Ruby Smallbone’s ‘Liquid Pants’.



We don’t know what horrifies us most here: the fact that these are “wet look” shants (WHY? Were shants not ugly enough for some people?), the hideous draw-string waist that help make them look like someone just hurriedly tied a couple of rubbish bags around their waist and called them “pants”, or the fact that they’re sold out in sizes small and medium already.

No, wait: it’s the fact that they’re wet-look shants. The waist doesn’t help, though, it has to be said, and the fact that there are apparently people buying them is quite frankly alarming.

What’s even more alarming about all of this? That those people are paying £161/ $223 for them. Just…wow.

If that sounds reasonable to you, and you want to buy them too, you can get them at My Catwalk. If you need to see a photo of a model’s butt in them before making up your mind, however, you’ll find that under the jump. You are welcome.



  • January 28, 2009


    AAHHHHH… hahahahaha
    Funny, and yet so not funny at the same time

  • January 28, 2009


    Gawd awful!

  • January 28, 2009


    I have no words for how I felt reading they were actually selling… It’s disgusting, disgraceful, oh look, I _could_ find words to describe the experience.
    Die, shants, die!

  • January 28, 2009


    I almost lost my eyesight just glancing at these. They are maybe the ugliest things I have ever seen!

  • January 28, 2009


    Very “hobo chic”. They remind me of Stella’s Garbage bag dress on Project Runway. Almost a literal translation of a bin bag, isn’t it?

  • January 28, 2009


    What is wrong with people? Are the blind?
    Sold out?! I’m gobsmacked!

  • January 28, 2009


    Sold out? Seriously? Who are the people that buy these things???

  • January 28, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I can’t help thinking the designer laughed as they decided on the drawstring waist…

  • January 29, 2009


    there’s no way these are sold out…My Catwalk probably made their website say that so people would think this was popular & order/buy them at some point..Gross

  • January 31, 2009


    Sold out? My guess is that the economic downturn is forcing women into hazmat management. These things look like they are meant to keep the flesh-eating bacteria away.

  • February 14, 2009


    It looks like a giant garbage bag.