Would You Wear Boyfriend Jeans?

We love Alexander Wang and everything he sends down the runway (which is why I wound up with a few too many t-shirts ripped at the waist) but somethin
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We love Alexander Wang and everything he sends down the runway (which is why I wound up with a few too many t-shirts ripped at the waist) but somethin
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We love Alexander Wang and everything he sends down the runway (which is why I wound up with a few too many t-shirts ripped at the waist) but something in his Spring 08 show gave us pause. It wasn't the ripped jean shorts, or even the midriff baring tops (obviously) - the thing that really got us were the boyfriend jeans. We weren't really sure what to do with them. Are they cool? Are they ugly? Are they wearable? We thought we could tuck them away in the Spring 08 archives but it turns out that the same slouchy, man-ish pants are all over the Fall runways, though with more of a Katherine Hepburn silhouette that jeans just can't muster. In theory, we like the boyfriend jean. We think they have a certain carefree, casual cool to them, and they're probably insanely comfortable. We have to say, it might be nice to wear pants that you don't have to hop, shimmy or inhale deeply to get into. And yet, we could imagine them transforming us into a squat, messy-looking faux-pas. (And do we even have to get into the saggy ass factor?) Then there's the issue of what to wear on top - a loose shirt fits the mood but threatens to make you look a good few sizes larger than you are, while a tight top doesn't quite fit the look. Basically, we're afraid they could make us look like our third-grade lunch lady. Fashionista's really quite divided on the issue - Britt and Audrey are yay; Natalie, Kyle and I say nay. So we want to know - would you wear boyfriend jeans? And if so, how? --HAYLEY PHELAN