November 23, 2008
And by things, I mean pants. After being constantly bombarded with images of “the new shape” of pants, I can’t help but be affected. Call them any name you want: drop-crotch, harem, carrot pants, or jodphurs, they really are all just pants that are more loose up top and that taper somewhere between the legs and the ankles. In all its slightly nuanced incarnations, the new shape of pants, like it or not, is taking over.
Who has not seen the famed drop-crotch pants in the Comme for H&M collection, which we can perhaps credit for singlehandedly introducing drop-crotch pants to the masses?
Women’s, unisex, men’s, does it even matter nowadays? Style Salvage Steve wears the Comme for H&M drop-crotch pants with such coolness. If you’re dating Susie Bubble, some good sense of style is bound to rub off on you after all.
Local boutique Theodore’s just brought in stocks of Endovanera, an LA label touted as “dark, tailored and understated”. Among the clothes in stock are these black wool jodphurs.
With a subtly baggier upper part and a zipped fitted bottom part, these pants are a more structured, less severe version of the H&M trousers. Plus points for having their sizes run big; it always feels good to put on a pair of pants in a size supposedly too small for you only to find out they fit you perfectly! But at around USD 300 a pop, they aren’t exactly within my budget right now.
But I found pants that are. Long story short, being a victim of the media myself, I caved in and got these ribbed-cuff jeans at a local outlet sale today.
From Thai label Greyhound, these pants fall well into the “new shape” of trousers today, with the slightly baggier top and fitted ankles.
worn down with Zara hat, Lego necklace, H&M tee, Margiela sneakers
worn pulled up with Giordano Concepts pique blazer
These broken-stitch sneaks belong to my brother.
close-up of the Lego keychain worn as pendant
In other news, I had so much fun playing dress-up all day yesterday with my two favorite people in the world right now:
Michelle, Manila’s chicest physician-in-training
and photographer extraordinaire BJ Pascual who now has a dot com. (Thanks again!!)
Apologies to Michelle and BJ for posting not exactly the best pictures of you guys, but these were all I had!