Trend Alert: Leather Sweatpants?

(L-R: HHN by Haute Hippe, $895; Bird by Juicy Couture, $998)

Imagine if you will, readers, a world in which you were prepared to hand over the best part of $1000 for a pair of sweatpants. Are you imagining it? You wouldn’t want those sweatpants to be made of cotton, or fleece, or some other kind of cheap fabric, would you? Hell no. You’d want them to be made of unicorn skin. Failing┬áthat, though, perhaps you’d be willing to settle for leather? Does that sound like something you’d do? Because this season, fashion designers have anticipated just such a scenario, and have thoughtfully provided pairs of leather sweatpants, like the ones seen above.

Now, this is, of course, a very literal interpretation of the phrase “sweat pants”. We suspect these will make you sweat at least a little more than some other, more breathable fabric would. (We also suspect you won’t be wearing them to work out in, though, so that may not be an issue for you.) But what do you think of the introduction of the leather sweatpants into your life, as part of the continuing bid to make “casual” seem “chic”? Are you on board? If you are, both of the examples above can be found at Shopbop

8 Comments

  • January 17, 2011

    betty mae

    Okay, okay… I’m pretty lax when it comes to new trends: sheer? Sure, just use it sparingly. Leggings as pants? Alright, but wear something longer on top.

    This atrocity? NOT GONNA FLY!! So very, very ugly those pants are.

    http://www.bettymaevintage.com

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  • January 17, 2011

    bobbie

    Now there is a creation that jockeys use to shed weight, called the sauna suit..a reflective pvc boiler suit that you jog in to loose weight quickly….perhaps this is a high fashion example of this concept fpr people with more money than sense??!!

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  • January 17, 2011

    SoFlyLadyDi

    HIDEOUS RT @fashionpolice New Post: Trend Alert: Leather Sweatpants? – via #twitoaster http://www.thefashionpolice.net/2011/01/…

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  • January 17, 2011

    Mair

    now all they need is denim sweatpants and there’s no need to ever get out of your sweatpants! Someone kill me please.

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  • January 17, 2011

    Lei

    As if the animal print ones weren’t bad enough. Let’s just hope leather cheeta print isn’t on the agenda.

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  • January 18, 2011

    Rock Hyrax

    Sorry Mair – the denim ones already exist and have been spotted “in the wild”.

    Bobbie, I’ve heard of people using a much cheaper version: woolly tights, with bin bags on top, covered by standard jogging bottoms.

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  • January 18, 2014

    Chelsea

    I actually think they are cute and edgy. Not everyones taste is the same.

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    • January 20, 2014

      The Fashion Police

      No, of course not: and as not everyone’s taste is the same, it’s presumably OK for other people NOT to find them cute and edgy?

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