Fans first noticed Holland’s penchant for using the back pockets of his pants to remind the world he is Zendaya’s man last summer, when a photo of him went viral after eagle-eyed social media users spotted the “Z” on his jeans, particularly cackling over its placement. Now, it just seems to be a staple of his wardrobe. Excessive PDA can be cringey, but I can be more understanding than usual if you’re dating Zendaya.

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A running internet observation is that Holland and Zendaya—first romantically linked after they began filming their first Spider-Man movie together around 2016, only to split at some point and then hard-launch their relationship shortly before the most recent Spider-Man released in 2021—casually invert typical gender roles in heterosexual relationships, namely through their height difference and openness about it, but also, all the truly precious photos of Ms. Z looking very protective of her man. See:

That, to me, is part of the charm of Holland’s Z-embroidered pants—I can’t help but read it as a signal to the world that he belongs to her and wants us all to know it, not unlike the trope of a cheerleader wearing her football-playing boyfriend’s letterman jacket. Only Holland and Zendaya pull it off without being tacky.

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What can I say, I’m rooting for them!! And I very much hope that Holland gets to live out his stated dream of stepping back from work and becoming a stay-at-home dad in the near future. May Tomdaya last forever and Holland never be forced to acquire new pants!!