Wednesday, October 14, 2009



I saw this ad in my Facebook sidebar (why American Apparel thought I was buying "Disco Pants" should make the evangelists of targeted advertising weep).

There is a slim 4-5% of the age-appropriate demographic that will make these pants work. The same population that almost made Uggs work (they don't, they're dumb), and who can generally pull off any trend to come down the pike, good idea or no.

Much like the muffin-top and whale-tail looks of circa 2004, these pants are going to inflict us with a generation of people in clothing which they will attempt to adopt as its in all the magazines, but which will end in failure once worn out to the Red Box DVD rental outside Walgreens.

I now know I'm going to walk across campus with sad looking undergrads squeezed into these monstrosities on a pedestal of those rain-slicker boots that have to be giving our nation's young women the worst case of athlete's foot since the trench war of 1917.

Stop the disco pants madness.


Michael Corley said...

I imagine walking in these pants make a "sqerky sqerky" type sound.


Nathan said...

I see nothing wrong with the disco pants, so long as they stay in the disco. It's when people try to bring fashion like this into everyday use that it looks weird.

The League said...

I could not agree more. Except that just looking at the cut, I would suggest people take a long, critical look in the fitting room mirror before deciding the pants will look good even under a disco ball and gelled lights.

J.S. said...

The Admiral is totally getting these for Christmas. And then we're going to get him audition spot for So You Think You Can Dance?.

The League said...

You'd have to get The Admiral to quit wearing his stirrup pants, first.

Anonymous said...

These pants are hot when they're saddled on a smoking hot figure like mine. You guys don't know what you're missing.


Sandy from Grease

The League said...

Okay, Sandy from Grease gets a pass.