What the hell is going on with Kylo Ren’s pants?

Here’s one of those sentences no one ever dreamed of typing: The Wall Street Journal is covering Kylo Ren’s high-waisted pants, complete with one of their classic stipple portraits. (And an official still from Lucasfilm. No more need for fuzzy pirated screenshots!)

It’s mostly about the #KyloRenChallenge meme, but we do get word from from the film’s costume designer:

“The world of Star Wars is not our world,” Michael Kaplan, costume designer for “The Last Jedi,” wrote in an email. “Kylo Ren is not some hipster in hip-hugging jeans. Think Errol Flynn swashbuckling coolness as a point of departure. Hide that navel!”

We get something of the history of high-waisted pants, and a Bruce Lee shoutout as well. I guess Kylo finally gets one up on grandpa Anakin in at least one area: His waistband.

One Reply to “What the hell is going on with Kylo Ren’s pants?”

  1. Whatever else is happening in the world, I am grateful that someone had both the artistic ability and sense of humour for nipple stipple.

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