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The Skinny On Dockers

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Uh-oh, Dockers is trying to be more fashion-forward. Per DNR, the men's label is trying to accomplish this with new slimmer fit pants, which, from what we can tell, look virtually indecipherable from regular Dockers, except—amazing!—with a big straighter fit. "...the Levi Strauss & Co.–spawned brand is hoping that new, moderately svelte fits will grow into a significant segment of its bottoms business. Dockers executives estimate that slim and straight styles will comprise 20 to 25 percent of bottoms sales by spring 2009." [DNR]