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Leather trousers... Yes or no???

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Chocamochalatte Thu 04-Aug-11 22:37:17

Have been looking at some in Next, but just can't decide...

(mid thirties, size 12, 5'6")

Chipotle Thu 04-Aug-11 22:39:06

Good Lord no!

happy2bhomely Thu 04-Aug-11 23:04:25


Cleverything Thu 04-Aug-11 23:06:21

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K999 Thu 04-Aug-11 23:06:47

On Jim Morrison YES
On Tom Jones NO

LawrieMarlow Thu 04-Aug-11 23:07:35


bestmate Thu 04-Aug-11 23:18:46

I have a skinny pair from Karen millen ... Divine!!! Feel a bit of a man magnet in them actually, and I've been married 13 years!!!

queenmaeve Thu 04-Aug-11 23:28:17

Yes! But must be skinnies. Have been on the lookout for a good pair. The only nice ones I have seen were Michael Kors at big bucks. Need cheaper ones. They will be so handy

bestmate Thu 04-Aug-11 23:30:15

I still have my brown shakira pair , have kept in the hope of a revival! Lol! I just can't throw away some thing that cost that much money.

monkeysmama Thu 04-Aug-11 23:43:30

They're wonderful. Topshop did a pleather pair last year which are due back in & were easier to wear than my real leather ones. Very worth getting. River Island had a surprisingly good pair in recently too.

I wore mine loads last winter with plain wooly tops and loved them. They're everywhere on the catwalks this A/w too. I wear mine almost as a tights substitute.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 05-Aug-11 07:05:54

Oh I am having a leather moment and quite fancy some pleather leggings as MM suggests. Have got a nice cashmere long cardigan and figure they'd look good with that and a silk top.

Worth a try.

Chocamochalatte Fri 05-Aug-11 07:55:04

Phew! Was worried with those no's at the start! Definitely looking at a skinny pair... Top Shop ones sound interesting...

mousymouse Fri 05-Aug-11 08:14:10

nooooooo, only if they are protective clothing for work or austrian traditional dress.

spout Fri 05-Aug-11 08:17:34

do you have a penchant for looking like Axl Rose circa 1988, or maybe a DFS sofa?

AlpinePony Fri 05-Aug-11 08:35:43

I think it's a really personal thing - they'll work on some and not on others. But here's for something really controversial wink - I think they look better on a woman with an arse!

HellonHeels Fri 05-Aug-11 10:03:26

Hmmmm I just think "Bono" when I read leather trousers. Or cock rock posturing.

The fact that they are from Next also give me cause for concern - have you seen them in a shop or just online?

However, despite my views I do think that with a size 12 figure you would look good in almost anything so why not if you like them?

Post some pics if you buy them!

Macaroona Fri 05-Aug-11 10:06:12

If you have a leather sofa or car seats then no, otherwise go for it smile

bestmate Fri 05-Aug-11 14:24:10

On a hot car journey imagine the stick!!

noddyholder Fri 05-Aug-11 14:26:10

Skinny soft low rise and on a perfect body yes otherwise no a bit cilla black

animula Fri 05-Aug-11 14:30:47

It's sooo muggy! I salute both your commitment to fashion and your ability to imagine forwards to a situation/time out of this particular weather.

DrCoconut Sat 06-Aug-11 00:04:46

If they suit you and your style then why not. It would be a crime against society if I were to go out in them though grin

Chocamochalatte Sat 06-Aug-11 00:18:25

Alpine I feel my arse may be too big, think I need to try them on...

The reason I went with Next is because they are more affordable...

So if I were to get said trousers, what shoes would I wear??

AlpinePony Sat 06-Aug-11 07:27:09

You can but try. smile I wouldn't go for as cheap as post, because technically this should be an item which could last 20 years. About the big bum thing, I think leather should be worn like a second skin, baggy leather is very divorcee wintering in tenerife. ;)

Shoes? My friend used to wear hers with non-fussy stilettos, plain black tee and big hair. She looked amazing.

HoneyPablo Sat 06-Aug-11 07:41:43

No, unless you want your legs to look like 2 black puddings.

rookiemater Sat 06-Aug-11 07:52:09

No - at best you will look like Anthea turner at worst like Nancy Dell Ollio

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