Friday, 8 January 2010

Chiggedy check yourself.


In Germany, summer of 1987, checked trousers were big. I know, because my family went on holiday there and I begged until I got a pair of pink and grey checked trousers, to fit in with the local teenagers. (Thankfully, I wasn't so bothered about going down the assymetrical haircut route.)

Anyway, my desire for check-clothed legs has suddenly returned. Inspired, I think, by the lovely lady top right. (I posted her picture before when I was craving new glasses.) I now keep seeing checked trousers everywhere. And I want some. Anyone seen any of these babies in the shops?

[Photos by Paul Smith (top left) and The Sartorialist]

7 comments:

  1. Ugh! Too reminiscent of the Yorkshire Cricket Club members enclosure. I reckon you've got a good chance of finding a pair at Age Concern.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Tartan breeks are easily obtainable up here in tourist shops. Alternatively, Jack Wills pyjama bottoms (please, don't)?

    ReplyDelete
  3. OMG - why do I love these all so much!? I have not seen any checked trousers in the stores that don't have a hot topic label or anywhere near the cute cut of these..... but now you have competition trying to find some!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. i soooo LOVE plaid trousers on other people, but they are one of those things that i feel like i just can't pull off. it makes me sad, so i try...but i feel incredibly goofy every time i do. i think the feeling stems from the pair of blackwatch stirrup pants i had in 7th grade that i wore complete with white blouse, hunter green cardi, white scrunched socks and penny loafers. now if that isn't a hideous mental image, i just don't know what is! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Cool images and fantastic snowy scenes of london!
    I'm from manchester and go to london every few months, i was just wondering, do you know of any fantastic little hidden away shops that outsiders miss? I've been visiting brick lane alot and was told 'beyond retro' is a great shop? Do you know of any others?
    You have a great blog with inspirational images!
    Rianna Bethany xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. wearing a kilt to school everyday for my entire childhood cured me of ever wanting anything plaid- but even I have to admit these are cute. I especially like the first photo- checks and argyle together.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I definitely used to have a pair of check pants when I was in 6th grade. I think my mom had originally bought them for our dress-up box.

    ReplyDelete