With apologies to Mr. Hammer

You remember these, right?

mc-hammer-pants-red-jeans

Well, they’re back! And they’re better than ever!

vintage-90s-red-jeans-reworked-shorts

Because they are now shorts! Which makes me want to, um, jump for joy.

reworked-vintage-jeans

They’re still as pleated as ever, they’re still as acid washed as they were originally, but now that they’re shorts, they’re downright funky.

vintage-makeover-red-jeans-shorts

It’s an extreme makeover, Hammer pants edition. And it’s a miracle that they turned out as well as they did. I’m not going to lie to you, I was worried there for a minute.

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  • Reply Melissa (the real one) May 2, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Was hoping you’d belt them. They look awesome:-)

  • Reply K-L May 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Okay, so they do look pretty alright!

  • Reply Melissa May 3, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Haha that’s awesome.

    I’m pretty sure you are one of a very select few that could pull those off.

  • Reply quelle May 3, 2010 at 11:30 am

    awesome!!

  • Reply lisa May 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

    It’s not the shorts that are the miracle (although they look great on you post-alteration)–it’s the fact that you didn’t crop your face out of the last photo. Omg!

  • Reply hauteworld May 4, 2010 at 5:00 am

    What a makeover! A definite improvement… now my question is, are you going to do anything with the remaining material? ;-)

  • Reply slk May 4, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I don’t know.
    They look good when you’re jumping!

  • Reply erin May 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    kelsey! i love them! great vision!

  • Reply Anya May 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Love them! Hammertime!

    But what I really want to know is: who is your tailor? Amazing work!

  • Reply Nicole May 5, 2010 at 12:52 am

    this is awesome Kelsey! I love that the pleats are still there, it makes for great movement when you wear those shorts. I love that pic of you leaping in the air too btw haha. You could totally have your own reality fashion TV show called Extreme Makeover – Fashion Edition where you take vintage pieces and turn them into something completely new and different. I would totally watch that.

  • Reply Alinka Johnson May 6, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I love the shorts girl! Super cute!!! I am also surprised to read that you were scared it would come out wrong–you always seem perfectly confident on your edits. You know, I would love to see any pieces that you feel “went astray” if they exist. Maybe then I won’t feel so bad. :)

    Loves it!!!

  • Reply Kelsey May 11, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Melissa — I owe you big time for these bad boys.

    K-L — Shocking, but true!

    Melissa — No way! Anyone can pull them off. You’ve just got to rock them.

    Quelle — I’ve got Melissa to thank for them!

    Lisa — I know! Leaving my head in the photo? It’s craziness!

    Hauteworld — If I were that crafty, maybe I’d make something with the leftover material. But alas…

    SLK — What doesn’t look good when you’re jumping?

    Erin — Why thankya!

    Anya — I go to Oakridge Tailors on Cambie.

    Nicole — I love your idea of spinning this into a TV show. Now you’ve got my brain a twirlin’.

    Alinka — Ooooooh… some of my pieces that have gone astray? I’ll have to see if I can drum something up. But you know what? When you’re getting things professionally tailored, it’s pretty much foolproof.

  • Reply a stylized hysteria May 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Those are 2 legit 2 quit! :D They look awesome on you- great idea chopping them!

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