Save or Splurge: Red cropped trousers by ASOS and Jil Sander

Cropped-red-trousers

First up, we'd just like to say that it was not The Fashion Police who ruthlessly chopped off the top of the head of the model above, it was ASOS themselves. Sorry, model!

Second up: There are lots of differences between the two pairs of trousers seen here: in fact, the only real similarity is that they're both red, and they're both cropped. Personally, we much prefer the narrow legs and flat front of the ASOS versions on the left, which are more streamlined, with a bit of a pin-up girl vibe. That said, we'd kinda prefer the length of the Jil Sander pants on the right, which also look a little more comfortable.

If money was no option, which would you choose? Would you Save or Splurge?

14 Comments

  • April 27, 2009

    Camilla

    Save! The button front is tres cute on the ASOS pair and I think the Jil Sander version looks a touch half-mast.

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  • April 27, 2009

    katie

    saveee! definitly. they are much cuter.

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  • April 27, 2009

    Whit

    The Save look cleaner and all together nicer. I’ll definitely opt for the penny pinching version!

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  • April 27, 2009

    JJ

    love the save, so right that the splurge length is better though

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  • April 27, 2009

    Evelyn

    Save! Oh, now I want some red capris!

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  • April 27, 2009

    Riali

    I’m not a cropped pants sorta girl, but out of the two I much prefer the splurge. The length is better, and they look tailored, while the save looks like they’re relying too much on stretch, and not enough on shape. It’s never a good sign when the fabric pulls across the front on the model.
    Love the colour, but all in all, I’d rather wear a skirt.

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  • April 27, 2009

    nj

    i love the save (even though i think the model should have gone up a size…really would it have killed her to try a 1 instead of that almighty 0) they actually look like a cute crop pant…the splurge pair looks like a pair of “mom” trousers that shrunk in the wash…flood pant city

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  • April 27, 2009

    Bethany

    I think the “model” for ASOS is really a mannequin. It may not actually have a head. I’d save by not buying either! Perhaps it’s an outgrowth of my dislike for ambiguity.

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  • April 27, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Bethany – there’s a video of her on their website, walking up and down the catwalk. If she’s a mannequin, she’s certainly a very lifelike one. Who can walk.

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  • April 28, 2009

    chocoholic

    Save.
    the spurge ones look like nana pants.

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  • April 28, 2009

    a woman

    Definitely save.
    I always choose pain and beauty over comfort and ugliness, so save, no matter how comfortable the splurge are.
    Both are cute by the way~!!

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  • April 28, 2009

    Arielle

    Splurge. I don’t like the way the save pair wrinkle in the crotch area.

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  • May 26, 2009

    Luna Lovegood

    Splurge– the save ones have these weird creases across the front, and the spurge ones are more red than that hard-to-get-right peachish-redish-orangish.
    XD

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  • July 8, 2009

    NaomiErin

    Sue me, I would SPLURGE!

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