Kookai’s fitted hem trousers, a.k.a. the “harem bloomer”

Harem_bloomersAh, our old nemesis, the harem pant, now with added frills: now there’s a sight we could’ve happily lived without!

Actually, we never thought we’d hear ourselves say this, but the dropped crotch on these is actually the least of our worries. No, we’re more concerned by the fact that they appear to be cargo pants to the knee, and then leggings from the knee down. So, basically, we’re looking at a bizarre, three-way hybrid: harem-pant-meets-cargo-pant-meets-leggings. Now, why in the world would you want to do that, we wonder? (Although, come to think of it, the “legging” part would make them perfect for wearing with long boots. We’re using the word “perfect” as a relative term here, you understand…)

Personally we’ve never found ourselves staring into our open closets, thinking, “Damn, I wish someone would come up with a pair of trousers that were both harem pants AND leggings AND cargo pants”, but if you’ve ever faced just that dilemma, your wishes have been answered by Kookai, who’re selling these ones for £82 via ASOS.


  • November 12, 2008


    Maybe you have to arrest me, but I kind of like them…

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  • November 29, 2008


    Better-forgotten trends of the 80s.

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  • January 10, 2009


    Haha, I must be crazy but I agree with whit, I do kinda like these.

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  • March 3, 2010


    These pants would be far better if the legs were cut off 1.5 inches from where the leggings bit begins. I’d buy them.

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  • October 5, 2010


    I love those pants :[
    id wear it (the outer layer ones)

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