Shortly before the holidays (December 2021), I confessed to buying a pair of camouflage pants.
The pants have elasticized cuffs.
Is it strange that I think these are cute?
When they arrived, I thought I’d remove the elastic and just have a classic straight leg, like all my other pants (except the gold pants that my mother despises).
But when I tried these pants on, they spoke to me.
The pants said, “Be cool, Directice. We’re of the moment.” They also made me remember, with great fondness, some jeans I had in junior high school, which had wide elastic cuffs at the ankles. I probably wore those jeans with Shetland wool sweater from Carroll Reed and Tretorns (please, no socks) in the middle of the winter.
My blouse, with its immense sleeves.
Just the thing to balance the masculine pants. The sort-of-masculine pants.
Name That Sleeve, Directorate!
I have a few ideas of the style, but I’d like your best guesses.
Finishing things off, a pair of exaggerated kiltie loafers.
Not sure where the “kiltie” comes from. I guess the overlapping tongue looks like a tiny skirt?
These are from Yoox, a brand I’d never heard of — Paloma Barcelo — and are beautifully made.
As we head into the weekend, I think we could all use a little boost from Mr. Orange and Philo, no?*
- I wrote this post in February 2022 and then put it aside with the farthest out publication date that I could think of in February 2022 — which was, apparently, September 29, 2022.