That is the question.
Instead of always bombarding you with products I love and style posts (which I’ll still continue to do, don’t worry) I want to go back a little bit to the beginning of my blogging roots. Before outfits of the day, there were opinion pieces that entailed me vehemently preaching about this that and the other – but, ultimately making a case for fashion as a cultural industry, a way of life, a philosophy, an important part of everyday life worth thinking about at great lengths. Worth theorizing. My last post was an admission of not having a clear sense of what my personal style is. Turns out, there are a lot of my readers who feel the same – which, doesn’t surprise me since you’re all following me. It’s like the blind leading the blind but we’re in this together!
So, what about leather pants? Every time I see a girl in skinny leather pants I’m either jealous I don’t own a pair or thankful that I don’t. In this time, they haven’t gone away. You know, when waxed jeans came out a few years ago I jumped on that trend because here was all the sex of a leather pant without the big commitment. And I loved them. Which leads me to think that I could handle the real thing.
There are so many moments when I’m coming up with an outfit and I regret not having a pair of leather pants in my wheelhouse as they would really make the finished look. So, in the spirit of carving out a more palpable expression of my personal style, I am going to think long and hard about this leather pant thing. First, I need to find the absolute best-fitting pair out there – no matter the price tag. I can’t have an ill-fitting pair of $1200 pants, nor an ill-fitting pair at $400, which, might very well be the case with Zara’s premium brand leather pants. Zara’s stuff always fits a bit off, and we always forgive them because we paid a fraction of the price to get the look from a Daria Werbowy Celine campaign.
I’m really tempted to buy the Zara version but as Galen Weston Jr. tellingly says in his latest President’s Choice commercial: “If you don’t search for more, you’ll never find it.”