Dad Pants: Spike Jonze Brings Back the High Waist

Spike Jonze’s latest film, Her, has been met with critical acclaim for direction, screenplay, and acting. But the hottest topic of discussion? Joaquin Phoenix’s staple high-waisted pants.

Joaquin Phoenix's High-Waisted Jeans

Image via The Hollywood News

Despite the movie’s setting in the not-so-distant future, this wardrobe choice is decidedly old-fashioned. Is it an act of rebellion against the skinny, low-rise pants that men are sporting these days? A step away from the hipster norm? Whatever it is, the style appears to be here to stay, at least for a while – a collection from Opening Ceremony was launched in conjunction with the film.

But not too long, I hope. I was just taking a liking to skinny jeans…

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By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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