I know that girls pants have been popular amongst BMXers for quite some time, and it doesn't appear that they're going away any time soon.
I know that they make more sense than JNCOs and Wu-Wears.
I know that companies have to make things that people want to buy in order to stay in business.
Still, that doesn't mean I thought Animal, of all companies, would ever sell slim-fit stretch denim:
(Although I suppose they complement the kitten t-shirt.)
It just seems really weird to me. Would Ralph Sinisi wear stretchy pants? Scerbo? Vinnie? Tyrone? Edwin? Wormz? (OK, maybe Wormz.) The New Eras, I understood those. I even get the bigger pants, the 718s. Those make sense to me as an Animal product. But slim-fit jeans? Animal? What's next? Sunglasses? Baseball cleats? An all-skatepark video? What in the name of Will Taubin is going on here?
Anyway, we here at SPRFLS did a little digging and discovered Animal's upcoming Spring '09 line. Enjoy:
1) Checkered suspenders:
2) Tennis visor, as modeled by designer Whiteboy:
3) Regimental tie with hidden stash pocket:
4) Wolf shirt (as required by BMX law):
5) And, of course, Lederhosen: