Silly pants, silly name: Sass & Bide The Hills Are Alive pants

We can only describe these unusual trousers as knickerbockers. The high waist, gathering at the knee, cuffed hems… they’re all a bit silly, to be frank. Besides which, if you were going to make a pair of pants and call them ‘The Hills Are Alive’, wouldn’t you at least make lederhosen??

We have heard that knickerbockers might be making a come back: indeed in certain parts of the world they have been seen peeking shyly from beneath shorter skirts in a way that can’t help but bring to mind Pollyanna. As undergarments they are offensive enough, but as outer garments?

What are Sass & Bide thinking?

And don’t even get us started on the fabric… no really, the only thing we can see going in its favour is the fact that it’s not frilled white cotton…

But maybe, with a neat, plain top and heels, you could make these work. Are you brave enough? If so, please take one piece of advice from us: don’t even try to explain to anyone what they’re called!

Sass & Bide The Hills Are Alive pants, £235 £70.50 from The Outnet.

7 Comments

  • August 10, 2010

    Natasha

    Maybe they’re made of old curtains…
    These are truly hideous.

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  • August 10, 2010

    Moni

    Sass & Bide have obviously confused the movies. The horror flick they probably had in mind when they made this garment is called “The Hills have Eyes”. 😛

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    • August 19, 2010

      Rock Hyrax

      That’s *precisely* what I was thinking! 🙂

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  • August 10, 2010

    Megan

    horrible. I was thinking that maybe if they were in a nicer fabric they’d be ok, but no. just horrible.

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  • August 10, 2010

    Florcy

    Let’s find a bright side: with a little more frills they could be used by an all male cast of Swan Lake (à la “Billy Elliot”), say for the role of the Black Swan 🙂

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  • August 10, 2010

    Kate

    I have a pair of these, well, not THOSE, mine are a dark gray plaid. But I wear them with a black turtleneck, cable knit tights, and oxfords, and I’m told it looks right snazzy.

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  • August 12, 2010

    kookakicha

    Why do these stupid ruffles or whatever they’re called still exist!

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