the leather sweatpant

I am intrigued by the loose-fitting leather sweatpants that seem to be proliferating in a defiant response to last-season's skin-tight leather leggings. The thing is though, I don't know if I could pull them off. They certainly are de riguer given that French Vogue editor Emmanuelle Alt (second picture below) has been sporting them, and designers like Rachel Zoe and Reem Acra are on board for Fall 2013. If you are more adventurous than I (or taller and skinnier), you might consider these options from Vince, J Brand, Asos (on sale!), and Helmut Lang (also on sale!). Or you might just go for these coated chinos from 7 For All Mankind instead, which is what I did. These comfy pants manage to be slightly slouchy without adding five pounds to your frame (i.e., they're flattering!). I also think they have a much longer shelf life.

Photos: Camille Over the Rainbow, Style


Emma Finlayson said...

I am loving this look! I am tall but not skinny and I think that I may (may) be able to pull this look off.... but maybe not in leather... the coated chino is awesome!

Rachelle ( said...

I really love this look but with summer approaching in South Florida not sure if they are worth the investment.


Anonymous said...

I have tried this look and could not carry it off, mostly I think because I am 5ft 3 1/2 so not tall enough. If you can get your hands on a pair Mango did a great version as did H&M.

Unknown said...

I'm really into the leather trackpant. Having said that, I've yet to try any on. Though I do have my eye on a pair by Aussie brand Bec & Bridge.


Unknown said...

I love the look, but i think you just need to be lean so that they really relax and slouch....just wish i had a few more inches! xx

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