I love a bit of leather and I am in ‘need’ of some great leather trousers. I had some AllSaints leather jeans, but I wore them to death, and with my yo-yoing weight they stretched beyond what could be considered a flattering fit. I have been hunting for some time and I am still none the wiser as to which I should buy.
I have two conundrums when looking for leather trousers:
1. Leather vs. pleather. I am all for trying a good pleather trouser, but it was suggested to me the other day that it might cause some unpleasant sweating where you least want to sweat – I’ve since thought twice about pleather. Also if I am looking for great leather trousers, then shouldn’t I invest in a brand known for their real leather trousers – now not necessarily Balmain (unless my Husband is buying of course), but maybe Theory or Helmut Lang?
2. A trouser with fly vs. legging. Part of me wants a great leather jean with a fly and 5 pockets so I can wear shorter tops and sweaters without the fear of a camel toe on show. On the other hand wriggling into a pair of leather leggings maybe easier, and they are often far cheaper than a leather trouser.
Camel toe and sweating – makes me wonder if I should just avoid the leather pant thing altogether?
So here’s a run down of what has appealed to me so far…
These Ted Baker leggings are not cheap at $600 but knowing the brand they will be fabulous quality. They also have a side zip and the added stretch will help keep them in shape beautifully.
I love these Warehouse leather trousers for something a little different. They aren’t really loose like Christine Centenera wore, but they have a bit more shape than a regular skinny trouser – and I love the cross over fly. I am sorely tempted by these.
And just so we can dream about what it looks like to ooze style – here she is herself…
Sticking with the peg leg theme – these are a great alternative to leather from ASOS. You have to use your imagination a little but I think they are great styled correctly.
These Vero Moda trousers are a great price and a classic cut with a side zip. Can’t really argue with the price here at all for real leather at $213.
Now these are a definite love it or loathe it item. They are a copy of the R13 Chaps. I am obsessively waiting for them to appear on the US Mango site. Mango have assured me via Twitter that they will be there soon – if you are in the UK you lucky beggars can order yours now! Take a look here at how amazing Eve looks in hers.
Finally just for fun here’s what I ordered today. At $27 I thought they were worth the risk…we’ll see when they arrive…I present my faux leather harem trousers from eBay.
I’ll leave you with today’s outfit taken by my lovely man as we were rushing out of the door for a cheeky child free lunch:)