1.28.2010

Menswear: granny trousers, grandpa sweater & fedora









It's about time I found some trousers at the thrift store. I've been seeing them everywhere for some time now, but it seems that pants are much harder to thrift than dresses. Trying to find a) the right pair and b) the right fit is just about impossible when you're working with a healthy set of hips like mine, that's why I'm convinced the thrift gods were working some sort of magic when they led me to this pair. I'm still kind of tickled that old, wool granny pants are the 'in' thing right now, but after seeing so many people make them work I'm convinced that the trend ain't so bad.

I actually wore this look out Sunday on a quiet photo walk with my tripod, but when I got home and uploaded the photos I hated them. I thought the pants looked goofy so I changed immediately (into the look in the previous post) and went out for more photos with my sister. After pulling the photos up again today and working a little photoshop magic I fell in love with the look. It's funny how you hate a look one day and love it the next; I guess fashion makes us all sort of fickle.

Vintage Fedora: Estate Sale $8
Lacoste Sweater: Goodwill $4
Blouse: Thirft $6
Belt: Modcloth
Wool Trousers: Goodwill $4 (hemmed)
Oxfords: Goodwill $6
Glasses: Thrift $1

20 comments:

Lillian Chang said...

Ohmygosh, I love the look!! Very stylish and cool! :)
This photographs are fantastic!

Kelley Anne said...

I know exactly what you mean about thrifting pants. A) some thrift stores don't have changing rooms and B) its hard for me to find pants that suit me...especially pleated, high-waist pants. I usually don't even enter the section when I thrift.

That being said, you look adorable. I love, love, love the blouse you're wearing with those pants.

{Tara} said...

I love it! The ruffled shirt really makes it softer and less boyish.

M. said...

love as always, the pants look great on you!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

G&M said...

i got myself some thrifted pants sometime last year. I've only worn them once but I think i might give them another chance. Nice fany pack by the way! very cool

Sarah Elizabeth said...

i love it! one of my favorite looks on you!

Maria Confer said...

I can never get enough menswear.

Lulu Letty

Laurel said...

I have such a terrible time with pants - totally understand the difficult process in thrifting a decent pair!

I really like this look and the pictures are great! x

Rosie said...

Looking snazzy girl! I love your fannypack! Great touch!

stephanie renee said...

love the menswear!

tess said...

oo amazing pants!

fashionforwriters said...

UM, HOT.

That's all.xo Jenny

Harlow Darling said...

Actually I rather like this outfit and just this look in general, I think it has a very 1940s feel to it!

xxx
Harlow

http://harlowdarling-elegantlywasted.blogspot.com/

Django et Coco said...

I found it so hard to find a good pair of trouser for myself too..! I finally did found one, only to have Django giving me a not so positive criticism once home! ;( Oh Well, I still love them, so I will skip over the flattering part for once!

Those paint look amazing on you and this whole outfit is style perfectly!!! I'm in love with the belt purse (I need one) :) I'm heading to modcloth right now!


-Coco from Our Paper Moon

Jen said...

you always find the most amazing vintage pieces. i'm so jealous that almost everything you're wearing is so inexpensive! :) great trousers btw, i love the high waist on them and they fit you perfectly.

amanda said...

this looks so amazing! i love that you softened the look with the ruffled blouse and as always, your photos are beautiful. such a lovely romantic mood.

D. said...

I thrifted a pair of pants today too! It IS always so much harder than dresses, I agree. I wish I could find the perfect menswear trousers, they look gorgeous on you.

Amanda said...

That last photo is so adorable! I agree, I have the hardest time finding any sort of pants in a thrift store....something about my round bottom and waist just makes thrifting pants so hard!

RINO said...

beautiful

Ulrika said...

Really cool outfit, lovely!xxx