Japan Baffled By These Men's Pants

Famed British designer Kim Jones is collaborating with budget-priced Japanese clothing chain GU on a line of menswear. Much of it looks fine, but these pants are baffling folks in Japan.

Screenshot: Uniqlo

Owned by Uniqlo, GU is a mass market chain you find in suburban shopping centres, and these "slim taper pants" feature a rather unique fly that certainly is attention-grabbing, clearly stating "LOOK AT MY CROTCH".

Screenshot: Uniqlo

This tweet pointing out the pants has racked up over 21,000 retweets.

"These men's bottoms, the hell are they," wrote Twitter user Vitz_Nao. "Is this design what's fashionable now? These pants are embarrassing, and I'm not going to wear them. Is it strange I'm being sensitive? Why change the colour there."

"Apparently, the designer is famous," Vitz_Nao added. "Japanese people are shy, so this might be a bit much."

On 2ch, Japan's biggest bulletin board, the reaction was bewilderment and amusement.

"Eh... (bewilderment)."

"This is novel lolololololol"

"Looks like a holster."

"Truly, this is ridiculous."

"This is for exhibitionists"

"Fashion is difficult."

"Depending on the person, one would probably call this public indecency."

"Guess this is a dick holder."

And the Twitter reaction:

At least one example of these "crappy uncool pants".


    Update the headline. "People worldwide think pants look stupid."

      Yeah, shit is weird no matter where your from

        True, but if Japan thinks shit is weird, then shit is really, really weird.

    Looks like a handgun holster

      Are they for cricketers? So they can adjust their box without having to reach inside their underpants? (Or store their sandpaper)

    I thought the pants were inside out for a moment, don't worry japan your not alone I wouldn't wear those either

    It looks like you got your underwear stuck in your fly.

    If it was INSTEAD of the zipper, then cool... but it's not. And the differing color makes it stand out. It's almost like the designer wants people to look at other peoples crotches.

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