PHOTOS BY JESSICA GROSS ’15
While girls’ lower-body fashions at Staples consist of J-brand ripped skinny jeans tucked into L.L. Bean boots, the boys have resorted to a much cheaper, but no less bold, fashion statement.
Of late, many athletes have been spotted tucking their gray or blue sweatpants into their mid-calf socks.
When asked about the trend, Olivia Blevins ’15 was bewildered yet intrigued.
“I hate it, but at the same time I kind of like it,” Blevins said.
The identity of the founder of this popular trend is widely debated by Staples boys.
But all agree on the various pros and opportunities the style provides.
“Not only does it look nice, it’s comfortable,” Sean Clarke ’15 said.
Making a fashion statement isn’t the only purpose for the trend, though.
“I do it to keep the insects out of my pant leg,” Jack Marsillio ’15 joked.
Varsity basketball player and avid recreational league player, Zach Feinstein ’15 also has reasons behind wearing the style.
“Just to add some perspective here, I only do it when I’m playing football in the cold so I don’t trip, but it’s merely a precautionary measure because the only people who trip are the people guarding me,” Feinstein said. “I’m a natural athlete.”
While some have precautionary reasons, others justify this style with much simpler logic.
“I do it to look cool,” senior football player Owen Burke ’15 said.
Matt Bateman, another senior athlete, agreed.
“I do it because Owen does it,” Bateman said.
Whether it be practical, precautionary or purely for social status, the boys at Staples are taking initiative when it comes to looking their best and staying relevant in the fashion scene.