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In case you haven't been paying attention, red pants aren't just for people vacationing on Nantucket these days. NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Esquire's fashion director Nick Sullivan about the menswear trend, and he confirms that "they're definitely what you'd call a thing." The bad news? By the time you convince your boyfriend to buy a pair, they'll already be out. "There's a definite draining of color for next fall," says Sullivan to a disappointed Cornish. Alas, in Sullivan's words, "that's the way of the world." [NPR]