High-Waisted Pants: Sailor-Style

The high-waisted pants series continues! (Finally!)  You can check out Part One here.  Today, we’re looking at sailor styles.  The sailor style pant is an iconic example of fashion appropriation: first, the civilian world appropriated a military style, and then the ladies took the mens’ pants and made them their own.

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 Compare-And-Contrast, Fashion, MV-SL-Fashion, Pants 2 Comments

Compare: High Waisted Pants, Part 1

Okay, so we’re going to look at high-waisted pants in a 3-post series.  First, if you haven’t read Denim One, go check it out; it discusses factors to be considered in a pair of jeans (or any pair of pants), and I’ll be building on it.

Now, let’s talk about the yoke, the high-waistedness of the pants. How high is the waistline? There are several different approaches to designing a high-waisted pant.  Long line of buttons?  Long zipper, with a few buttons?  Double set of buttons, sailor-style?  What do the buttons look like, compared to one another? The last pair has in interesting approach, with a double set of regular jeans waistbands.  The seaming of these pants also becomes both more important and more interesting — take a good look at how each jean has done their seams.  It’s especially interesting, I think, to look at how the rear view has been handled.

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Denim One

This begins what will be a series of jean comparison posts.  Most posts will focus on a specific style or cut, such as holey jeans or high-waisted jeans.  But, I thought I’d start with a simple post showing the importance of cut, and discuss the factors I consider in a pair of pixellated jeans.

Jeans are ubiquitous in both my lives.  I love them; they’re so easy to dress up and dress down for most casual occasions.  However, the look you’re going for will determine which pair of jeans you grab from your closet or inventory.  The cut of a pair of jeans often determines the mood — take a look at how each of these four pairs of jeans subtly change the overall feel of the outfit.

Now, let’s talk about what makes a pair of jeans unique.

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 Fashion, MV-SL-Fashion, Pants 4 Comments




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