Kilt-leg trousers by Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs

"That's right, they're half-kilt, half-pants. SO?"

The kilt trend has only just started, and already it’s getting totally out of hand. We knew we should’ve tried to put a stop to this last week, when we first addressed the issue of the kilt in fashion! We decided to let the designers run with it for a while, though, and, well, LESSON LEARNED. Because you give them some pleated fabric, and this is what they come up with, folks: a bizarre half-kilt, half-pant hybrid. For those times when you… no, you’re right, there IS no time when you’d need that, is there?

Oh, and boys? If you were feeling left out by Jean Paul Gaultier’s kilt-leg pants, don’t: Marc Jacobs has got you covered:

See! You too can be half-man, half… kilted man. Doesn’t that make you feel happy?

We really hope this isn’t going to become a thing now. You know, like harem pants were a thing? And see-through dresses were a thing? And if kilt pants are going to be A Thing, we really hope they’re not going to be a big thing.

Do you?


  • August 23, 2010


    I have this distinct urge to ask her to hold still while I tear that pleated curtain doing unmentionable things away from her pants.

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  • August 24, 2010


    Everyone dislikes asymmetry, so why do they bother?

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  • August 24, 2010

    Ella Mode

    True BL! These are very couture, but obviously also strange.

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  • August 24, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    The men’s ones don’t look too bad – they sort of remind me of old bondage trousers – but then maybe the picture doesn’t their true horror…

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  • October 4, 2010


    As a video gamer I have to say, these look very similar to the character designs coming out of Japan’s Square Enix, who make, among other things, the Final Fantasy series. Look up Final Fantasy X-2, or the film Final Fantasy Advent Children, and you’ll see several of these things.,r:7,s:0

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