Night Fever: Ellery Ancien Regime Flare Pants

We challenge you to look at these Ellery flares, and NOT think of this:

Can’t do it, can you? In fact, you’re probably also humming ‘Stayin’ Alive’ to yourself, aren’t you?

Now, we know flares are currently in the midst of a comeback, thanks to the fashion world deciding that we’d had enough of the 50s, and it was time to revisit the 70s, but what do you think of them? More specifically, what do you think of ones that are so wide you could harbour an entire family under the shelter of one leg? You could make a wedding dress out of one of those legs, couldn’t you? Are you OK with that, or do you think it’s time for flares to receive some kind of Fashion Police citation?

These are $1,125 at Shopbop. WE KNOW. (Click here to buy them)

6 Comments

  • May 25, 2011

    Zoe

    I had this teacher back in high school who literally made me gag. And I wasn’t the only one. He had a combover that he covered with gallons of gel- you could see the white streaks, you could smell his cheap cologne from down the hall and he wore bellbottoms almost exactly like those at least twice a week. The only difference was his were grey corduroy. He used to brag that he bought them in the seventies and let me tell you- the thirty years between then and now had brought at least twenty pounds. Everyone in his classes kept their eyes firmly on their desks because if you didn’t… well let’s say you’d have nightmares for weeks. It got so bad that in my junior year an administrator stepped in and told him he could no longer wear them.

    Anyway, because of this teacher all forms of flared pants give me Vietnam-esque flashbacks.

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  • May 25, 2011

    Rudi

    What’s wrong with the 50s… I liked the 50s…

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  • May 25, 2011

    Viper

    I’m excited. I hate pants, with the exception of super bellbottoms. These things the stores are putting out they call “flares” are simply bootcut under a new name. I want more of what’s pictured above!

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  • May 25, 2011

    ammi

    haha! great post! I really like your fun and original blog. Keep up the good work.

    /ammi

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  • May 26, 2011

    Anna

    Noooo, I liked the fifties. I want the fifties back, please.

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  • May 26, 2011

    lizvocal

    I had a real comment, but…..oooo shiny…..

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