Sunday, March 3, 2013

On the Street…. At Marni (in Red), Milan



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  1. Denisa

    March 3, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I like that pants. I have that style too. Are so comfy. xa.

  2. kingesquivel

    March 3, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Over-length slacks on wet pavement……no, no.

    • Eriks

      March 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      I agree, I think too long is awful on any pavement but when it’s wet even worse. Why not a slight hem ? I appreciate the draping but dragging on the ground really takes away from the look.

      • Simbarashe

        March 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm

        For fashion week, you gotta go big or go home!

      • Darrell

        March 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

        Reminds me of that Streisand song –”Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long”

        Trousers draggin’, slowly draggin’ through the street Yes, I’m walking, but I’m walking without feet I’m not finding fault at all With what’s too big and what’s too small But Sam, Sam, you promised me both ends would meetYou made the coat and vest fit the bestYou made the lining nice and strongBut Sam, you made the pants too longYou made the teak lapel look so swellWho am I to say that you’re wrong?

        But Sam, you made the pants too longThey got the belt, and they got suspendersSo what can they lose? But what good are belts, what good suspendersWhen the pants are hanging over the shoes?

        I’m sure it can be found at YouTube.

  3. fashmongers

    March 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Great mixture of feminity and masculinity through clothes

  4. Ottoman Dandy

    March 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Loose pants ? I wrote about it as men’s style. They gonna come back sooner or later for sure!

  5. Laura

    March 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Beautiful touches of red! Really love the first look!

  6. Sarah_H.

    March 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Notice the red pants. They appear to be loose, but they are tight across the front. Those pleats are being held in place somewhere underneath. Interesting, but comfortable? beautiful?

  7. Anna

    March 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Ooh, cool pants, pallazo’s are really in at the minute, I’ve been seeing loads on the blogosphere!

  8. Catherine

    March 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Stylish, as always. Love the red jersey. But am I alone in not liking the look or practicality of overly long pants, cuffs dragging on the ground?

  9. Juliette Laura

    March 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    The red is stunning!

    Juliette Laura

  10. Sandra

    March 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Love that shape of the pants!

  11. Charlotte

    March 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Great coat on the 1st pic!

  12. Vale

    March 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Love the pop of red ! Great pics !

    Fashion and Cookies

  13. monkeyshines

    March 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    fantastic wide-leg trend!


  14. ALice

    March 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Love how these two women have a completely different take on the same concept. Both are super stylish in their own way

  15. Maria (from Cambridge)

    March 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I am intrigued. As with the recent picture of the photographer wearing a beanie hat and fur coat (and jeans and striped sweater with blouse underneath casually peeking out) I am intrigued by this blend of toughness and elegance–in this case the use of leather with the flowy pink pants. I am a little confused by the shawl, but maybe this was an accident, and she may have meant to wear it as a scarf. A leather jacket is one of the more difficult pieces of clothing to pull off (I think) and apart from the shawl, this moment works. (My other favorite leather jacket post is one that paired a jacket with a polka dot skirt/dress). The more I look at the picture, the more I like it as a picture because the shawl is not perfect…and the hem of her pants probably were a little wet and maybe even muddy from the wet pavement by the time she got to wherever she was going. In other words, she probably just wore it to be happy. Maybe she was unaware of the weather. Maybe she isn’t the sort to mind encountering a puddle. The seeming serenity of her countenance and the uncertainty of one foot seem at odds however….(Is she looking for a puddle to jump in, or is she changing her mind about the length of her pants as per some of the previous comments?) How I wish I knew what she was thinking.

  16. Name*

    March 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Walking on your slacks= really dumb.

    • Name*

      March 4, 2013 at 12:18 am


    • *sP

      March 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      get those trousers hemmed, you got them pressed.

  17. simbarashe

    March 3, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I’m loving the oversized fits, I hope this trend continues!

  18. Fashion Snag

    March 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Love the pants!

  19. Haruki

    March 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    It is a natural development that we see the full pants again. If you check your notes you see it has really been ten years since we last had the full pants in forward fashion so they look and feel right again. We are ready again. The big question is how it will be different. I feel the length repulses this time so it could be the length gets adjusted shorter.

    • Maria (from Cambridge)

      March 3, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      My sentiments exactly Haruki. I have two pairs of pants from Germany that are my “size” but are “over-sized”–but one pair works slightly better—I could not put my finger on why (because they are different and I love them both) but now I do think it has to do with length. I have to work harder to wear the longer, full, wool, black and white (thin) pin-striped pants than I do its shorter, plain gray cousin in a different material.At any rate, I am glad to see the return of the full pant, controversial as the length may be at present.

  20. Rachelle

    March 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    They look so sharp.


  21. Liza D.

    March 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Hello? Great photos, but those trousers don’t fit either woman properly. Both are too long (“yes” to a break across the instep, “no” to completely covering shoes/dragging the ground). Neither fits quite right at the hips, either (yes, hands are in pockets, but it seems more about the cut than the stance).

    Style is a moot point without proper fit.

    • dcinDC

      March 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      Yup. Too long and they don’t seem to fit in the crotch either… what’s up with that? Tired of designers making clothes too small (Yes, you, Thom Browne) or too big and calling it fashion…

  22. yvonnelw

    March 3, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    love the whole pants situation

  23. nixonthecat

    March 4, 2013 at 12:17 am

    fabulous red! but please wear clothes that fit properly. clearly the trousers in the first shot are too big, not just oversized, but actually the wrong size.

  24. Jennifer

    March 4, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Love these looks!

    xo Jennifer

  25. Lydia

    March 4, 2013 at 1:52 am

    The first one is brilliant, although I wish the pants were a little shorter…

  26. morenike

    March 4, 2013 at 2:00 am

    see, I was one of those kids that was lanky, goofy, scrawny and way too tall for my age…mum could never find pants long enough, so when I started sewing, it was because of pants, my pants can never be too long…. all that to say I LOVE that their pants are more than long enough. ;-)

  27. Maike

    March 4, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Wide trousers… ageless and always cool!


    March 4, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I love the coat in the first outfit!!!

  29. Gian Luca M

    March 4, 2013 at 4:26 am

    …simply elegants….

    Gian Luca M

  30. bisbee

    March 4, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Oversized? Yes. Long lengths? Please. Dragging on the ground? Umm…no. Not stylish – sloppy, and after 2 or 3 wearings, the garment is ready for the trash bin.

  31. Style Rower

    March 4, 2013 at 8:33 am

    If you are thinking of not hemming your pants!

  32. Nico

    March 4, 2013 at 8:40 am

  33. Michael

    March 4, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I have bought into the more fitted styles in mens wear but i long for the days of baggy, comfortable clothing. These women look smashing. One question: how do they keep the low, low hems of those slacks from suffering the ravages of the sidewalk and the elements?

  34. JD

    March 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Don’t their trousers get dirty?

  35. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    March 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Love the second outfit!!

  36. une chatte grise

    March 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Hmmm… I’m not a fan of pants that look spray-painted on, but I don’t generally like big baggy pants either, and I hate most pleats. I hope that the “post-skinny-jeans” era offers something for those of us who like our pants in the same zip code as our bodies…
    As for length, while the trousers in the photo are a bit much even for me, I do think that too long is far better than too short. (Yes, I’m tall and was constantly outgrowing my pants when I was young.) I don’t have a problem with frayed cuffs, and I’m not dirt-phobic; ergo, I see no downside to a little extra length.

  37. Oksana Radionova

    March 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Oh my goodness, those super long hems… I was fashionable last week and didn’t even know it! :))


  38. lesblant

    March 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Fascinating androgyny. Reminds me of the painter character in “Alfred Nobbs”.

  39. Ms. Pea

    March 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I agree with those that say both pants are too long. That one element really detracts from each whole look. It seems to be careless and messy, which doesn’t fit with either overall look.

  40. Dee

    March 4, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    “On the Street” describes perfectly where your pants are.

  41. SQ

    March 5, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Woman on first pic is very chic.

  42. Martine

    March 5, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Ok…but are her pants undone on the lady with the scarlet slacks? Did she miss a step when she exited the ladies room? I don’t think so.

  43. Milenah

    May 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Love the oversized style but not when it looks like if it was fitted on a cat. The first one is particularly bad round her belly. Shame

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