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.