Thursday, 24 April 2008

What the young will be wearing this summer. Gulp.



Aparently they are big in Japan. I just worry that all those young things will get a chill in their kidneys...

And then I worry that they will be popular with pregnant chavs...

53 comments:

Philipa said...

I know I'm going to sound terribly stuffy but... why don't they just walk around naked with a sign on their sixpence saying 'come on boys'.

Oh, having driven passed the local high school they already do.

I was dreading Liz Jones telling us about her latest experience in a pair but you topped that fear Lil - pregnant chavs.

fleetofworlds said...

Funnily enough these don't feature in our Summer collection!

Captain Nice said...

I wouldn't worwy too much, Miss Lilith. Fashions come and go. I went for the classic, "two kebabs stuck in my head" look for my super suit. It startles people, I know, but it's a gweat conversation opener at awkward moments. This apparwel will bweak the ice at parties and generwate some merwiment. Gee, it makes a change fwom the old comfy jeans and sweater combo - or those socks with toes in them!

Wegards
Captain Nice

idle said...

It is at times like this that I trust that the Lady Idle's upbringing of the idle girls is sufficient to avoid embarrassment.

Daisy said...

holy hell! i only wear something like that when i am intimate with someone and want them to take it off...i can't imagine walking down the street in it...

Tuscan Tony said...

Thumbs down from the Tuscan. Give me a ra ra skirt and a tank top any day. And the same for my lady companion, too.

idle said...

Well, HELLO, Daisy.

If fate deals me a cruel hand, I'll beat a path to your door and take you at your word.

At least the model in the photo proves that this form of trouser is a not entirely vulgar idea.

Privacy of one's own home, and all that.

hatfield girl said...

Piero della Francesca has painted men wearing these, but with a linen bikini and each leg in a different colour. Much more interesting.

Lilith said...

hatfield girl, you cannot say such things without providing a link, you naughty thing ;-)

Scroblene said...

Unjoined-up knickers!

That's it!

Hats has something up her sleeve, but about four inches down from her elbow I dream...

Lilith said...

It's not for everyone is it Pip.

Do you think Fleet, it will be next years thing?

I think we will see more of this Captain Nice, than we will see of the double kebab titfer. Sadly.

Idle. I am sure of your certainty in this :-)

Daisy. Not even there. No.

Tuscan...ra ra skirt and a tank top? Pleeease. They don't suit women with hips.
Idle behave.

Lilith said...

Scrobs, you are a very bad boy, and so are you Idle. Behave.

fleetofworlds said...

I hope to God not. But then who am I to predict what appalling tat the chav fraternity will be garbing themselves in next!

Daisy said...

idle...don't worry i am too far away at the moment...

electro-kevin said...

I'm sure I've seen builders wearing a version of these jeans.

Apparently they're big in Japan ?

Well if I saw a curvy babe wearing these in the Nipon I'd be BIG in Japan too.

Lilith said...

They are not designed for curvy babes Kev, but I worry that curvy babes will try and wear them. The model in this pic, who can, imho, get away with these, has no hips and doesn't look as though she is fertile yet.

hatfield girl said...

Lilith, He is in the centre of the picture of Vittoria d'Eraclio su Cosroe, in S Francesco, in Arezzo.

He has black, page boy hair, a crushed raspberry-coloured, fitted waist-length jacket with pleated, balloon sleeves over a white, fine linen under shirt, a duck egg-blue left trouser (skin tight) tied with red silk ribbons, then white linen bikini bottoms, (ditto), then a rust red right trouser (ditto) tied with red silk ribbons, (there's no trouser seat, the legs are separately clad); he is carrying a dark grey and light grey, quartered shield and is about to stab somebody or hurl something (his right arm is behind a horse). He has his back to the onlooker.

Most of the others are wearing little miniskirts with pleats, so he may have taken his off to fight better.

Details from Piero are picked up and used surprisingly often by fashion designers.

Lilith said...

They are so grandly dressed in that painting :-) But I can't see the white bikini...it looks like a white bottom peeking through the chap's silky chaps...:-) Piero della Francesca is the man!

Haus Frau said...

My little Marvin wears gloves with a string of wool from one to the other. It was his Grandmother Naylor's idea, she was a sophisticate, I think she had seen this done on her trip to Europe in 1960.

Bunty Binstock said...

A crucial accessory, Haus Frau. Is Marvin your husband?

Haus Frau said...

Lord no! Marvin is my only son, (he's thirty four now!) and he still lives with his Mama!!!
Mr. Frau was gathered unto GOD after complications from what was supposed to be a standard polyp removal, back in 1978. But I know Gary is looking down on us from where he sits on the LORD'S right hand.

Bunty Binstock said...

Well Mrs Frau, you and I must be of a similar generation, but I am afraid that "I reek of spinst" (as my friend Lilith's daughter would say.)

Bunty Binstock said...

My condolences, of course, Mrs Frau. Gary must have been a great comfort to you.

Anonymous said...

Lilith
I forbid you to show this image to my handmaiden Eve.
If you did, no doubt she will greet me in a pair of these jeans (white please Eve) whilst wearing a crop top, cowboy hat and six inch heeled platform sandals, maybe bright pink lipstick, lots of eye shadow and mascara?
Should she do so I will of course turn my head away in disgust( a few times)
The Beast of Clerkenwell

The Old Tarf said...

I like to leave something to the imagination.

I thought the micro mini skirts were awful back in the late 60's early 70's.

the builders is the bum crack version. Or I forgot my belt so my jeans fall off. eww

thumbs down as well.

grumpy grandad said...

You lot have clearly not recognised that this is the latest edict from 10DS about the need to conserve denim which is henceforth going to be in very short supply owing to the current ongoing er..world supply... puff puff.. global warming/climate changing waffle waffle blah blah...hic.

Haus Frau: I used to wear gloves like that threaded back up the sleeves, across the shoulders and down the other side, when I was a nipper in the 1940s. My parents' generation had - and used - inordinate amounts of plain commmon sense over simple things like that. Now, if only they could have come up with something to solve the disappearing sock syndrome.....

Daisy said...

gg they did have a solution to the disappearing sock problem...my great grandma used to put them all in a box...along with ripped pantyhose (clean) at the end of the month we would sort through the box and see if there were matches...if not we would cut them up into small pieces and she would use them to stuff animals she made for the grandchildren...a perfect way to use the waste...btw...i still have my sock monkey she made me when i was 4 years old...

Lilith said...

Be of C, Eve is one of the few people who could get away with this look and still appear innocent and glamorous:-)

Lilith said...

I know Old T, these days I have a thing about long grey pony tails on men who are thinning on top....I want to cut them off. Not very quintessentially hippy of me...

Lilith said...

Grandad, I had wondered if it was something to do with the global denim shortage :-)

Lilith said...

Hiya Daisy, I do that with socks...collect them and try and match them...but the sewing machine is dusty and in the cupboard...Perhaps Haus Frau can inspire me with a few frock patterns?

Daisy said...

omg lilith i so want to cut those ponytails myself...it is so hard to control myself at times...thankfully i never seem to have scissors on me when they are around...you crack me up!!!!

Philipa said...

I wore mini skirts from junior school in the 1960's untill well into the 1990's. I found one of them in the garage the other day - a leather arrangement that consisted of two blunt pyramids laced together at the sides.

..and I think that sort of thing SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED!

Daisy - if you chain socks together with wool you can hear the sock monster scream in the night - you have to listen carefully though. I find that stuffing socks together in a pair just confuses the poor little sod and he climbs back in the washing machine.... and waits.

electro-kevin said...

Phwoar !

(Pippy)

electro-kevin said...

Did ya try it on ? Just for old time's sake ???

;-)

stanislavs blues said...

A Dory Previn kind of garment, a dividing line, between women who have borne children and women who would steal their husbands, just because they can. Stanislav not at all prude or puritan but would take all the tyrannical, fag fashion designers and whisper sweetly in their ears, Up Against the Wall, Motherfuckers.

Lilith said...

I had a black rubber mini skirt once...Wore it with silver lurex tights and dr martens (?!)

Lilith said...

I see what you mean Stan,...don't you think it's weird how Farrow got it all back later on...almost enough to make me believe in karma...

Philipa said...

I want some Dr Martens. Now.

As I'm over 40 I may have to colour my hair, wear black lace skirts and stink of joss sticks.

Lilith said...

OOH no Pip, not yet awhile :-)

electro-kevin said...

I agree with Stan. Why all the bother with fashion when a pair of white tennis socks will do for me. And NOTHING else.

;-)

Lilith said...

"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months"

Oscar the Man

stanislav said...

If only there was Karma, and it was as efficient as that.

stanislav prefer famous Polish painter, Paul Gauguin, friend of nutter van Gogh - paintings not worth tuppence, by the way, have seen many, just daubings, off starry night madman - and go in South Sea Isles and do noncing in Sun with Polynesian girls. All is swimmingly well for a time and then Gauguin starts to get some stick, maybe off presbyterian missionaries, from Scotland, grows bitter and returns to Europe.

!Life,' opined Gauguin, 'being what it is, one dreams of vengeance.'

In Big Book of Plumber's Remedies stanislav refine this into more pragmatic instruction to all who will listen:

If you meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him !


love from stanislav

gg said...

Ah yes, Stan, the dusky Polynesian maidens!! Don't tell granny (before her time anyway) but I do recall many years ago on my way from LA to NZ passing through Tahiti for a few days. I agree with you that Gaugin's paintings are nothing really special, and neither for that matter is the tiny island of Tahiti itself, nor Papeete which I found to be very scruffy in comparison to most of the other French Pacific island towns - but if ever you are that way again, I can thoroughly recommend an hour or two sitting at a wayside cafe on Bora Bora with an icy cold beer in hand just watching the topless lasses floating by on the backs of their boyfriends' Vespas. Hehehe... :- ) dribble dribble....

Anonymous said...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/kaniving_git/Not%20To%20Be%20Moved/Pedo-Bear.jpg

Anonymous said...

That (girl?) model is a funny shape...?

Lilith said...

Poor Mr Gauguin, eh Stan. My first boyfriend's Dad had a real one in his living room. That's Knutsford for you. (He was a cunt. The Dad, not the Boyfriend, who was actually very sweet)

My Gran was given a pearl by the Queen of Rarotonga.

I have some words for Mr Buddah before I smite him.

Lilith said...

Hmmmm....gg, what a lush vision @-)

Lilith said...

Anon, shocking. Those bears get everywhere.

The model, imho, is a perfectly normal shape for a 12 year old.

stanislav said...

Not missing anything with The Prophet or, indeed, The Way of the Sufi which is a little more esoteric, less didactic but overall is better for a bloke to read book of Proverbs out of Old Testament or book of Psalms of King David, father of the Blues. All are Abrahamic patriarchal shit and gloom and guilt but Bible of King James is in every line poetry. God save Poland.

Lilith said...

God Save Poland indeed Stan.

Some years ago I visited Wells Cathedral and The Song of Solomon was open on the lecturn...Splendid! Really LARGE print. The bloke I was with was embarassed. Mainly because he was an Oxford graduate who had never heard of the Song of Solomon. Go Figure. You a humble self educated plumbler and all...

Lots of love Lilith xo

Lilith said...

I have actually done a bit of Sufi Whirling. It was a groove. You channel divine love in through your right arm through your heart and out through your left arm and you start whirling. You don't get dizzy because you are propelled by divine love and the music. Quite cool. Rose Geranium oil perfumed the air and some very mellow people played funky instruments. Oddly nobody bumped into anyone else or fell over or was sick.

Try everything, I say.

killemallletgodsortemout said...

lilith

(He was a cunt. The Dad, not the Boyfriend, who was actually very sweet)

I love it when you write so disgracefully.

Anyway, to fashion.

This one's crap, in my opinion, fit only for Essex chavettes, and the like.

Nah, mini skirts did/do it for me.