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.

There are a few features that stand out when comparing these three pairs of pants.  First are the buttons holding up the front bib: a defining feature of sailor styles, the buttons have different arrangements and shininess.  The overall fit differs as well: the slouchiness of the pair on the left, the stiffness of the center pair, and the sleek tailoring of the pair on the right.  All three feature prim cuffs, each with a unique shape.

The rear view offers a few more details: the highlights on the bum, the seaming, the pocket style (or lack thereof).  The back of these pants may not provide as much visual interest as the front, but I think you still get a good idea of the creator’s style.

Pants, left to right:
Veschi – Jeanius Pants – Indigo
A-Bomb High-Waist Pants – Blue
Muism High Waisted Sailor Pants – Navy

Hair: Clawtooth by Clawtooth – Somebody’s Lady – Autumn Mix
Skin: Adam n Eve – Bliss T1 – makeup Romance Freckles
Tattoo: Aitui – Fire Fish Sleeves – Method – Faded
Shirt: Icing – Puma Jie – White
Jewelry: Miel Lun Set
Shoes: Periquita – Funny Girl Flats (color change)
Poses from Long Awkward Pose
Photographed at Emvee Cuba

Disclaimer: Promotional items received: Muism pants and Periquita shoes.  I’m acquainted with some of the designers shown here.  However, I only blog things I like, regardless of affiliations or gifts.

2 Comments to High-Waisted Pants: Sailor-Style

December 23, 2009

I love me some high waisted pants!!
Great reminder at how cool they are!

Great post!

addison mortlock
December 25, 2009

Thank you for blogging our sailor pants!!

Addison (A-BOMB)

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