Maison Martin Margiela’s “leggings with boot”: not quite what you’d expect

Our fashion crime radar started buzzing uncontrollably when we read the product description of these leggings. “Leggings with boot?” we thought. “It’s finally happened. Someone has finally decided to attach trousers to shoes, and that person is Martin Margiela. We might have known!”

Margiela isn’t quite the criminal we suspected, though, because the “boot” in question isn’t the footwear variety, but is, in fact, simply a massive turn-up, that reaches all the way to the knee (and possibly beyond, depending on how tall you are.) So it’s not a REAL boot, but it does make the mannequin in the photo above LOOK like she’s wearing boots: and peep toe ones, at that!

What do we think of this, readers? It’s definitely better than sticking random items of clothing together, of course, but do you still want us to throw these in the slammer anyway?

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  • March 31, 2010


    On the grounds that they do a splendid job of hiding the most slender bit of many a leg (and that I’d feel a right twit wearing them), I say put ’em in the slammer.
    .-= Cat´s last blog ..Fashion for real women – please? =-.

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  • March 31, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Reading the product description and looking at the material, which looks the same on the “leg” part as on the “turn-up”, I think these are closer to elasticated trousers with a stupid-looking turn-up rather than leggings with a stupid-looking turn-up. So they’re either merely stupid-looking trousers, or stupid-looking leggings breaking the “thou shalt not be worn as trousers” crime.

    Either way they need the slammer…

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  • April 1, 2010


    Aren’t these really just HUGE cuffs? Book ’em.

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  • April 4, 2010


    Awful. Although … imagine how much stuff you could store in those cuffs…
    .-= Selina´s last blog ..Today’s nail: Color Club Rule Breaker =-.

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  • April 5, 2010


    While I don’t like these at all, I also don’t like when I see incorrect reporting. In talking about these leggings you say “Someone has finally decided to attach trousers to shoes, and that person is Martin Margiela. We might have known!” Well, as we all should know by now Margiela is in fact retired. So lets not blame a man who didn’t have anything to do with these. Yes, the leggings are a disaster, as is most of the house’s recent collections, but it’s hard to carry on a house right after its founder retires…. At least fall 2010 is looking better for them.

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