In an episode of the hit series of 1999 Bizarre and eccentricBurnt-out Nick Andopolis in love with Neil Peart (played by Jason Segel) shares what I’ve always considered a truth that applies to drummers everywhere: no other pants can provide the full enough mobility — now, freedom — that drumming demands like a pair of shorts.
Is this true for generation drummers? Travis Barker when he’s behind the kit, he definitely has a knack for cool clothes that look like they could have survived nights on a tour bus idling in a parking lot in Indiana. For example, while out and about on a recent 90-degree day in Los Angeles, Barker wore a pair of extra-wide low-rise black jean shorts that were cut somewhere around the knee area, recording the record as one of the wild pair. among the limits we’ve seen for a while. (He paired them with a slim Motörhead hoodie and, because Calabasas is never too far away, a pair of Balenciaga hotel slippers.)
It’s not summer without a bit discourse in the teambut between Barker’s monstrous jokes and Robert Pattinson’s 2000s knee-length toboggans, we may be on the verge of something new. Then again, the resurgence of baggy shorts is nothing we can’t handle; like GQMy own Yang-Yi Goh wrote back in June, “Make them an inch or two shorter than you’re comfortable with (think 80s Magic Johnson)… or three to four inches longer and prettier than anything you’ve worn since Warped Tour days (think of the 00s Allen Iverson). As Barker – who, to be fair, was probably on that Warped Tour – proves that shorts are an art, not a science.