Style on Trial: tartan trousers

Tartan_trousers

Now, we’ve already made our feelings on tartan pretty clear and our opinions haven’t changed, particularly on the “tartan trews” front, as we tend to associate these with elderly golfers and Agyness Deyn, neither of which we particularly want to start emulating.

We’re well aware that our irrational bias against tartan leaves us ill-qualified to judge on this one, though, so we ask you, our readers: what do you think of tartan trousers? Will you be wearing them?

(The ones pictured, by the way, are from New Look, just in case you’re tempted…)

12 Comments

  • October 27, 2008

    Alex D

    If they wouldn’t make my bum look the size of the K2, I’d wear them. I’m loving the tartan!

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  • October 27, 2008

    Natasha

    Meh, I don’t know. Back in college I loved tartan trousers (especially on guys), but now I’m not so sure anymore. I don’t hate them, but I wouldn’t wear them, and imho no one older than 20 should.

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  • October 27, 2008

    Helen

    I love them!!

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  • October 27, 2008

    Eva

    Age-ism showing here, is it?
    Anyway, I’d wear them if New Look only sold outside the UK, Ireland and US.
    And I’m forty, so sue me.

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  • October 27, 2008

    Anna

    Hmm, yeah, I kinda like them. I might wear them.

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  • October 28, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    Tartan trousers are fine in a vintage punk design. These definitely belong on the golf course though.

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  • October 28, 2008

    Mousykins

    I can usually get away with wearing odd things but I’m not sure if I’d manage these. No…

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  • October 28, 2008

    Janet C

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
    Run away!!! Run away fast!!!!

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  • October 28, 2008

    Am

    my sister had a pair of tartan trews when she was a kid, I’m afraid it reminds me of them. Unfortunately I had everything “passed down” even though my legs grew somewhat faster than hers – yes, I spent a couple of winters aged about 10 wearing dodgy, too short tartan trews!
    For this reason, I’d have to abstain from them, but do think they can look great, just on other people.

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  • October 29, 2008

    Anna

    totally would. with attitude.

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  • October 29, 2008

    Agent Elle

    Eeeep…nah.

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  • November 24, 2008

    Jamie

    I’ve actually been looking for pants like this lately. But as somewhat previously stated, these are mainly for the punk scene.

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