Guess what the oldest pair of pants discovered were invented for? Clue: you wouldn’t want to do it without em’

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Saturday 14 June 2014

A new study in Quaternary International has recently revealed that the world’s oldest pair of pants was likely invented for riding horses. Discovered at a tomb in China, both the pants and the person wearing it (who’s obviously now a crumbling skeleton) are already 3000 years old. It is postulated that the owner of the pants was likely a warrior in his mid-40s who was buried with other horse-related implements, including a bit, whip, bridle and a horse tail.

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Ironic pants made from, well, sweaters? Totally knit!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Saturday 8 February 2014

Amsterdam-based knitting enthusiast Stephen West made this tutorial for turning woolly sweaters into swanky sweater pants, or what he calls ‘swants’. If that’s not knit, we don’t know what is.

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Pants made from a C17th sorcerer’s skin

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 4 December 2013

Holy what in god’s name is that?! At the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft (and I thought a museum about sex toys was weird) in Holmavik, lies a pair of pants that you could say is out of fashion. The pair of pants, called the “skinnies,” was made from real human flesh in the 17th century. If that wasn’t weird enough, the skin was taken off a sorcerer. Yes, this may be Merlin’s flesh and ding dongs hanging in a museum!

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Look At My Fucking Red Trousers: a blog all about un-ironic red pants

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 12 June 2013

These days I’m seeing quite a few decidedly non-hipster folks in red trousers, but wearing these without a ounce of irony. The slightly rude sounding site Look At My Fucking Red Trousers — self-described as “a collection of photographs in celebration of the vibrant and burgeoning red-trousered communities of London and elsewhere” — really say […]

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Glitter Britches: Sparkly Fancy Pants

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By Ruthann in New Fashion on Tuesday 28 February 2012

Tired of boring, ill-fitting pantaloons? Ready to adorn your nether-regions in sheer fantasticness? Step right up and get yerself a pair of Glitter Britches from the folks at BeastWares. Stretchy and shiny, these babies are ready for the yoga mat, the dance floor, and everything in-between. Right now, you can pre-order a pair, or just help this small company grow, at their Kickstarter homepage.

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Tights are not pants

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By Andy in New Fashion on Monday 11 January 2010

I disagree, but the Tights are not pants manifesto is pretty funny. There’s some history and arguments on why tights shouldn’t be worn as pants, and a downloadable kit with printable flyers to spread the word. A commendable effort. Do you agree tights are not pants? I’m all for tights as pants, as long they’re, […]

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