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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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. ;-) http://www.arewa.ca/blog
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?
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.