Thakoon’s Short Layered Leggings a.k.a. ‘Trousers stuck to socks’

We have no idea why Shopbop have chosen to describe this garment as “leggings”. There are no “leggings” in this picture, is there? Nope, this is a straightforward case of “black pants with socks sewn over the top of them.” But when have you ever pulled on a pair of black trousers- the type you’d wear to the office, say – and thought. “Gosh, I wish I could fit a pair of thigh-high socks on over the top of these! If only someone would make such a look possible!”

Our only conclusion is that Shopbop’s copywriters looked at the photos, did a double take, and then thought, “Hell, let’s just call ’em leggings. Maybe no one will notice.”

Of course, if you HAVE secretly been hoping to introduce a trouser/sock hybrid into your life, we’re going to guess you might ALSO like the sound of leggings-stuck-to-shorts. Luckily for you, Thakoon delivers on that front, too:

(Ah, the sad sagginess of the butt! There’s a real pathos to these droopy drawers, don’t you think? They make us want to weep, in fact.)

It’s so hard to thrown on a pair of shorts over a pair of leggings, isn’t it? You really need the two items to be joined to each other, otherwise it’ll just look silly.

These are $540, while the trouser/sock version is more expensive at $650. Click here to order either of them from Shopbop.


  • October 12, 2010


    I don’t like this type of “socked-trousers” at all. They look horrible and very peasant style.

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  • October 12, 2010


    I have worn thigh highs over leggings, but you could not see I was wearing leggings because of my dress. This is wretched

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  • October 13, 2010


    These are so UGLY. As well as being a ridiculously expensive way of looking stupid.


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  • December 8, 2011


    I feel bewildered.
    1. We all know that stuck together clothes are just WRONG. I can decide what to wear with what on my own, thank you.
    2. The things they have stuck together are not things you would ever want to wear together anyway.
    3. The things they have stuck together are not even things you would want to wear seperately because they are so BORING (in the black trousers case) and REALLY REALLY UGLY (in the shorts case).

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