Biker chic gets breezy: DSQAURED2’s leather “trousers”

Call us pedantic if you will (at least two thirds of our force are fully-fledged editors, after all) but when someone says the word “trousers” to us we expect something that covers both legs, often individually, and well, usually something that grazes the ankle. Ok, with the application of the proviso “cropped”, we can forgive anything that falls below the knee. Either way, we do expect a tad more coverage that these “trousers” seem to offer.

Because really, who wears leather when it’s warm enough for shorts? Or if you prefer, who wears shorts when it’s cold enough for leather?

Also, what’s with the chopped off body-bag look around the hem of these babies – it really does offer the impression of a peeved ex-girlfriend who has taken the garden shears to her biker boyfriend’s best out of spite!

Perhaps you could pull these off? If so, you can pick them up for £396 at Just don’t expect them to provide any hint of protection to the knee area if you come off your scooter…


  • November 30, 2010


    Let’s just call them “shortened trousers”. I wonder what else is there – above-the-knee leggings and ankle-length shorts, perhaps.

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  • November 30, 2010


    Maybe with a pair of chunky motorcycle boots, but with those shoes?

    OK, it doesn’t really matter, they’d be butt-ugly with any shoes.

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  • December 1, 2010

    Mitr Friend

    Its really sad!!!

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  • December 9, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Perhaps they mean “trousers” as in “short trousers”, which I remember boys in my junior school had to wear as part of their uniform. (Imagine the leather replaced with grey flannel and you get the picture.)

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