Sunday, November 29, 2009

Charmless garments: 2

I have more than one good reason to loathe the second item in the series, but I confess that what seals their fate from my unbalanced perspective is their strong association with a certain marketing person of my acquaintance: a bleached blonde harpy ("as I came up to Mathers Inn/Three hellish witches drinking gin..."), a colleague in the early days of my career whose favourite smart-casual work look was a pair of black ski-pants, or stirrup pants, teamed with a blouse, high-heeled pumps and loads of gold jewellery.


Awful memories from my early working life aside, just look at them: is there a single redeeming feature? High waisted, and therefore unflattering to anyone fatter than a stick (ie everyone); tight where it's unmerciful and loose where it's unwise; and capped off (or bottomed out) by the wholly unnecessary feature of the stirrup. Truly vile.

7 comments:

Claire said...

Imagine these and the spandex top together. Gaaaaaaaaah! All you need to do is find some shoes to complete the ghastly ensemble.

LottieP said...

Watch this space... so many to choose from, that's my problem.

PJ Miller said...

You keep choosing things I find very alluring. This will turn into some kind of fetishist's scrapbook.

LottieP said...

A fetishist's scrapbook? Mercy.

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LottieP said...

Dear Asia Industries

You did not read my post, you spammer, but if you had, you would have realised that I am not in the market for your worthless tat, especially not if your output consists mainly of the aforementioned ski-pants.

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