Gareth Pugh’s “skirt trousers”: excellent for superheroes

We should probably begin this post by pointing out that it wasn’t us who decided to christen this garment “skirt-trousers” : that title comes direct from Louisa Via Roma, or perhaps from Gareth Pugh himself, who knows?

Whoever coined the term, though, we think they got it wrong. These aren’t REALLY “skirt trousers”, are they? They’re “trousers with a curtain stuck to the back of them”. No, they are. We’re reminded here of the dress-up games we used to play as children. You know, when someone wears a net curtain on her head and calls herself a “bride”? Or when someone else takes that curtain, sticks it down the back of their pants and calls themselves a “superhero”.

Yes, you’re right, we’re joking about that last one. Superheroes would NEVER hang their cape out the back of their pants, which begs the question: WHAT GIVES, GARETH? What’s this all about then, eh? EH? “Skirt pants”, you say? SKIRT PANTS?!

What’s the world of fashion coming to, readers, when you can buy “skirt pants”: but only if you’re willing to spend £811/$1,296 on them.

Get them here, if so.

9 Comments

  • January 8, 2010

    EricB

    My girl is my very own superhero anyway.

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  • January 8, 2010

    Katie

    They’re not even pants. They’re “skirt-leggings”.

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  • January 8, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Aren’t they set off nicely by the peep-toe boots? 😉

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  • January 8, 2010

    Zeezee

    These brought a smile to my face – and a genuine one! I rather like it, in an odd, impractical sort of way. One problem, though (*apart* from the whole where-would-I-ever-wear-it conundrum): if the curtain/bustle/thingie touches the ground when worn by a 6 foot model in 12 inch heels, there’s little hope for average Jane me at 5’7”.

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  • January 9, 2010

    SnapandPrint

    I just have to say “Why?”

    Just so unattractive.

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  • January 9, 2010

    Lina

    I sorta like these….not to wear in public, but run around the house in….

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  • January 9, 2010

    Yo

    umm not gonna lie, i dont mind the back view so it gets me thinking. maaaybe if the skirt continued around the front it wouldnt be so bad. and also make the “pants” just one material.. .

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  • January 11, 2010

    All Women Stalker

    It is so ugly. The design… the color….. Ugh. I don’t know why they even bothered with this?

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