Laddered Leggings: Leyendecker’s ‘Kerouac’ ripped leggings

Laddered_leggings

  First came a slight revival of ripped jeans. Then certain designers took it upon themselves to try and make ripped tights fashionable – and certain celebrities were only too happy to comply. Yes, Miley Cyrus, we are looking at you… 

Now this trend has come to its natural conclusion, and this morning The Fashion Police found themselves face to face with a pair of ripped leggings at Shopbop. And actually, we’re gutted now, because we ripped a pair of leggings by accident a few weeks ago, and if we’d just kept hold of them rather than throwing them in the trash, where we thought they belonged, we’d be the very height of fashion right now. Guess we’ll just have to pay Leyendecker $125 to ladder a pair for us, only of course we won’t because a) we’re just not really feeling that “punk rock” vibe and b) we could ladder our own leggings for free. If we wanted to.

What do you think, readers? “Punk rock forever,” as Shopbop says, or “a complete waste of money”, as The Fashion Police say?

13 Comments

  • February 3, 2009

    Natasha

    Well, I could sorta see how this could look good, but $125??? Honestly….

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  • February 3, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Punk rock forever? – not with those shoes!

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  • February 3, 2009

    RhondaB

    Tights? No way, but the model’s shoes are gorgeous!

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  • February 3, 2009

    chocoholic

    I feel pretty neutral towards these.
    Though anyone who pays that much for them is an idiot!

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  • February 4, 2009

    Carrie

    The laddering is pretty generic, although I doubt that you could create a pattern that clean and rounded. But seriously, “punk rock”? No. Never, ever. No.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Julieta

    well yeah, punk rock forever but definitely not ripped leggings for ever,… thank god those leggings are expensive, so less people can buy them.

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  • February 4, 2009

    Madeline

    Well… i could see how these might actually work.I’m thinking oversized t-shirt, leather jacket and a pair of punky givenchy shoes. I guess Agyness Deyn will be sporting something like these pretty soon 😛

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  • February 12, 2009

    Zoe

    I like them. That is – I like the effect, not the price tag. I’ll do what I do in such cases: DIY a rip-off. Buy a €5 pair of leggings, apply scissors, et voila.

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  • February 18, 2009

    jennifer

    i actually LOVE them. i totally think that with flats it would be cuter and maybe an oversized t-shirt. they are a little pricey, but think: someone had to rip those by hand so that YOU don’t have to. If they were paid fair money, then that would explain why these are so $$$. but i like them.

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  • February 18, 2009

    louise

    I agree with Jennifer….I bought these leggings and LOVE them. They are amazing and well worth the price. I’m a huge Leyendecker fan!

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  • March 2, 2009

    marielle

    these are just horrible!

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  • July 25, 2009

    claire

    its not very “punk rock” to spend $125 dollars on a pair or ridiculous looking leggings. The rips are all parallel…silly. Sid Vicious would be appalled.

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  • July 17, 2010

    Olivia

    Just get a pair of normal leggings and cut holes in them! simple!

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