Silver Hammer pants from Mango. *Sigh*

Silver_hammer_pants We fear we’re fast approaching crisis point with the ‘Hammer pants’ situation. One or two pairs could’ve been explained away as an "accident", but seriously, we’ve started discovering these monstrosities in so many otherwise innocent stores that we’ve stopped even reporting them here, because the crimes are just too widespread to handle. (Yet still we’ve yet to see anyone actually wearing them. WHY?)

We had to make an exception for this pair from Mango, however, for the simple reason that they’re silver. We think Mango possibly envisaged them being the "dress Hammer Pant" option – you know, the Hammer pants you’d wear on an evening out, when you really wanted to impress someone.

Or maybe they’re just the pair you’d wear if you actually want to look like M C Hammer.

Either way, they’re $99, if you feel your life really won’t be complete without them.

11 Comments

  • December 2, 2008

    gokarm

    I’d actually like them…the fabric looks interesting…were it not for the hideous drop crotch. What a waste of a perfectly good garment.

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  • December 2, 2008

    Kruggie

    “Yet still we’ve yet to see anyone actually wearing them. WHY?)”
    Because we actually *don’t* want to look like M C Hammer.

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  • December 2, 2008

    Michelle McCormack

    Please…Tell…Me…These…Are…Not…Back. They were never here for me in the first place, I mean I guess you could work them, but not in what the person above is doing. High heeled pumps?

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  • December 2, 2008

    chocoholic

    Oh dear God… thats about all I can manage.

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  • December 2, 2008

    lorrwill

    This is the crocs of pants.
    KILL KILL KILL
    oh sorry. didn’t mean to shout. I just hate this look. really.hate.it.

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  • December 3, 2008

    jen

    Actually I’ve seen a bunch of girls really working the harem pants look in my neighbourhood (Sydney, Aus.) and I thought they looked awesome. They were only 3/4 length tho, and all black, and none of them had too much saggy crotch going on. I’m thinking weekend casual with flat strappy sandals and a bright singlet. And a buttload of bangles.
    THOSE ones though? Fully eighties, and gross shoes. For anyone under 6 foot, I’d say no. Oh, also a no-no for anyone with, like, eyes. Blegh.

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  • December 3, 2008

    Cristina

    Oh yes I have seen them worn. I have seen them worn a lot.
    The dropped crotch phenomenon has really taken off here in Madrid and you can see them on anyone under about 25.
    They always look horrible, and make me want to shake some sense into the silly girls that wear them. Then I picture in my head those girls, 20 years from now, looking at photos of themselves when they were younger and being absolutely MORTIFIED at having worn those pants. It fills me with glee.

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  • December 4, 2008

    Diana

    I hate them.. fortunately, I havenĀ“t seen someone wearing those yet!!

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  • December 5, 2008

    MarieJ

    They have been seen in black in broad daylight here in Paris.
    Chocking!

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  • December 9, 2008

    JJS360

    Oh, they’re wearing them. At Fashion Week.
    http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2008/09/fug_girls_eva_amurri_why_were.html

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  • January 5, 2009

    Andrea

    Huh. These are just shalwar – I never even thought about Hammer pants essetially being a rip-off of Indian clothing, but those are pretty much the kinds of pants that I wear to desi weddings under a stylish kameez.

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