaire have featured the bell-bottomed silhouette in their recent collections. Year-on-year searches for “flares” are up by 43% in the UK and by 33% globally, according to Digital Loft, and on Instagram last week the rapper Travis Scott posed in a pair from Raf Simons’ spring/summer 21 collection while actor Lakeith Stanfield wore a pinstripe pair.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/22/a-cavalcade-of-good-bad-taste-men-leading-the-revival-of-flares