The Williamsburg Jean: A Fashion Gap?

The newest trend in outrage seems to be "The Williamsburg Jean." It is a super-slim pant from the Gap, named for the Brooklyn neighborhood where pan
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The newest trend in outrage seems to be "The Williamsburg Jean." It is a super-slim pant from the Gap, named for the Brooklyn neighborhood where pan
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The newest trend in outrage seems to be "The Williamsburg Jean." It is a super-slim pant from the Gap, named for the Brooklyn neighborhood where pants are so skinny, they need a rehab program. Williamsburg is often a point of ridicule and / or reverence, thanks to its fauxhemian residents and steady Strokes soundtrack, so a tribute from the Gap is particularly fun. Blogs ripped on the Williamsburg pants last week, and The Post has Micki Pellerano, a sales guy at the Williamsburg thrift store Beacon's Closet, saying this: "I don't think Williamsburg's this cutting-edge place anymore," said the clerk at Beacon's Closet. "The fact that the Gap has latched onto this is a symbol of the loss of the creative spirit." With that in mind, here are two questions for you: 1. Shouldn't fashion grow from the streets up, as well as from the runway down? Isn't it good that the Gap wants to acknowledge the creative spirit in a bunch of Brooklyn kids? Isn't this the ultimate fashion compliment? 2. Is Williamsburg really still a "cutting edge place"? We like the neighborhood, but really...