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Stop! (No, seriously) Hammer Time!

Since seeing Selina's post on the rising hammer pants trend I had been contemplating whether this was a band wagon I wanted to jump on. I thought I was going to have to wait until my next shopping trip to try to find a pair to try on, when *light bulb moment* I remembered a certain pair of trousers that lay in a box under my bed.
Originally bought for dressing up oriental-style for a Chinese meal at my aunts house (I honestly don't know why. No one else's family does fancy dress to eat a takeaway in..), they are definitely hammer pant shape, with the low crotch (or high waist, depending on how you wear them) and tapered legs etc etc.
So, I thought I'd try them out to see if they could be integrated into my wardrobe.

First try - because they're silky shiny crepe-y things, the trousers DO NOT work with casual clothes. They just look wrong. I'm not going to post the horrible pictures of the laid-back looks I attempted with these trousers. They especially do not go with trainers. (But that's just because of the fabric of my pair. Other material, such as jersey, would probably be able to fit with the casual vibe better.)

Second try -
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The whole low crotch thing makes your legs look mega short. Although a vast improvement on the casual attempt, I just couldn't help but feel that I looked like a ridiculous short-arse. And I am not. Ridiculous or a short-arse.

Third try -
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When I tried to wear them high waisted to eliminate the short leg thing, the legs weren't long enough, and ended up at a very unflattering length. So this is a kind of compromise, with a sort of high waist to detract from the "look at how I'm wearing my trousers like an adolescent skater boy" low slung thing. It sort of works. The top is fugly, but I was losing the will to live by this point and couldn't be bothered to find anything better.

Conclusion - Hammer pants are not workable for me. At least not these ones. These ones are better suited to Chinese takeaways with slightly batty relatives. Perhaps they would look better on tall people, who could get away with the leg-shortening effect, but personally, I'd rather wear jodhpurs.

8 comments

  1. A very difficult one to pull off. But it looks good on you in outfit two!

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  2. Oh I loved that you tried them, funny post.

    C.

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  3. ooo nice post! i think they look pretty fine, not all baggy like the ones i found

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  4. You are so classy. I could never have imagined how to wear those pants. Somehow, you manage to look lovely. I'm jealous as hell.

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  5. I refuse to accept hammer pants as fashionable. But props for actually trying them on. I'm trying to block them out!

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  6. at least you tried! I dont think they look so bad on ya, but i'm so short i think they'd probably look atrocious!
    xoxo

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  7. Damn, you have the best figure for those cute little waistcoats! I *so* can't make those look good!

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