Monday, July 27, 2009

#687 It's the pleat in my pants... don't act like you're not impressed



I've been going on and on and on about pleated pants over the last few weeks, so when the opportunity came for me to snap up a pair, I jumped at the chance. Last week I started a new enterprise - personal shopping. Basically, I take men out to a whole bunch of stores, get them to try on copious amounts of clothes then tell them what looks best (in my humble opinion). It's all about building a wardrobe from the basics up. I was working with a middle aged man last Friday, and before beginning our expedition we had a look through his closet. While dissecting its innards (rows and rows of white Kenzo shirts and blue and cream cargo shorts), I came across this pair of massive beige Polo by Ralph Lauren pleated pants. They were 15 years old, lightweight, voluminous and tapered at the bottom. I had to have them. The gentleman was kind enough to oblige me, and I am now the proud owner of the best pants ever. So far I've had conflicting reactions. My male friends love them (and just quietly I think Dayne wants to steal them for himself), but my flatmate Anna said something about them being the ugliest things she'd ever seen. Huge call!

What say you? More shots below.

















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48 comments:

Tux said...

I love them! they are like My glutony Pants from World i got last summer! great score!

Isaac Likes said...

Thanks Tux!
Isaac 1
Anna 0

Mona said...

I think it depends on what you pair them with. Personally, I think they are great but those converse shoes did not do them justice! I reckon it will be perfect for spring.
Xx

Isaac Likes said...

Thanks Mona.
Obviously girls are a wayyyyyy tougher crowd!
Isaac 1 1/2
Anna 1/2

Anonymous said...

No, No! They look to big for you maybe get them taken in a bit...... They make you look a little fat and your not fat....

Isaac Likes said...

Crapadoodle.

Isaac 1 1/2
Anna 1 1/2

Leah said...

They are great! But do need an iron... I'm not sure if thats how they are supposed to look?

Anonymous said...

They are as ugly as you are!and thats REAL

Isaac Likes said...

Leah - I like them all creased and sloppy, they're really massive so I think it goes with the whole thing.

Isaac 2 1/2
Anna 2 1/2

Anonymous said...

I think they would be sweet if they were a.) the right size around the waist b. a bit less voluminous, and c.) if from just above the knee down to the cuff was taken in like a cigarette pant so they vaguely resembled the shape of a pair of riding breeches.

Isaac Likes said...

I'll take half for that.

Isaac 3
Anna 3

WHERE'S MY COOKIE MONSTER!

Anonymous said...

what is your rate for personal shopping?

Isaac Likes said...

Hi anon,

Send me an email: isaac@isaaclikes.com

Anonymous said...

Not a good look....... Girls don't look at guys in those pants! leave them to the old men...... unless you are a sexy model

Isaac Likes said...

Isaac 3
Anna 4

Anonymous said...

I really like the idea of having them taken in to make a riding pant. It would distinguish your look further. Take a half point motherfucker.

Isaac Likes said...

Anon you are awesome!
Isaac 3 1/2
Anna 4 1/2

Anonymous said...

Isaac pleeeeeeease don't wear them :|

Isaac Likes said...

Isaac 3 1/2
Anna 5 1/2

I'm still wearing them!

Anonymous said...

Take them in a bit then

Leah said...

If you put it that way, the creased look goes super well with the look. To be honest, taking them in to make them look like riding breeches would look ridiculous!

Isaac Likes said...

Leah, you are awesome.
I'm taking an extra point for that.

Isaac 4 1/2
Anna 5 1/2

Leah said...

Oh and also- They look so comfy. The comfort factor alone should be worth 2 points!

Anonymous said...

Leah do you want Isaac to look like a fool? Tell him the truth about the pants! Not a good look on you Isaac trust me!

Isaac Likes said...

Isaac 4 1/2
Anna 6 1/2

k said...

I think they need some alterations.. On the plus side, they bring your intimidation level down half a point.

Isaac Likes said...

Ahhh Katherine my old friend.
Do I take half a point?
I'm going to.

Isaac 5
Anna 7

rich said...

mate i am with anna - terrible! taper the cuffs a bit more and they're hammer pants.

Isaac Likes said...

Isaac 5
Anna 8

I'm still wearing them.

Charlotte said...

they are amazing, i dig. in fact, the baggier the goddamn better, it's like you're taking the piss out of the bagginess, and taking the piss is hilarious. good steal!

Tim said...

i have been excited to read this all day.

not convinced on the shoe combo, but i am 100% for beige pants in any form - here's a 3/4 point.

love, cookie

Anonymous said...

Not a fan!!! Take them off!! UG

Djinous said...

I know I already told you this, but no. They're bad.

Anonymous said...

Hideous.

Anonymous said...

35 COMMENTS AT LEAST THEY HAVE PEOPLE TALKING..i ALWAYS LKE TO BE CONTENTIOUUS! SO i LIKE THEM!

Aych said...

eeeek Isaac,
Lucky your a slender young man otherwise I think that photo'd make me feel real uncomfortable!
My thoughts - NOT for a large man.
Half a point? *:-)

Anonymous said...

Love it

Leonie said...

Darling, you could live in those and be loved forever. Like what you've teamed them with. Tres chic!

Isaac Likes said...

Isaac 10 1/4
Anna 11

I'm still losing.

BUT STILL WEARING THEM!

Anonymous said...

...yes but you can laugh when they are all wearing them in 1 or 2 seasons!

Isaac Likes said...

Isaac 11 1/4
Anna 11

HOLLA!

Anonymous said...

This is cool and chic, Well played Isaac!

grant said...

Great -pleats are the bomb -flattering if you are not a stick insect + redolent of more tailored times-great with a skinny top layer -tight V neck + T or exagerated shirt collar-especially if you have a swimmers body shape .What more they are about DETAIL and that is what makes clothing so fascinating-time warp/time forward-who cares, if they suit you wear on.....

Anonymous said...

having seen them in the "flesh" yesterday Im gonna say hell no isaac, lose those pants, it looks like you've raided a clothing bin or mugged a homeless guy. a really fat homelss guy haha

Isaac Likes said...

Isaac 12 3/4

Anna 12

Still winning.

Still wearing them.

But I did like that last anon comment. Good call son!

Anonymous said...

Yeah you look like a dick in them...... I saw you!

Isaac Likes said...

Isaac 12 3/4

Anna 13

She's beating me again!

K said...

Omg, you have probably already seen this, but this exteme version of your pants is ridiculous:

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/7019thenewwaveWeb.jpg