Feast your eyes on these

These beautiful specimens have been sitting in my friend Melissa’s closet since the eighties. And when clearing out her closet one day she thought of me (biggest compliment ever) and generously handed them over.


Notice the pleats…observe the tapering…


It’s almost too much to handle, isn’t it?


I’m getting them tailored as I type and I am praying to MC Hammer that they turn into rad, wearable shorts. Will let you know how it goes.

Want to see some other hideous “before” shots? Take a look here. And here.

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  • Reply Silkie April 11, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    WOW. Those pants are something else…

  • Reply liv April 11, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    holey moley. let’s hope the tailor magic turns this beast into a beauty!! xoxo

  • Reply Larissa April 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I will be shocked to see you make those look good hah!

  • Reply k-l April 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Common now… I’m sure Melissa looked FAB in these bad boys back in the day. And hey, if it doesn’t turn out, you can fit a change of clothing, your lunch, and Leroy in the thigh puffs- functon over fashion.

  • Reply slk April 12, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I’ve also seen purses made out of old jeans. Just a thought!

  • Reply Kelsey April 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Silkie — WOW is right.

    Liv — I’m curious how they’ll turn out, myself.

    Larissa — I, too, will be shocked if they come out looking wearable but I have faith.

    K-L — So practical, aren’t they?

    SLK — Have a little faith, won’t ya? They’ll be beautiful as shorts (fingers crossed).

  • Reply mc April 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    too legit. too legit to quit.

    can’t believe nobody has said that yet.


  • Reply hauteworld April 13, 2010 at 6:38 am

    You are a brave brave girl for wearing these and posting them in public ;-) Can’t wait to see the results! I’m happy to report that even during the MC Hammer craze, I never succumbed to this look, though all the guys in school ran around in similar trousers (and I’m sure they really regret it now… because I have pics… haha).

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