Confused clothing: the Current/Elliott Skinny Cargo Mid-rise jeans

current elliott skinny cargo mid-rise jeans

The clue is in the name. Are they Skinnies? Are they Cargos? Are they Mid-rise? Or are they trying really hard to be all three at once?

Call us old-fashioned, but we like our jeans to serve a purpose. We want them to be glam or casual, to offer a smooth line or a baggy silhouette. We have skinnies for the smooth, glam days and cargo pants for the casual baggy ones…

But maybe that’s just us. Does the idea of multi-purpose denim tickle your fashion fancy? If so you can pick these up at Net-a-Porter for £215.

(Although, if you do, we’d really like to know if you manage to fit anything in those skin-tight, cargo-pant pockets without looking like you’re wearing a couple of saddlebags…)

8 Comments

  • July 22, 2010

    Minka

    Well, I am certainly a fan of simple jeans, but these are also quite ok, but I really don’t think they look like mid-raise… They look rather low, in fact. OK, now I am confused too.

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  • July 22, 2010

    Jaynie

    I’m thinking keeping anything in the pockets of such a snugly-fitting jean would be both uncomfortable and awful looking. Like you have weird growths just above your knees. Phone shaped growths, maybe, or lipstick shaped growths. So the massive pockets are impractical, and as they aren’t the nicest decorative element…I’ll have to pass…

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  • July 23, 2010

    Julez

    I quite like the detailing on these;I have super skinny legs so I tend to go for “boyfriend” cut to fill them out a little but these may help me balance off a little so I don’t look like ass on a stick. 😉

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  • July 23, 2010

    Sam

    The thigh area of the jeans looks fat even with no person wearing it..

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    • July 27, 2010

      Robyn

      Someone was wearing these (at the very least a mannequin) and they have obviously been photoshopped out, otherwise the jeans wouldn’t have that kind of shape lying down. That said, when thighs that don’t even touch in the middle are considered “fat” I’ll eat my hat.

      To the OP: Current/Elliott’s actually cargo skinnys (which are much like J brand’s houlihans) are much cuter. This plain denim incarnation is just meh.

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  • August 15, 2010

    Spark

    This isn’t so bad..

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  • February 1, 2012

    Susan

    You cluodn’t be more right. We stopped going to Circle Center on the weekends for this very reason. We also stopped seeing movies downtown.Any move the city makes will be instantly condemned as racist and oppressive. However, if the city wants a bigger convention center with higher-end conventions, they’ve got precious little time to get this under control. It’s sadly only a matter of time before an out-of-town visitor is seriously hurt or killed during a convention by these roving gangs. The city can ill-afford a hit like that when it’s at the cusp of truly becoming a world-class destination.

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