I have had these pants for some months now. I got them on sale, as I really liked the rock and roll look that they give off, without the discomfort, price tag, or giggle-inducing reference of a leather pant. Remember that Loverboy album called "Get Lucky" from the 80's? The red leather pants? Yeah. Me too. Somehow that seared itself into my mind at a young age, and I find myself thinking of that every time I am confronted by a pair of leather pants. So I like the fact that these are cotton.
|Coated black jeans from LaRedoute|
They're shiny cotton denim!
But something so edgy really needs something feminine to pair with it for balance, as to not look like you are channelling Ozzy just to go out for drinks and canapés with some friends (unless that's your thing). But this is where I fall down a bit. I am not much of a frilly, hyper-feminine gal. I prefer my feminine touches in the form of fabrics (silk) or texture (beads or other bohemian embellishments) rather than the full-on Little Bo Peep. So I have not given these pants their play-time as I should, because I have been at a loss...thinking I needed something so very delicate and frilly to go with it, but yet something that would not look too dressy. Today, when I was putting away the laundry, I realised that the answer was right there in front of me, in amongst my husband's freshly-ironed shirts. How easy is that!?
|My husband's short sleeved Marks and Spencer cotton dress shirt.|