Latex Leggings / Leather pants #2

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  1. ediesedgwick

    ediesedgwick Member

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    I was obsessed with this trend after seeing The Row's video featuring them a while back, but I decided it was just too impractical (and costly) since I'm currently a college student. I did however purchase a pair of black satin pants which I think are fashionable and sort of in the same line of type as leather pants, in looks at least.
     
  2. quimby

    quimby once more, with feeling

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    ^That's a good idea. I like the look of leather pants, but I'm not sure I'd like it on myself unless I was riding a motorcycle. Satin has a similar glossy, dressed-up look without the dirty connotations of leather pants (and I mean dirty in a good, edgy way and a bad way).
     
  3. helloearth

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    i own a pair from h&m and i really do not wear them often. i kind of regret ever purchasing them :/
     
  4. roisin

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    ^ haha me too. i think i've worn mine like, 4 times max. i like the idea, but i don't think they really work for me :(
     
  5. 666tubeamp

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    No regrets for me. I could be nuts, but I think the popularity of the over-knee boots with the ladies [they're everywhere] has give the "leather look" a boost. It seems like looks that were once considered trashy or fetishy are now in the mainstream. In any case, I certainly don't get nearly as many odd looks with my leather pants as I did a couple of years ago. It's great to be outside of the mold and all, but it's also nice to not feel like a nut :smile:
     
  6. Kiate

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    I really enjoyed stumbling upon the previous thread, getting caught up through everyone's experiences with their love of leather pants 10 years ago and the struggle with a traditional and judgmental public. I'm a young guy who has been experimenting with wearing leather pants and asking all these same questions. I'd say leather pants are much more acceptable today in 2021, especially for women. For example, there's no need to cover your butt or crotch when in leather leggings as was previously a big topic here... For men, however, it's definitely still a concern and I rarely see other guys wearing leather pants. However, when I do I don't get too many looks and if anyone says anything it's quite complementary.

    Can we get a reboot on this discussion?
     
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    ^^^ Odd. When I first started working in the industry— back in 2010, I did wear leather jeans; I’d just wear them with a white tee and boots. I never felt any judgmental eyes… at least not in the negative sense. Nor did I feel particularly risqué wearing them… (I suppose the reaction would be different if I wore them working in the financial district...) I had a Balenciaga pair that was stretch leather and was rather unforgiving, in that it hugged tightly so couldn’t skip leg day when wearing them. The other pair was DSquared, and although it was DSquared— I always prefer it over the Balenciaga since it was a thicker, more hardy leather that I didn’t have to worry about scratching up. And because it was a thicker leather and a more jean-like cut, I always prefer it over the other one since it balanced my proportions better than the skinny Balenciagas. The whiff of Tom of Holland sex is always undeniably associated with leather jeans on men, so beyond a basic tee, it’s always good to not overdo it. And I only ever wore them in the winter (...crotch and leg sweat isn’t a good feeling)…

    (Dressed a model once in the Balenciaga for a shoot— and although this kid was only 17yo, he already had a Michelangelo-sculpted body, and he poured into them so fine the stylist kept them on him for a few looks.)

    Haven’t worn them in years and years. Maybe winter 2022...
     
  8. beautyandpleasure

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    I think leather pants can even be part of a conservative wardrobe for women.
    I also don't see them on men often and I think they have a very rock-n-roll vibe when I do, or a rugged Brad Pitt vibe. It's a look for sure. A good look imo.
     
  9. Kiate

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    I definitely agree that leather pants can work well even as a conservative, mature look for women.
    I think that women have been able to slowly bridge the gap to redefine stereotypes. For example, leather blazers are ubiquitous with women now and can fit quite a few different looks, from edgy to very professional. For men, I’ve seen a leather blazer done well in a very high class atmosphere, but otherwise it always looks a little bit like a pimp. That can definitely change, but normal people have to start trying it to change the image.
     

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